This is an opening scene for the film Scary Movie. The film genre is a hybrid, Comedy and Horror. An opening scene is used to engage the audience, showing them interesting segments of the film, to make them want to watch it. Also the opening scene, shows typical horror/comedy concepts, which immediately strikes the audience.
Scary movie is different to any other scary film, this is because the way in which the killer murders people is more amusing. However in a normal horror film the way the killer murders people is a lot less funny, such as in a horror film there would be loads of volience and blood everywhere but in scary movie the way he kills the young woman isnt voilient the killer does it in a more hysterical way. (3:54)
At the begining of this film when the young woman was on the phone there wasnt any background music and the lighting used was dim lighting which represents she dont know what is going to happen but the lightening is dim because the killer knows what he is going to do and the young woman dont know she just thinks some one is having a laugh with her on the phone. when she knows she is in danger their is music in the background and the young woman runs out side where it is dark.
2000 - Scary Movie (Keenen Ivory Wayans)