Abstract

This article finds in the found-footage horror cycle an alternative way of understanding the relationship between horror films and reality, which is usually discussed in terms of allegory. I propose the investigation of framing, considered both figuratively (framing the film as documentary) and stylistically (the framing in handheld cameras and in static long takes), as a device that playfully destabilizes the separation between the film and the surrounding world. The article’s main case study is the Paranormal Activity franchise, but examples are drawn from a variety of films.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 43-66
Launched on MUSE
2016-02-11
Open Access
No
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