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  • 1. SURVEY ANALYSIS.The Group includes; HonorCooke, Rhianna Griffin and Elliot Hunter.

2. This question was to ascertain the gender of an average horror viewer, however it isnt certain if this is representative of an average viewer orthe personal preferences on the gender of people who could be bothered to replyHowever according to original opinion, Female is the most prolificviewer. We should attempt to orient features and stereotypes as well as humourtowards the average mind-set of stereotypes and sense of humour of a female. 3. It seems the most likely age range of response and from this the most likely horror viewer from the results is yr11-sixth form(15-19) This could mean we need to explore more graphic or mature conventions of horror to satisfy the audience, however there will be a minor young audience so we should also account for that fact. 4. Of the people who responded with a definite answer, supernatural and gore werethe most popular of the sub-genres, this is convenient as we had already planned to use these in a psychological horror. 5. From the survey of people who had decided, gothic horror was the least popular sub-genre, this means any romance planned in the film will be downplayed to concentrateon horror and distance it from this genre. However Gore was also quite unpopular somaking gore a focus is not advisable, gore will be a factor but the gratuity will not cloy amongst the gore lovers in the audience. 6. The most popular age rating was 18. This means we should be able to explore more graphic or mature themes in the horror, however the other age ranges are also quitepopular so we should keep horror conventions that would appeal to the other ageranges also. 7. This matches the general consensus of what we are using to create the horror in thefilm, however there seems to be a noticeable emphasis on tension being the scariestconvention of horror so we should emphasise tension throughout the film to appeal tothe response from the survey. We will also add a greater emphasis on the blood and gore in the film as this was basically non-existent in the former script. 8. This fact surprised to some extent, as we were going to use camera angles to infer as to thefates of the characters for a thrill. However it seems that the audience expresses littleempathy for the characters shown as it was voted the least frightening horror convention. Blood and gore was also a close second, being voted second as most and least frightening, this may lead to only one scene featuring the theme or a single extreme depiction of blood and gore. It is also important to note that only 1% of the responses voted tension as the least frightening, showing clearly that tension is a convention well received as scary. This should play a major role in our film. 9. This indicates that most viewers have no qualms about gender representation in thelead cast with both also shown as preferable so nothing will change most likely in terms of characters. 10. This proves a rather shocking fact about general gender stereotyping in film as it is a near unanimous decision they would believe a male to be the most likely killer, this isquite a convenient fact to play on for two reasons. Firstly, it makes it easier for any type of male character to be a believable killer with brief displays of psychotic tendencies.And secondly it gives quite a clear twist that could shock the audience, the idea of afemale killer seems very surprising towards our target audience. 11. This proves that sometimes the clich horror conventions are the best, with a knifebeing voted the most likely murder weapon, as well as butcher knife being listed severaltimes in the other section. However, this could mean we should use a different murderweapon in order for the film to be less predictable.