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HORROR MOVIE AESTHETICS:Thesis Presentedby Xiangyi FutoThe Department of Art + DesignIn Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Information Design and Visualization Northeastern UniversityBoston, MassachusettsMay, 2016How color, time, space and sound elicit fear in an audience. 2 3ABSTRACTFear is one of the most basic and important human emotions. At very beginning of movie history in 1895, when the audience first saw the Lumieres Bothers’ The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station on the big screen, almost the entire audience tried to escape from the theater. The image of the approaching train caused fear. To intensify feelings of fear in the audience, film artists use sound, lighting, timing, motion and other stylistic devices. Among the wide range of film genres, especially horror movies aim to trigger a physiological and psychological response of fear in the audience. Within the genre, horror films differ widely from each other based on the...