Scene Idea - Farmhouse

Posted by Sam Hayes On Saturday, December 12, 2009
I've been trying to think of some more options of scenes to create and I've decided to look into the sterotypical American farm. Over the last few months we've watched a lot of movies set in rural America (Invaders of the body snatchers, Night of the Hunter, Invaders from Mars) which all feature farmsteads with something 'not quite right'. I'm doing a bit of research into what I could create, but I have a general idea.


Im considering putting the house further back in the image, with the main focus being a barn, with light streaming out.:

Next, I'll post up the sketch.

4 Responses to 'Scene Idea - Farmhouse'

  1. tutorphil said...'> 12 December 2009 at 14:12

    Hi Sam - am liking this rural 'gothic' direction; some references for you to digest; check out Ed Gein's farmhouse...

    Ed Gein was an American serial killer of the 1950s - and the real-life inspiration for Norman Bates, Leatherface, and Buffalo Bill.




    There's a certain rural/American/deep south gothic subgenre, which also includes the likes of...

    There's a lot of anxiety for us 'city folk' out there in the redneck woodlands, you see... a very rich seam of nervousness for you to happily exploit!


  2. Sam Hayes said...'> 12 December 2009 at 15:49

    Thanks for all those links Phil, I'll work my way through them.

    I'm also going to watch the M.Night Shyamalan film 'Signs' later, as the feeling and atmosphere within it is exactly what I'm going for.


  3. tutorphil said...'> 12 December 2009 at 17:11

    good choice... also, while the rest of the film is bad, the opening act of Shyamalan's The Happening is very 'off-kilter' and uncanny... and then it drops all the balls...

    more redneck gothic...

    some Australian 'redneck' gothic too...

    and some French 'Hillbilly' horror ...

    and finally...

    some Cornish 'farm folk' nastiness...


  4. tutorphil said...'> 12 December 2009 at 21:34

    If you haven't seen it already - check out the link to Bharathi's blog - an alternate way to post your reviews/observations/analysis?


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