Poster Textual Analysis 2

red balloon

  • Centrally composed
  • Black and red colour scheme
  • Little girl, represents innocence and purity
  • The red hearts on her pyjamas look like blood foreshadowing that she’ll be involved in some sort of violence
  • Black is used to represent darkness and evil things
  • Red  symbolises danger, blood and violence
  • Children are vulnerable making the audience feel sorry if anything happens to her
  • Little girls are usually seen as the symbol of innocence so if she was to do something evil it would be twice as shocking, also kids are gullible making her even more prone to danger
  • The font is blurred out making it unsettling for the audience
  • The shadow on her face connotes that she has a conflict between good and evil as her brother is the antagonist of the film and she lets him do bad things because she loves him

Poster Textual Analysis 1


  • Dark, gothic setting, stereotypical old fashioned castle already linking to the theme of horror.
  • Bad weather, thunderstorm, pathetic fallacy showing the atmosphere is tense and scary.
  • The use of red in the windows connotes danger within the house
  • The use of red blood on the stick connotes the violence of the mother figure already setting up the relationship with her daughter
  • The red on the title links to what it’s saying as it links to blood.
  • The billing blog sticks to normal film poster conventions
  • The cover is centrally composed focusing on the little girl and her scared facial expression introducing the horror genre as she must be scared of something lurking in the house

Inital Ideas, storyline 1.


I will try to come up with a few potential storylines and then perfect them and  then use one for my short film.


Storyline 1 :

A teen girl is babysitting, she’s laying on the couch  texting her boyfriend who’s supposed to come around, there’s a knock at the door and it’s raining, she opens the door to a hooded figure who she believes to be her boyfriend, she lets them in and goes to grab them a towel when she looks at her phone to see a text from her boyfriend saying “sorry I can’t make it tonight”. She’s in shock and tries to figure out who it was at the door, she grabs a knife from the kitchen and runs towards the door but hears screams from the children from upstairs. She goes to get the children and they’re stood on their beds staring into a spot in the room, she goes to pick the little one up and they smile at something behind her so she turns around to the hooded figure which takes the hood off and she is faced with a girl with demon eyes and blood down her face, turns back around and the children also have blood down their faces and the shot cuts away from the house as you hear the screams of the girl being eaten alive.