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6 Tense, Quiet Moments in Film

April 13, 2018, 05:03 AM

Silence is unnerving, unnatural, and uncomfortable, which means that it’s the perfect tool for a filmmaker to build atmosphere. Whenever a film becomes suspiciously quiet, the viewer immediately knows that something frightening is about to happen. What will it be–a ghost, a loud noise, or even… nothing? This is especially useful for the horror film–the jump scare soon became the trademark of the genre.

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