Hi, I'm an AS Media student, and this blog contains research into the different aspects of film and media, specializing in the Slasher genre. The research has all been put towards the development of my coursework production 'Camp Ivy', which I co-produced with Poppy and Millie. Our coursework has been influenced by the rural locations and mise-en-scene in Friday the 13th and Eden Lake.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Audience and Ratings

BBFC Age Ratings:

Friday the 13th (Marcus Nispel, 2009) is an 18 rated film in the UK but the certificate does vary from 12 to 18+ worldwide. Although our production has similar qualities, the content is not as explicit, which proves why the age rating of 15 on our production is suitable for a younger teenage audience. In Friday the 13th, there are some very violent scenes, and despite there being scenes of a violent nature in our film, they are not as explicit as those shown in Friday the 13th. A 15 age rating for a production like Camp Ivy would be suitable, as it attracts a teenage audience, yet not too young for scenes of a violent nature.

As well as Friday The 13th, Eden Lake (James Watkins, 2008) has also influenced our production. This too has a UK age rating of 18, and differs from 12 to 18+ worldwide. In Eden Lake:
 'A boy, around 10 years old is doused in petrol, A tire is thrown over his head and he is burnt alive. His screams can be heard yet he is not seen burning. Only from a distance we see him yet no detail can be seen at the distance'. 
We do not have scenes at this level of violence in our production, which again proves our age rating is suitable. 

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