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.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

BBFC Age Ratings

BBFC classifications
Examiners for the BBFC classify films for theatrical release using guidelines. The examiners look at the following issues:
  • discrimination
  • drugs
  • horror
  • sex
  • nudity
  • language
  • imitable behaviour
  • sexual violence
  • violence
  • theme
  • context
  • tone
  • impact on audiences feelings
  • format e.g. DVDs create a higher risk of underage viewing.
We have rated our film as a 15. This is because there is a strong theme of stalking and violence. The BBFC guidelines for a 15 classification allows the following to appear in films:
  • strong violence
  • frequent strong language
  • portrayals of sexual activity
  • strong verbal references to sex
  • sexual nudity
  • brief scenees of sexual violence or verbal references to sexual violence
  • discriminatory language or behaviour
  • drug taking

A 15 classification allows for strong violence, which is what appears in our opening when the scream queen is killed. We felt this rating was appropriate.

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