A few years ago, an updated version of The Portrait of Dorian Gray
called Dorian used a photograph instead of the titular portrait to
reveal Dorian's evil streak. The Blair Witch Project might also be an
interesting inclusion -- the video seems to capture less than what the
three filmmakers seem to experience, and the final shot, if I recall
correctly, places one of the characters in a place and position that he
shouldn't be. Also, The Eyes of Laura Mars features a photographer who
sees murders through the eyes of others, which is a bit of a twist on
the idea (i.e. reality is revealed through a proxy viewing device).

Deron Overpeck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Radio, Television and Film Program
Department of Communication and Journalism
Auburn University

>>> Dorothee Birke <[log in to unmask]> 1/16/2009 7:39 AM >>>
Dear list members,

This is a question for horror film buffs: we are
currently trying to compile a corpus of horror films in which
photography is used in order to show things that are invisible to the
naked eye. Examples would be The Omen, in which smudges on photographs
foreshadow the deaths of the people in the picture, or Shutter, in
which photos reveal the presence of a ghost.

Can anybody think of horror films featuring photographs or
photographers? We would greatly appreciate your help!

With many thanks in advance and best wishes

Dorothee and Michael

PS: Other films that already came to mind were Ring, The Shining and
The Asphyx.

Dorothee Birke and Michael Butter
Junior fellows
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

School of Language and Literature

Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

Albertstr. 19

79104 Freiburg

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