Just as the keyword in Comedy is “Timing” and the keyword in real Estate is “Location”, the keyword in Horror is “Atmosphere” (or “Boobs” if you’re making an 1980s Slasher pic). I hope your writing this down because it will be on the Final Exam (which is also the title of a 1980s Slasher pic that featured very little atmosphere but a lot of boobs. Slasher House! I’m revoking your charter!).
Your assignment tonight, class is to watch “The body Snatcher” and make note of the film’s use of atmosphere.