I’m particularly interested in horror movies. Many of the archetypes set precedent to funny analogies used in comedies such as Scary Movie. The most essential trope is the classic
‘character gasp’; it usually occurs at the climax of a movie when a character has an epiphany or discovers a plot twist. In almost every horror movie, there is a character gasp accompanied by daunting, increasingly loud instrumentals. What makes this trope so interesting, is that it allures the audience because it usually equates to a bad outcome or a positive one.
Yep, folks the gasp usually looks like this. Unfortunately, I could not find a series of this action o the internet because I do not yet know how to tape from the screen. However, I did compile a video of other common tropes in horror films.