Watching horror movies is choice of many people all around the world. Many movies are released in this genre, but all movies can’t give same frightening experience. Horror movies are not meant for viewing by the kids or minors. You might have seen that some horror movies have special alert for weak-hearted people and pregnant women to avoid viewing. Why these precautions are issued? Horror movies have instances when audiences are given sudden shocks through an unexpected frightening effect created by special audio-visual technique which is called jump scare. As its name indicate, it is a jump or sudden scare which directly affects the heart of the audience with a shoot in blood pressure through an unexpected shock.
Use of jump scare
Jump scare is a technique which is being used in many applications.
• Its first use was made in horror movies to create a special frightening experience which is still very popular.
• It is used in advertising as a special pop-up effect to create attraction in the advertisement.
• It has initiated its use in video games for special terrifying ending to make the game more entertaining. Scary maze game is the example of this technique. This technique has offered the newest gaming experience to maze games.
• Internet screamer is an internet application or image which results in unexpected change designed to shock the user. It was started in around 1996 in the form of a scary face with a loud scream. Internet screamer was initially observed in the maze by Jeremy Winterrowd.
Scary video game playing
To play scary maze game is an exciting experience in modern video gaming which has popularized this genre among young generation of video game players. Unexpected frightening is an attraction for the players in this segment of video games. YouTube viewing has added to its popularity, despite its criticism by some people.