Wes Craven was an American film director, writer, producer and actor. He was known for his pioneering work in the genre of horror films, particularly slasher films,such as 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Scream' where his impact on the genre was considered prolific and influential. Because of Craven's great work he was soon known as the 'The Master of Horror'. Wes Craven suggested that in horror films, the safest places, such as the home or a hospital should be the place where most murders happen. Using 'safe' locations that the viewers soon come to realise isn't sends a shudder down their spine as they now know nowhere is safe in the film. He also conveys the idea that younger people often inherit their parents problems from seeing a past murder or tragedy which them drives them to commit crimes similar to what they've witnessed.
Carol J. Clover is an American professor of film studies. Clover created the theory known as 'final girl' this theory involves one particular girl being the only survivor in a horror film. This girl usually confronts the killer at the end of a film, or lives to tell the story. Usually, the girl is known to be a 'perfect daughter' because this girl usually doesn't take part in any drug taking, drinking alcohol, smoking, or sex. This girl is supposedly intelligent and has dark hair. The Clover theory has been used in many films such as Scream, Alien Franchise and many more movies. In horror films, the 'final girl' is usually chased in the next film.
Stuart Kaminsky is an american mystery writer and film professor born in 1934. Kaminsky's theory stated that weapons in horror films are extensions of the people using them, there are no guns used in horror films as in slasher its focused around the gore meaning that guns are too clean, the only people in horrors who have guns are authority figures but they never use them effectively this comes with a few exceptions such as in the ending of the original scream. there are example of Kaminsky's theory in the majority of slasher films in which the weapon is the extension of the killer these include 'Friday the 13th' (1980), 'Halloween' (1978), 'Scream' (1996) and 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (1974) but this is most notable in 'Nightmare on Elm Street' (1984) where the weapon used is a glove which is a true extension of the character, there are next to no scenes in which Freddy appears without is famous slasher glove.