Certain archetypes are important to horror films and texts because it creates a mood such as frightened and also intrigued. Also, having archetypes really make the reader/viewer engaged. Without good archetypes you really wouldn't have much of a interesting story. For example, in my comic I have picked a few archetypes to put in my comic such as two people going missing, the creepy basement, someone going to check out the creepy noises and last the Ouija board. First I chose to make the mother go missing and have the daughter go with her because I feel it sets a creepy mood and when people go missing it creates some suspense on why and how they have gone missing. Next, the creepy basement was a good setting for finding the ghost because it;s dark and scary and it also gives you the feeling that soothing odd is going to happen, because usually in basements that's where the weird events start. Also, I chose to have the mother check the basement for noises because it sets her in the position to hear something and have something happen to her. Usually when people go to check the noise something pops up and scares them, so this creates some suspense as well because you're not always sure what will happen in the moment. Lastly, I put the Ouija board because this also can start creepy things happening such as things moving or people coming into the house. I thought if they contacted the mother and she came to bring her daughter to the "other side" it would be frightening and shocking. I feel the end scene when the daughter sees the mother but the father doesn't see his wife gives frightening feelings as well because it is said children and dogs can sense spirits and people then adults can so I really feel it gave a horror feel with the last seen. Therefore, this is why I chose certain archetypes for my comic.
Listen, I have been hearing really weird noises around the house.
Olivia, I am sure it's nothing honey.
20 minutes later..
Hello... Is anyone there?
Ahh! Please go away!
Never, I have come to bring you over to the dark side.
Welcome to the dark side. You know belong here
5 years later..
We are going to use this board to contact your mother sweetie.
I am so sorry sweetie. I thought I could of contacted your mom.