From the research we did on the audience of psychological thrillers we found that the audience for psychological thrillers are usually in their twenties onwards, this could be due to the more complicated plot lines and seriousness of the story where the main characters are no longer concentrating on physical strength but their own mental prowess, whether this is fighting against a smarter apponent or fighting against the character's own mind, an example of this is Fight Club.
Fight Club) of the many reviews we have looked at when researching psychological thrillers they allways seem to centre around the plot being smart yet disturbing. We wanted to capture this commonality of pschological thrillers to bring in the audience, so we made the film as we wanted it but remembered what we had researched at all times.
When considering the age of our audience we made our main character an adult so that adults would see him as an equal instead of seeing a film with a teenage male which they might not respect as much.
When researching thriller films and the sub genre psychological thrillers we noticed that the majority gender of the audience was male. When we thought of how to attract a male audience we first just dismissed using techniques which could be seen as a stereotypically feminine so we avoided essences of romanticism and instead focused what would appeal more to males such as the use of blood in our film.
|Maslow's theory of motivation chart|