Talk to your kids about…
How did Tim’s fear of the Boogeyman start? Was his father’s method of helping him overcome his fear a productive one? What stories or urban myths did you hear as a child that made you afraid? How do you do to deal with your fears? Count, sing, giggle, cover your head with the blanket?
To create tension, directors often use common objects or situations to cause a feeling of apprehension or fear. Why is that more effective than using unusual items? How do camera angles, lighting and shadow also play into generating uneasiness?