Journal Prompt: Authors often create suspense by placing characters in various predicaments. Recall a suspenseful book you have read or movie you have watched. What do you think was the most suspenseful part? What caused you to be concerned about what might happen? Knowing that certain danger or exciting events lie ahead creates a feeling of uncertainty - suspense.
In the movie Annabelle, the scriptwriter uses suspense to build up the intensity of the audience. The audience will be kept on the edge of their seats, anticipating what will happen next. The props and sound effects add up to the story. Pauses make your heart beat faster and make you even want to find out what will happen next. The closing of doors and the "bad guy" appearing behind backs add up to bits of the story. Soft hushed whispers can be heard at the exciting parts to give the spooky and eerie feeling. Overall, the effects of suspension puts the audience in the character's shoe. P.S. You might not want to watch the trailer as I was spooked even though I had watched the movie before ^^