Thorns was a shot film about a man preparing his next kill. This short film contained many typical horror conventions; low key lighting, extreme close up of the mans emotion and background noise to highlight the silence of the man himself. The use of the colour black is also a typical horror convention as it has forbidding and ambitious qualities. The framing of the shots were also very well used, the audience never saw the mans full face – this has connotations that the man is mysterious or hiding something, however, the framing still allows his emotions to be seen. Roses  are the first thing that you see, and therefor it causes the audience from the very beginning to question the narrative of the film- this is stereotypical for a horror film.