The director of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" reveals if it is a horror

Many years have passed since this film, and it remains in everyone's memory

by Sededin Dedovic
The director of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" reveals if it is a horror
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It will now be almost twenty years since the cult part of Harry Potter came out. The third part of the Harry Potter franchise was released in 2004 and changed the tone of future sequels. It was more serious than its predecessors with many dark elements.

The film was directed by Alfonso Cuaron, and is based on the novel of the same name by Dž. K. Rowling. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" deals with Harry's third year at Hogwarts. He, Hermione and Ron investigate the case of Sirius Black.

At that time, a film with very good effects and scary scenes that surprised the audience. The film, unlike the first two, has a slightly darker tone and has various horror elements, such as threatening dementors, werewolves and creepy and haunted places.

At the time, this film caused a lot of negative comments, but despite that, it was an absolute hit both in the USA and throughout the world.

Although the film has a lot of scary scenes, it is considered a family film

It is very interesting that although this film contains elements of horror, it is still considered a family fantasy film.

The film is still very popular, so we can often see it on TV. In an interview with Total film, the director of the film answered the question whether he considers the third part to be horror. "Definitely. When I read the book, there were two elements that appealed to me.

There were elements of a horror film, as well as a dark aspect. In a way, when I was making it, it was like German cinema at the end of the silent era moving into talkies, for example, the films of director Fritz Lang," said Cuaron.

"You see some of Fritz Lang's films are darker, but at the same time they have elements of horror. More importantly, especially with Fritz Lang, he tried to convey the anxiety of his time through the genre. What JK Rowling did with Potter, I think that's a reflection of our times, a reflection of human behavior," he added.