This shot could represent the villain showing that the main villain has some sort of control or power.
Also the representation of a shot of the victim lying on the floor in "the Stepfather" was effective, as we decided that a leveled shot of the victim lying down unconsciously would look effective for the audience, as we (the audiences) can relate to the victim is in need for help.
A shot representing the victim, in our thriller opening.
We decided to add a shot with both the villan and victim together. with the mise-en-scene of the victim lying don on the table, and the villain just being there.