Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Thriller Sub-Genres: RESEARCH

Thrillers are often hybrids - there are lots of varieties of suspense-thrillers:
action or adventure thrillers
sci-fi thrillers
crime-caper thrillers
western thrillers
film-noir thrillers
psychological thrillers
even romantic comedy-thrillers
(http://www.filmsite.org/thrillerfilms.html)

Psychological thrillers inspire us the most because they provoke thought in the audience, especially since they are realistic. Examples of psychological thrillers are Seven and Identity.

Definitions of Suspense: RESEARCH

Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience.
Suspense could however be some small event in a person's life, such as a child anticipating an answer to a request they've made, e.g., "May I get the kitty?". Therefore, suspense comes in many different sizes, big and small.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspense)