Staring Down the Barrel of the Thriller Genre in Movies and TV
The sound of footsteps follows you down a long hallway. Maybe you’re too scared to run, maybe you think it’s the person asking you to meet up for a rendezvous. Either way… your life is in danger… or… actually, hopefully, it’s the lives of your characters, because you’re writing a thriller TV show or movie.
Thrillers are the most exciting movies and shows. When they live up to their namesakes, they’re the ones we’re talking about on our way out to the parking lot and posting about online. The idea of a thriller is exciting in its own right.
It’s a genre whose tropes and elements can easily be transported into others to create something new and unique.
NoFilmSchool explores the examples of these and looks to define the genre, talking about Hitchcock and even outlining the best thrillers of all time.
Image credit: Still of ‘The Conversation’ via Paramount Pictures