Friday, 7 January 2011


Thriller is a genre of literaturefilm, and television that uses suspensetension, and excitement as the main elements.[1] The primary subgenres are mysterycrime, and psychological thrillers. After the assassination of President Kennedy,political thriller and paranoid thriller films became very popular. The brightest examples of thrillers are the Hitchcock’s movies.[2]The cover-up of important information from the viewer and fight/chase scenes are common methods in all of the thriller subgenres, although each subgenre has its own characteristics and methods.[3] Common methods in crime thrillers are mainly ransomscaptivitiesheistsrevengekidnappings. More common in mystery thrillers are investigations and the whodunit technique. Common elements in psychological thrillers are mind gamespsychological themesstalking, confinement/deathtrapshorror-of-personality, and obsession. Elements such as conspiracy theoriesfalse accusations,paranoia, and sometimes action are common in paranoid thrillers.[4]

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