Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The sub-genres of thriller

A thriller has many sub-genres. Why? because. just because. it's because there are so many of them, that they need sub-genres. And here they are:

  • Political Thriller
  • Romance Thriller
  • Crime Thriller
  • Mystery Thriller 
  • Spy Thriller
  • Action Thriller
  • Humorous (in some way) Thriller
  • Supernatural Thriller
  • Psychological Thriller
There are probably many more, but I would say that these are the main ones. My favourite would have to be...a psychological thriller. I love the way they can twist your mind and make you feel scared. Don't you? Okay. maybe not. There is also a lot of suspense. Something that makes a good movie!
Disturbia (released in 2007) is one of my favourite movies. It's sort of psychological because the main character is suspicious of his neighbour and no-one really believes him...but then they do. eventually. but i think the plot line is great. and it has a lot of suspense. which is amazing.

For our group film (or opening sequence) you can't really show much in the beginning, so i would say that making a psychological thrill would be out of the question. but doing an action-y, mystery-ish, spy sort of thriller would work for me. i don't know how to put that in an opening sequence but hopefully we'll make it work. somehow.

1 comment:

  1. Very good blog Azeemah! Fantastic to see you writing it actually as a blog (not an essay), with your own personal voice and directed at somebody else reading it. If you can produce 5 more of these by our lesson on Monday there may be a blogging award heading in your direction... Try to start putting in some pics and videos to really bring it off the page - this post is crying out for an embedded link to the opening sequence you are describing or an image of a couple of cartoon burglars.