Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Thriller Night

A friend of mine is writing a thriller and is looking for screenwriting info, which got me all happy...Thrillers are my absolute fav to write and to view. And apparently they're very hard to do, because most are crap. So since it's on my brain, here's my favs. They're all flypaper movies for me. Even though I own them all, I'll stop and watch any of them if I'm flipping the channel.

Notorious
Unbreakable
Alien
Seven
The Silence of the Lambs
Witness
No Way Out
The Shining
The Wicker Man
Rosemary's Baby
The Big Easy
Gaslight
Blue Steel
Blue Velvet
Misery

Some are hybrids with horror or crime, but I'm not in the mood to argue screenwriting genre definitions, since no one can agree anyway and the people who are loudest about it all have a book to sell. I just know when I'm in the mood for a smart, scary mystery that grips me from start to finish and gives me a rush, these are what I watch.

Decent recent ones:

Tape
Hard Candy

And if you've seen all the above and want more:

Apt Pupil
The Seventh Sign
Heavenly Creatures

2 comments:

shrinking indigo said...

Heavenly Creatures.

Gah. I can't watch that movie ever again.

We watched it in a Literature Class in college - my teacher wanted to illustrate the insane relationship the Bronte sisters had, and she used Heavenly Creatures to do so.

There was major traffic in the city that day, and I was a little late for class, and I missed, oh, say the first fifteen minutes of the movie.

Needless to say, the last five minutes were a TREMENDOUS shock. I never believed they'd do it.

Kid Sis said...

Ha ha ha!

How's everything going up north?