Thriller (genre)

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Thriller is a genre of fiction, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.wikipedia
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Psychological thriller

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Common elements in dramatic and psychological thrillers include plot twists, psychology, obsession and mind games.
Psychological thriller is a thriller narrative which emphasizes the unstable or delusional psychological states of its characters.

Conspiracy fiction

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Elements such as fringe theories, false accusations and paranoia are common in paranoid thrillers.
The conspiracy thriller (or paranoid thriller) is a subgenre of thriller fiction.

Crime film

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Common methods and themes in crime and action thrillers are mainly ransoms, captivities, heists, revenge, kidnappings.
A thriller in which the central characters are involved in crime, either in its investigation, as the perpetrator or, less commonly, a victim (generally, this is just a thriller).

Horror-of-personality

Common in horror thrillers are serial killers, stalking, deathtraps and horror-of-personality.
Horror-of-personality is a specific sub-category of horror and thriller genres; as opposed to excessive violence or the presence of malevolent supernatural beings, such stories evoke horror and/or suspense through villains who are perfectly human, but possess horrific personalities.

Suspense

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Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.

The Bourne Identity (novel)

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The Bourne Identity (1980) is one of the first thrillers to be written in the modern style that we know today.
The Bourne Identity is a 1980 spy fiction thriller by Robert Ludlum that tells the story of Jason Bourne, a man with remarkable survival abilities who has retrograde amnesia, and must seek to discover his true identity.

The Riddle of the Sands

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The first recognizable modern thriller was Erskine Childer’s The Riddle of the Sands (1903), in which two young Englishmen stumble upon a secret German armada preparing to invade their homeland.
Follett has also called it "the first modern thriller".

One Thousand and One Nights

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The Three Apples, a tale in the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), is the earliest known murder mystery with multiple plot twists and detective fiction elements.
An example of the murder mystery and suspense thriller genres in the collection, with multiple plot twists and detective fiction elements was "The Three Apples", also known as Hikayat al-sabiyya 'l-maqtula ("The Tale of the Murdered Young Woman"),.

Giallo

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In Italy, the term generally denotes thrillers, typically of the crime fiction, mystery, and horror subgenres, regardless of the film's country of origin.

Crime fiction

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The Three Apples, a tale in the One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), is the earliest known murder mystery with multiple plot twists and detective fiction elements.

The Manchurian Candidate

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The Manchurian Candidate (1959) by Richard Condon is a classic of Cold War paranoia.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

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The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) is an early thriller by John Buchan, in which an innocent man becomes the prime suspect in a murder case and finds himself on the run from both the police and enemy spies.

Thriller (American TV series)

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There have been at least two television series called simply Thriller, one made in the U.S. in the 1960s and one made in the UK in the 1970s.

International Thriller Writers

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James Patterson edited the first anthology of all-original thriller short stories, titled Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, released in June 2006 by Mira.

Thriller film

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Social thriller's are a thriller that uses suspense to augment attention to abuses of power and instances of oppression in society.

Prison Break

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Prison Break follows Michael Scofield, an engineer who has himself incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in order to break out his brother, who is on death row for a crime he did not commit.

The Fugitive (TV series)

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The Fugitive was a television series in which Dr. Richard Kimble was on the run from authorities while trying to find the man whom he claimed murdered his wife.

Genre

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Thriller is a genre of fiction, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.

Fiction

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Thriller is a genre of fiction, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.

Mood (psychology)

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Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.

Psychomotor agitation

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Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.

Surprise (emotion)

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Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.