|THRILLERS COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES AND SURPRISES|
The aim of all thrillers is usually to use tension, excitement and suspense to engage and entertain the audience. Although they have more or less the same goal, Thrillers end up coming in all kinds of different shapes and sizes or in other words different Sub-Genres.
Possible Sub-Genres of Thrillers:
Conspiracy Thriller: Thrillers which often involve the hero/heroine going up against a large group of enemies and quite often the protagonist is someone that just so happens to find himself in a very dangerous situation and has to unravel the conspiracy that goes all the way to the top (which usually involves politics, gangs, cults and other organizations)
A good example of a conspiracy Thriller is Marathon man by John Schlesinger
Crime Thriller: Crime Thrillers are suspenseful stories of a crime (obviously) although they can take place in the POV of police and investigators, they more than likley take place in the POV of the criminal... These are often action packed, contain alot of murders, killers and shootings.
A good example of a crime Thriller is Copy Cat by John Amiel
Disaster Thriller: Thrillers than really build on the whole 'end of the world' theme, where man is put up against nature. This often consist of...well, natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and all that good stuff. A good example of a Disaster Thriller is 2012 by Roland Emmerich
Mystery Thriller: Where a character is basiclly solving or involved in a mystery, suspense is built through the slow unraveling of the mystery and often films like these contatin a large amount of twists in plot to keep the audience at the edge of their seats.
A good example of a Mystery Thriller is Momento by Christopher Nolan
These are just some of the different types of Thrillers (the ones that stand out too me, the ones i watch alot, apart from Religious Thrillers, only put that there because i like the davinchi code).
Others include TECHNO THRILLERS, MEDIVAL THRILLERS, MEDICAL THRILLERS, LEGAL THRILLERS, POLITICAL THRILLERS.... THE LIST GOES ON......