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One of my books, ‘Rain Falling on My Face,’ earned me the 39th Edogawa Ranpo prize. It’s a very prestigious literary prize in Japan, mostly for mysteries and thrillers.
Well, my books – I think one of the hallmarks of my thrillers is that they’re based in reality.
I think there are certain tenets set in place for all different types on genres. For thrillers, women usually die first. I can’t say exactly why, and it’s kind of a bummer… But I also can’t explain why the wallflower girl in the romantic comedy always gets the guy in the end. That’s just the way those movies go.
I do like the dark, gritty psychological thrillers, but sometimes we need a little respite from that.
I love horror, I love scary movies, I love thrillers. If things creep you out and spook you? I love it.
Mysteries and thrillers are not the same things, though they are literary siblings. Roughly put, I would say the distinction is that mysteries emphasize motive and psychology whereas thrillers rely more heavily on action and plot.
Many people, I’ve noticed by informally polling friends, are prone to distinguishing a beach read by genre. Some people thought all thrillers are beach reads; others thought all romances are. Some people thought only mass market paperbacks are eligible for beach read standards.
I’ve always really liked murder mysteries and thrillers, and great to be able to be actually part of one.
Thrillers are an enormous amount of fun for filmmakers.
I’d have liked to have leant against walls in thrillers.
We grew up on Scorsese and Coppola and ’70s crime thrillers.
After about the age of 13, I was a romance addict. Still am, though I read just about every other genre as well. The only thing I really shy away from is political thrillers.
In love stories you have to establish the mood and then you can go on. Writing thrillers are difficult because every scene needs a twist. May be comedy is even more difficult but I have no experience of it.
I’d like to make character-based dramas. I end up writing thrillers a lot – these psychological character-based things with weird people doing horrible things to each other – coming to a theatre near you!
Look realistically at espionage thrillers again. They’re not only alive, readers are excited about them.
I like comedies, I like thrillers, I like love stories. Everything is beautiful; it depends if the film is good, who cares? Everything is interesting.
I find psychological thrillers interesting both dramatically and visually.
There’s an explosion of Indian fiction of all kinds, from military thrillers to chicklit. I think that’s exciting.
I like psychological thrillers but when it’s demonic, there’s no uplifting message.
As a filmmaker, I don’t want to limit myself to one kind of movie. After ‘Headhunters,’ I went to Hollywood and read a lot of scripts: lots of action thrillers and heist movies, and superhero films.
Thrillers are my favorite. I like stuff that keeps you on the edge of your seat or maybe makes you jump.
The audience simply don’t find a heroine picking a fight with 10 guys as convincing as a hero. So the industry always sticks to psychological thrillers and ghost movies for heroine-oriented projects and this can sustain only for a short time.
I write crime novels and thrillers – I’m a big fan of cops. You can never forget that they run towards what everyone else runs away from.
I don’t get a chance to be funny with the thrillers. I like to be funny, and I think I am really funny. So with ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’, it was fun to let loose.
You can’t do psychological thrillers. There’s no audience. I’ve heard this. I’ve heard this from studios.
Thanks to the success of Henning Mankell and Peter Hoeg, there wasn’t the same stigma attached to writing genre thrillers in Scandinavia as there was in many other cultures. Quite the opposite, in fact.
I dream big, baby. I want to do thrillers, I want to do smart David Lynch-type mysteries.
My first seven novels were contemporary spiritual novels, my next nine had strong elements of fantasy, and now I’m writing thrillers, more as a choice to spread my wings than anything. Writers, like good wine, should mature with age.
I always wanted to write psychological thrillers.
I grew up reading thrillers. Honestly, I was always drawn to the very detailed ones like Patricia Cornwell. I love details.
My favorite types of movies to watch as a viewer are thrillers – I really have a soft spot for them, I love them. Especially psychological thrillers.
Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books; the women characters often rather decorative.
Why has Scandinavia been producing such good thrillers? Maybe because their filmmakers can’t afford millions for CGI and must rely on cheaper elements like, you know, stories and characters.
If you’re going to write thrillers, you have to make a decision if you are going to be realistic or go off and over.
My favorite types of movies definitely aren’t thrillers, but at the same time you can’t deny the genius of Hitchcock’s films.
All the pictures I do are contemporary. I’ve sort of discovered I haven’t really been into science fiction or period pictures. And so, in that vein, psychological thrillers play a big part.
The most satisfying thrillers send ordinary people into battle against the forces of evil – otherwise known as greed, ego, rage, fear and laziness – and bring them out bloodied but whole.
I drew influence from Mike Leigh, Ruben Ostlund, a lot of Scandinavian filmmakers, Lukas Moodysson. I also drew influence from horror films and thrillers, which is something I would never think to do earlier in my career.
Instead of writing thrillers to pay for my train bills, I was actually now going to medical school in order to have something to write about.
Mass market paperback thrillers are a dime a dozen. The trick is to find something that actually sticks to the ribs.
I’ve read one too many thrillers that had really horrible technology in them.
Truly I never thought of myself as writing legal thrillers, and I still don’t think I do. I write stories about women.
The preparation for building a series of thrillers based on a single character is kind of like the preparation for becoming a parent: The best part is the idea – wink, wink.
I love writing thrillers.
On a deeper level, I think many stories – especially thrillers – can be a journey to the heart of darkness.
Vera Caspary wrote thrillers – but not like any other author of her time, male or female. Her specialty was a specific type that she pioneered – the psycho thriller.
For me, a good thriller must teach me something about the real world. Thrillers like ‘Coma,’ ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘The Firm’ all captivated me by providing glimpses into realms about which I knew very little – medical science, submarine technology and the law.
Horror movies have never been my thing. I love psychological thrillers like ‘The Exorcist’, ‘The Shining’, even though they scare the living daylights out of me.
Before I did any action movies, I did a couple of thrillers. That’s hung around for me.
After I tasted success with erotic thrillers, a time came when I was being offered only films belonging to that genre. The industry loves repeating a success formula, and the audience had formed a certain image of mine in their minds.
All summer, I read fiction because you must read for the pleasure and beauty of it, and not only for research. I don’t read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don’t read self-help books because I don’t believe in shortcuts and loopholes.
When I was a kid, I was into psychological thrillers. When I was 12, my favorite movie was ‘Thirteen.’ I just really liked movies that showed an extreme range in acting. That’s what made me want to become an actress.
I have 20 or 30 books completely plotted out in my mind – mysteries, thrillers, horror, romance, science fiction. You name it.
Women who write thrillers are called ‘dark.’ Male writers are called ‘powerful.’
I’ve always been a huge fan of thrillers like David Fincher’s ‘Se7en.’ I am fascinated by the disturbing, dark underbelly of life. I find such films deeply engrossing. They delve deep into the human psyche, and that’s a place worth exploring.
Being black, Latino, or Asian is not a genre. Romantic comedies, thrillers, action – those are genres. I think there’s a lot of people who want to have the conversation. I don’t think people are afraid of it, I just think it’s the time to have that conversation. Race is not a genre.
When I was growing up, my idea of a writer was someone like Sven Hassel, that mysterious Danish author who wrote thrillers about men clambering over walls and getting tangled in barbed wire.
I think, primarily, we love spy thrillers, and I think, instinctively, we love the tension that those thrillers can bring.
Thrillers are like life, more like life than you are.
For escape, I love popcorn thrillers that you can read in a weekend, like ‘Sharp Objects’ and ‘The Woman in Cabin 10.’
As a viewer, I really want to watch author-backed stories, and there is something amazing about thrillers, the way it captivates your imagination.
I love reading. I’m very much into history, novels, biographies and I have a wide range of thrillers.
I read Freud because I find him an excellent writer… a writer of police thrillers that can be followed with great passion.
I love thrillers, and I always have.
The type of movies that give me the heebie jeebies are thrillers, because anything that’s playing with your thoughts and mind, that’s scary. But one thing that they never do in horror movies that I always do is I pray. You never see them pray in horror movies.
Mysteries include so many things: the noir novel, espionage novel, private eye novels, thrillers, police procedurals. But the pure detective story is where there’s a detective and a criminal who’s committed a murder and leaves clues for the detective and the careful reader to find.
I think I’ll stick with psychological thrillers.
Since my romance novels had all been thrillers as well, it wasn’t such a leap for me to move into the straight thriller genre. The most difficult part, I think, was being accepted as a thriller writer. Once you’ve written romance, unfortunately, critics will never stop calling you a ‘former romance author.’
Thrillers excite me as an actor and I have always wanted to be a part of one.
Monsters don’t scare me at all; I think creepy is scarier than gore. I tend to read more thrillers and mysteries than horror, though. I like a good whodunnit. If I want scary, I tend to reach for a movie. I think it’s a great medium for horror.
The best movies now are called ‘thrillers.’ Because if you use the word ‘horror,’ people’s associations are straight-to-video crap.
The older I get, the more I love psychological thrillers.
If you write thrillers or mysteries or horror fiction or quote-unquote speculative fiction, men might read you, and the ‘Times’ might notice you.
I don’t read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don’t read self-help books because I don’t believe in shortcuts and loopholes.
In 1996, when my first novel, ‘Masquerade,’ was published, I knew international thrillers – or spy novels, if you prefer – had been the domain of male authors for decades.
I came to Hollywood and felt myself an outsider, and I was sent all these action thrillers and superhero scripts.
I read a lot fewer thrillers than I think people assume I do.
I love adult thrillers and murder mysteries and everything like that.
It’s always been the genres that fascinated me. I think great action movies and great thrillers are transformative.
A lot of locked-room mysteries take time for you to pay attention and see the setup. They aren’t thrillers, and they don’t move along. The modern mystery story is really faster-paced, and I think modern readers tend to prefer seeing something happening on every other page.
My intent is not to inflame Muslims but to entertain readers of great thrillers. At the end of the day, I want people to see a good protagonist struggle against serious odds and do so with courage and honor and integrity.
When I made ‘Chocolate,’ no one had made suspense thrillers for a long time.
I’d read a lot of thrillers about politicians and presidents, but never one where you flip the stereotypes and make good people bad and bad people good.
I am partial to thrillers but if somebody gives me a script like ‘King’s Speech’ to do, I would love to do it too.
Pete Moffat writes crime conspiracy thrillers so beautifully. He goes places other people wouldn’t; he is fearless.
In India, we don’t read thrillers; we read authors.
If you go to my Netflix, the sections that they recommend are ‘Thrillers with a Strong Female Lead,’ ‘Comedies With a Strong Female Lead.’
Whether I’ll get the chance to write fiction, I don’t know. I could do political conspiracy thrillers, couldn’t I? With an investigative journalist as the heroine.
After Bound, we were offered a lot of lesbian thrillers.
I like thrillers a lot. There’s a lot of discipline connected to them. You can’t be as freewheeling as you are with character pieces.
It’s interesting how thrillers reflect the times we live in.
I’m really into kind of a ‘Sixth Sense’ type of movie – mysteries, thrillers a little bit.
I have done all kinds of roles – comedy, action, romance, and thrillers. Just name the genre, and I’ve done it.
Among the best of Hitchcock’s own psychological thrillers is ‘Spellbound,’ whose story unusually wrapped the subject of psychoanalysis around a murder mystery.
I think what you call ‘metropolitan America’ – as in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles – I think there’s more awareness of the atypical, while in more traditional Britain, there’s the kitchen-sink dramas and thrillers. It’s more formulaic.
My music is rather abstract and maybe even strange-sounding for some people, so maybe that’s why it’s been used in so many horror movies and thrillers.
I love cop shows and crime books and thrillers, and before I die I’m gonna play a cop.
I like a lot of documentaries, I like political movies and political thrillers. But I also like a good action movie. I like a pretty wide range.
I read a lot of thrillers because they’re easy reading and I’m not a great flier. They take my head out of it. I like the fast pace and that you can’t put them down.