SUSPENSE. TENSION. UNCERTAINTY.
THRILLERS PLAY WITH THE AUDIENCE'S MIND.
Thrillers provide a sudden rush of anxiety, surprise and often terror, sometimes subtly, sometimes at a constant breakneck pace. They keep the audience cliff-hanging on the "edge of their seats" as the plot builds towards a climax. The thriller genre is alive and well with Hitchcock's The Birds, Rear Window, The Fugitive, Cape Fear and Silence of the Lambs regarded as some of the greatest thrillers of all time.