A thriller uses everyday characters to create suspense and the suspense is used to create a trill.
A hybrid is when two genres are joint together, a sub genre is when a film falls into a main genre category but has recognisable features that allow it to be classified a sub genre. There are sub genres within a thriller, these include the following.
- Action Thriller- For example 'Unstoppable' (2010) an unmanned train heads towards a city, an engineer has to race against time to prevent the catastrophe.
- Romance Thriller- For example, 'The Tourist' (2010) an American tourist visits Italy to mend his broken heart, and then a woman deliberately crosses his path.
- Supernatural Thriller- For example, ‘Skyline’ (2010) Strange lights descend on a city and people are attracted to it like moths,
- Psychological Thriller- ‘Devil’ (2010) a group of people trapped in an elevator realise that the devil is amongst them.
- Acquired Identity- For example, ‘13’ (2010) a naive young man assumes a dead man’s identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of violence and power.
- Political Thriller- For example, ‘Legacy’ (2010) a virtual-world worker looks to take down the master Control Program.
Codes and Conventions: Things we expect to see in film depending on its genre. For example in a Romance thriller we usually expect a rivalry between two love rivals and maybe a woman being centre in the rivalry. Moreover in Action thrillers we expect to see explosions, chase scenes and maybe Good vs. Bad scenario.