Normally a battle between the protagonist character and the antagonist, where
there is a break out in the equilibrium followed by a chain of bad events.
The storyline of a thriller is meant to make the audience question what if it was
them and also believe that it could happen to them which would therefore make
3. Things that are linked to thrillers
Low key lighting
Montage of many shots
Earie sounds, breathing, whispering etc.
Black and white shots
4. Cinematography of thrillers
There are lots of extreme close ups and shots which show facial expressions to let
the audience know what the characters are feeling. Also it can be used to focus on
props to enhance how important the prop is.
The antagonistic character will be shown in quick shots to hide their identity and
not be revealed. For example shown in shadows and over the shoulder shots.
5. Editing of a thriller
Lots of jump shots will be included because there will be lots of things happening
that the audience will need to understand. Also cross cutting is key because it can
be used to build tension and suspense. Another point to ad to editing is that
continues editing helps the audience understand the film and storyline more.
6. Sound of thriller
In a thriller music is needed to set the mood for the audience, sound is also used
to build tension ad suspense ready for a jump scare or just building up to
something. Some sounds can be in the back ground, for example whispering or
just eerie sounds.
The more noticeable sounds are the high pitched or loud music in the back
ground to get the audience scared.
7. Mise En scene of a thriller
Location is important because it helps the audience establish the theme of the
film. Location vary for many thrillers, for example being in a forest to a man in a
suit in an office.
Antagonist is normally in dark clothes and protagonist is dressed in ordinary
clothes when you see them.
Makeup and hairstyles
Acting and body language