Thrillers that revolves around anticipation and suspense. The aim of thrillers is to keep the audience alert and on the edge of their seats. The protagonist in these films is set against a problem an escape, a mission, or a mystery. Thriller story which emphasizes the unstable psychological states of its characters. Psychological thrillers often incorporate elements of or overlap with mystery, drama, action, and horror They are usually books or films.
Thriller, the protagonist is in danger from the outset and suspense the main character may become aware of danger only gradually in a mystery. Psychological fiction that relies on mental, emotional and states to frighten, disturb, or unsettle readers, viewers, or players. In a thriller, usually known to the reader, and often times to the main character. The goal is not to solve a mystery, but rather to catch a criminal, or stop a crime from being committed. A thriller is a mystery that de-emphasizes cerebration and emphasizes action and suspense.
In many films of this type, the solution to the main character’s conflict comes in the form of altering their perspective or discovering some buried truth about themselves and their past, rather than winning a fight or battling an opponent.
Horror movies can cause a wide variety of side-effects, depending on the individual. One of the most noticeable side-effects is sleeplessness. Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation, and anxiety. Many psychological thrillers play around with the main character’s back story or make use of an unreliable narrator. Films like Christopher Nolan’s Memento present the audience with one perspective on the story and then generate suspense by showing the ways in which “reality” contrasts to this perspective.
Several Alfred Hitchcock movies utilize this technique, particular movies like Spellbound and Marnie, in which the story concerns a character becoming mentally well after years of madness and confusion.