A genre that is similar to horror and crime, but it lacks scares and frightening content. The genre is more about suspense, psychology, mystery, tension and even drama.
It may have gore, though it's not used in horror fashion where it's intended to scare the shit out of us (a la, Saw & Hostel), but in realism manner - where it's necessary and not forced.
Thrillers tend to be realistic; There is no boogeyman in thrillers. Killers tend to be more human-like, maybe a little mental, and they do not wear masks or anything like that. Most thriller killers have reason to kill others (ransom, revenge, obsession, jealousy, etc). Some may be just psychotic, though not Michael Myers/Jason Vorhees psychotic, but more realistic Norman Bates/Anne Wilkes-psychotic.
Horror films pale in comparison to thrillers, as horrors scare us and give us nightmares (which is annoying, right?), while thrillers give us an adrenalin rush and make us excited, tense and never really scared.
Just a reminder: Action "thrillers" like Speed and Die Hard are just action; there's no need to call them thrillers. It's pretty retarded, really. Same as horror "thrillers" like Halloween and Dawn of the Dead; JUST call them horrors. Since 99% of action and horrors have thriller characteristics like suspense. But that doesn't mean we should call them thrillers when they're not. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN GENRE.
Hitchcock films are thrillers.
Some notable MODERN thriller films include: Panic Room, Red Eye, Buried, Frailty, Phonebooth, Cellular, Joy Ride, Single White Female, The Hitcher, Misery, Identity, The Machinist and Breakdown.
The Best song/music video ever. from Michael Jacksons album by the same title. Everyone loves Thriller.
1)Jimmy: Did you learn Thriller in your 'Dance like Michael Jackson' class?
Sam: Heck yea!
2) Zach: why do you like Michael Jackson?
Sam: he made Thriller!
1. A famous album by Michael Jackson. The highest-selling album of all time.
2. The song based on the album of the same name. A famed music video was created with it, widely considered to be the greatest music video ever.
3. A genre of books/movies which are meant to keep the reader/viewer excited (on the edge of their seat).
1. Did you hear? They released a 25th anniversary edition of Thriller!
2. Hey, want to listen to Thriller on my I-Pod? No thanks, I'm watching the video on my I-Phone!
3. Have you read Stephen King's latest thriller? I couldn't put it down!
A song Filipino inmates like to dance to.
'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike
When something is fun or cool it can be expressed as being thriller.
Darren: How was your date with Ashley last night?
Tom: I'd have to say it was pretty thriller man.
An alcoholic beverage containing;
*Three Olives (Cherry)
When Consumed will dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller.. GUARANTEED!!!!! (includes crotch grab)
Dude look at Noah he's doing the Thriller dance!
Thats because he just dank a glass of Thriller!
When one is attacked by another with unsecured pants. Usually a shoe is thrown.
Thriller is the mongo's passtime.