The Bottom Line: Essential reading for fans of The Passage, one of the most masterful and gripping vampire thrillers of all time. In our gushing review of Cronin’s first book of the planned trilogy, The Passage, we hoped there would be an equally satisfying follow-up. Cronin has delivered. One word of warning: Cronin tends to change points of […]
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These books span several subgenres, and represent those that we enjoyed most, in no particular order. SecondWorld, by Jeremy Robinson To be honest, this was a huge surprise. Robinson’s work typically leans more toward the fantasy genre, which isn’t our cup of tea. But once we got past the campy first chapter set in 1940s […]
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Fans pay attention: the film marking the final chapter in the Steig Larsson trilogy is finally released in the U.S. Check out the trailer now.
Check out the hot new trailer for the new Natalie Portman-Mila Kunis joint, The Black Swan, a pscyhological thriller centered around the New York City Ballet Scene.
Had we not had a big family gathering to attend, we certainly would’ve been at ThrillerFest in New York this year. Put on by the International Thriller Writers, the festival is part Emmys and part Comic-Con, giving fans a chance to chat with each other as well as meet the writers they adore. Fortunately Contra […]
Christopher Nolan’s new psychological thriller, Inception, proves to be much more than standard summer thriller fare. The film arrives with a mythology so compelling that audiences will be begging for a sequel.
What makes a great psychological thriller? First and foremost, a confounding mystery that is disturbing and at times nearly hallucinogenic. A compelling protagonist whose life is in constant danger. A juicy assortment of clues, both red herrings and genuine puzzle pieces, that don’t quite fit into place until the very end. And a master craftsman […]
Can’t wait for this one. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2010, Inception. This supernatural thriller was created by Christopher Nolan, the mastermind behind one of BestThriller.com’s favorite crime thrillers of all time, Memento (not to mention a little film called The Dark Knight). The premise has DiCaprio playing […]
When reviewing our candidates for best psychological thrillers, we looked for movies that (a) made a lasting impression on us personally, (b) were critical and/or box offices hits and (c) sustained a sense of gripping unease and dread throughout the entire film without resorting to cheesy conventions. And of course, these films had to have […]