main elements are suspense, tension and excitement. The primary subgenres of thrillers are: mystery, crime and psychological thrillers but every year a new subgenre is created. Thrillers are mostly characterised by an atmosphere of menace, violence, crime and murder by showing society as dark, corrupt and dangerous. Thrillers heavily promote on literary devices such as plot twists, red herrings and cliff-hangers. They also promote on moods, such as a high level of anticipation, adrenaline rush, arousal, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, anxiety and sometimes even terror. The tones in thrillers are usually gritty, slick and shocking
Characters in thrillers include criminals, stalkers, assassins, innocent victims (often on the run), menaced women, characters with dark pasts, psychotic individuals, terrorists, cops and escaped cons, private eyes, people involved in twisted relationships, world-weary men and women, psycho-fiends, and more. Thethemes of thrillers frequently include terrorism, political conspiracy, pursuit, or romantic triangles leading to murder. Thrillers may be defined by the primary mood that they elicit: fearful excitement. In short, if it "thrills", it is a thriller
KIDNAP FILMS & CRIME THRILLER Iconography within a 'kidnap' film: police, female, children, feelings of worry, fear, anguish, murder, loss, love, crime, plan, betrayal, ransom, survival, fight, money, need etc. The following are some of hit thrillers that plot around ‘kidnapping’. These films have inspired and captivated us to create a brand new kidnap thriller. ‘Kidnap’ films fit into the sub genre of ‘Crime Thriller’ which consists of: -Suspenseful account of failed or successful crime .-Involves crimes such as murders, robberies, shoot outs , kidnap and double crosses. -characters have ambitious desire for success or recognition. -Strong rivalry between binary and opposite characters. Can glorify the rise and fall of criminals -Tend to be set in large crowded cities to provide view of a large secret world. -Often several locations and interior locations.
"Taken." This is the most recent of any of the movies about kidnapping to make the list. The film features Liam Neeson as a super-badass former CIA operative in search of his kidnapped teen daughter.
"Kiss the Girls." The villain of the film in "Kiss the Girls" is a disturbing masked man who calls himself "Casanova" and is responsible for kidnapping a basement full of women.
“Flightplan.” A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
"Ransom." This is probably one of the first movies to enter someone's mind when they think of movies about kidnapping. This thriller starring Mel Gibson and directed by Ron Howard is an unforgettable depiction of abduction, ransom, and inconsolable parents.
"Man on Fire." Denzel Washington plays a bodyguard in Mexico City, where kidnapping rich children is a common occurrence. After his client, played by Dakota Fanning, is kidnapped, he will stop at nothing to kill everyone involved in the crime.
We’re are really inspired and motivated by these hit crime thrillers that consists of ‘kidnapping’. Specifically ‘Taken’ has really caught our attention and we want to create something similar or even better.