Thriller Tag Archive

The Boundaries Between Life and Art Thrillingly Converge in Lawrence Michael Levine’s ‘Black Bear’

Live Action

20th April, 2021

Michael Lawrence Levine discusses how he crafted the unusual structure of 'Black Bear' — starring Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon and Christoper Abbott.

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An Isolated Family Become Unsettled by Their Disturbed Son in Zander Coté’s Woodland Thriller ‘Tantrums’

Live Action, Premiere

16th April, 2021

Zander Coté explains the artistic motivation behind his decision to cast actors against type for his short character-driven thriller 'Tantrums'.

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Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman Capture the Threat of Heterosexual Spaces in Intense Late-Night Thriller ‘Femme’

Film Festival, Live Action

18th March, 2021

Co-Directors Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman discuss the importance of rehearsal when crafting the visceral tension of their jaw-dropping thriller 'Femme'.

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Unspoken Toxic Masculinity Is Threateningly Palpable in Beck Kitsis’ Thriller ‘The Three Men You Meet at Night’

Live Action

8th December, 2020

Beck Kitsis explains how she repurposed reductive horror conventions for her tense twilight thriller 'The Three Men You Meet At Night'.

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A Murderer in the Smallest Town in America Reveals the Gruesome Details of His Crime in James Coyle’s ‘Confession’

Live Action, Premiere

26th November, 2020

Created entirely with miniatures, James Coyle's 'Confession' is a noirish micro-thriller about a murderer's declaration in a small-town police station.

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Emmanuil Morari Tracks the Romantic Exploits of a Murderous Psychopath in Dark Comedy ‘She Lies Beautiful’

Live Action, Premiere

15th June, 2020

Filmmaker Emmanuil Morari divulges the creative ethos behind 'She Lies Beautiful', his darkly comedic take on a serial killer's murderous love life.

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Jonas Ulrich Imbues the Swiss Alps With an Overwhelming Sense of Paranoia in Icy Thriller ‘Thin Air’

Live Action

25th May, 2020

Jonas Ulrich tells DN about the practical challenges of creating the paranoia needed for his Kubrick-influenced, Swiss Alps set thriller 'Thin Air'.

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M.P. Wills Delivers a Topsy-Turvy Genre-Bender with Delicious Revenge Flick ‘Blood Orange’

Live Action

13th May, 2020

Blending beauty and terror M.P. Wills' 'Blood Orange' is alternately horrifying and hilarious. We sat down with the director to discuss his short film!

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Learn How Lorcan Finnegan Trapped Us in the Horror of Suburbia for Disturbing Sci-Fi Thriller ‘VIVARIUM’

Live Action

26th March, 2020

Director Lorcan Finnegan returns to DN for an extensive discussion about creating the disturbing (un)reality of his feature sci-fi thriller 'VIVARIUM'.

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A Couple’s Fear and Empathy Battle It out on a Deserted Snowy Road in Lance Edmands’ One-Shot Thriller ‘Whiteout’

Live Action

25th November, 2019

Lance Edmands explains how he used one-shot filmmaking to root audiences inside a couple's battle between fear & empathy in car bound thriller 'Whiteout'.

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The Consequences of a Long-Buried Truth Boil to the Surface in Summer Agnew’s New Zealand Thriller ‘The Brother’

Live Action, Premiere

22nd October, 2019

Writer/director Summer Agnew reveals why he embraced an anti-narrative structure for his bristling thriller about buried anger & resentment 'The Brother'.

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Gravediggers & Monogamy: Things get Surprisingly Deep as we Dive into Tim Keeling’s Mysterious Short ‘Two Puddles’

Live Action

26th July, 2019

"The Puddles act as a kind of catalyst to articulate separation" - writer/director Tim Keeling discusses his enigmatic six-minute short 'Two Puddles'.

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