Besides that, it belongs in one of my favorite film genres.
Sci-fi isolation - sci-fi films that take place in isolated or barren regions. Outer space, the Ocean, the arctic, deserts, extremely remote wilderness etc.
I'm sitting down to work on some music and I've been getting a lot of creative/industry questions lately, maybe I can help answer some more while I'm sitting down to work.
(Small budget thrillers/horrors are my bread and butter)
Just rewatched Cure out of Japan and I think it’s such a chilling film that just isn’t mentioned enough! Bleak and makes you question what you’re watching and the characters every step of the way. No jump scares. Just atmosphere and storytelling.
I love contained horror, thriller, and suspense films. I'm looking for one that involves a party, family dinner, or family reunion at someone's house. Think The Invitation or Coherence.
I just love this niche genre
One of my favourite genres of movies, I occasionally find a really good one but it's so rare.
Currently making a cocktail and I wanna pair it with an aesthetic spooky vibe.
In the last couple days I've watched legion, hostile, Edge of tomorrow and the girl with all the gifts (for the 100th time) I watched #alive not long ago and Underwater is one of my favourites for sure. I'm in a mood for thriller/horror/good action films. I have a preference for zombie or alien invasion films, I like ghosts as long as its well done as some aren't.
I tried watching the babadook yesterday and was so annoyed/bored watching it I stopped after 26 minutes, seen all the insidious films, watched ad above so below not long ago.
I've seen a recommendation for the empty man before and am considering it but I'd have to rent it.
Any recommendations are welcome!
But please, no dolls, that's something I won't do haha
Possibly R rated. Not part of a series. Not young adult.
It’s not Get Out or The Intruder or Annihilation. Thank you!
What a fantastic sci-if thriller! Danny Boyle directs this fantastic cast of characters in top-notch form. The film harkens to the likes of Event Horizon(Paul W.S. Anderson) and Alien(Ridley Scott), among others. Following are my thoughts/points about the film.
Cillian Murphy: always so devoid of emotion when he speaks, but so capable of physically displaying his emotion in his facial expressions and demeanor. He plays the role he was supposed to in this film, much the way he did for Director Danny Boyle in his film 28 Days Later, 5 years prior. Personally, I find Cillian captivating in every role he plays(those eyes and that facial structure though!)
Rose Byrne: the most human of the bunch, she fears not returning to Earth, and truly seems like the only one who thought that they would. Byrne unfortunately becomes the damsel-in-distress archetype towards the end of the film, but consistently shows great poise with her emotive features as she challenges the other characters to maintain their humanity and dignity towards each other.
Chris Evans: nails it as the realist; the guy who knows why he’s there and ultimately what his mission is. Evans, as we now know after seeing him as Cpt. America for so long, is at his best as the confident, do-it-right kind of guy. His character here has that feeling with a bit of an edge, and he feels very natural as this character.
Mark Strong: the grim reaper/villain that he is so good at playing. He is terrifying in his physical presence in this film.
The rest: I realize are worth more than a mention, they all portray aspects of humanity in expert fashion, whether it be the character of Kaneda(Hiroyuki Sanada), as the knowledgeable and devoted captain, to the ship’s psychologist Searl(Cliff Curtis), who seems under-qualified for the task at hand(Mace (Evans) says it early on, he’s ”crazier than the rest of us”) every character feels real and as though they represent an aspect of humanity that is equally real.
Danny Boyle and crew really do such a fantastic job of juggling the distinction between the vast openness/nothingness of space, and the claustrophobia of the ship/spacesuits the characters inhabit. The film can make the characters feel so large and yet so small within the blink of an eye; so powerful yet so helpless to the power they hope to preserve.
Written by Alex Garland, who will go on to write now-infamous sci-fi films “Ex-Machina” and “Annhilation... keep reading on reddit ➡
To put it simply, the Bourne franchise is more than just about one person who lost his memory is actually a super spy.
It delves into a lot of interesting questions about the concept of security or to what ends do some people go to and define them as "security" and to what extent are they willing to cover their own butts from criticism, or bureaucracy.
It is actually an interesting take on post 9/11 America and questioning on the murky lines between freedom and security.
It is a different take on the spy thriller genre where the spies (usually American) are often the good guys but in this case, some parts of America are indeed the bad guy.
I really don't remember much of the plot, just a few visuals of him drenched in sweat in a blue hue in a hotel room in a scene from the first 1/4-1/2 of the movie, to show the psychological toll that line of work takes on him. I think I recall the cinematography being pretty vibrant at times
I think this movie came out in the 2000's. I think the main character is from the middle east, maybe israel. It shows him taking on the trade of being an assassin, and within the film he goes to different countries, maybe he went to spain at one point for a job?
I think, maybe, at the end he moves to America with his wife to get out of that line of work?
I think there was also a scene where a mercenary/assassin from the other side of his, was found to be trailing him, and I think he killed him [just by lucky chance the main character wasn't killed] but it really freaked him out.
It's not a comedy nor an action film, more of a drama with a bit of thriller elements.
The description isn't a strict, generally thriller-y and single-location-ish films are all good. Here's a few examples of what I mean:
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek
Dog Day Afternoon
Films like From Dusk Till Dawn, the first two Evil Dead films, Alien, Cube and Devil are all similar, in their own ways, but are all in the horror and sci-fi zones. This request is for the "realistic" side of this type of thing.
It doesn't matter how old or new the film is, or exactly what genre/s it fits into, just that it's set mostly in one place and is preferably tense, violent, morally ambiguous, etc. Thanks in advance!
Can anyone help me identify this movie? Don't think it was a series. Can't remember much of it, just that a couple go away and leave someone in charge of their house (most likely a babysitter but can't remember any kids) the couple phone their house and the main character a female answers the phone, all seems well and the couple tell her she can cook whatever she wants in their kitchen. I remember she chops up carrots makes a meat pie and grinds up meat using a big metal old fashioned grinder. Turns out anyway she's not who you think she is, it's a big twist at the end, she's killed the person who the couple actually hired and the couple return home an I THINK you're meant to think she's cooked a kid or something and the meat she ground up and put in the pie is a person. Or maybe the person the couple hired originally is in the pie. Or no one. Can't remember anything else. May even have been a flash back scene or like a scary story someone is telling. Please help.
If anyone has seen any phycological thriller/ disturbing horror films that really they really enjoyed please let me know! Open to almost anything
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As things open back up, I was wondering if anyone knows of film festivals dedicated to thrillers? Online is great, but in-person would be the best. Thanks in advance!
I intend to make a short film and have been doing some research on techniques that work effectively in this genre. What techniques do you think/have you used effectively to creating atmosphere/tension in a thriller film?