Thriller - To make you think , keep you guessing of what's going to happen next with violence implied .
Mystery , Suspense , and Dramatic Irony in thrillers .
Horror - Scares you with the more visual parts , so for e.g guts , blood , gory details etc .
Narrative - How the story is told ( Story Structure)
Robert Mckee's conventions of a thriller
Protagonist - The person were associated with that gets into our heads , (good guy)
Antagonist - The bad guy to hurt and stop the protagonist
Suspense - Is to keep the audience hanging on , keep them guessing of what may happen so for e.g feelings of excitement or anxious of uncertainty.
Theartre of the mind - Is to make you think to imply creating questions for the viewer .
Make it personal - Make it interesting , personal to lose at the end to the protagonist
Protagonist must be at the mercy of the antagonist - so for e.g Bond films
Twist / Turns - Prizes along the way that the audience don't know .
Closed Mystery - Who the killer is ? so for e.g the game cludeo
Open Mystery - We start to know who committed the crime
Suspense is about holding back the viewer to keep them guessing
Dramatic Irony - Is where the viewer knows more than the characters
We might know how the story ends .
Therefore our focus of attention is concern for the characters involved
Mc Guffin - Is where it brings the plot forwards , Mc Guffin is a device or plot element in a movie that is deliberately placed to catch the audiences attention .