Screenplay of the Day (Watch Reading): OPERATION BABYLIFT by John McCarney — Festival Reviews

The true story of a Bowie knife toting airline CEO and a Volkswagen van driving hippie who risk their live to save mixed race orphans from being murdered. CAST LIST: Jenkins: Christopher Bautista Narrator: Sean Ballantyne Daly : Malcolm Taylor Cory: Luke Robinson ****

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40th anniversary of Hitchcock’s death — words and music and stories

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (1899 – 29 April 1980) was one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema and the father of the thriller genre. He was a master of pure cinema, able to reconcile aesthetics with the demands of the box-office. He used of the camera angle to draw the viewer’s […]

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Adrienne Vaughan: The Layers and Textures within Romantic Suspense — Sue Fortin, Author

The celebrations with the Romantic Novelists’ Association continue as they mark their 60th anniversary and I’m delighted to welcome Adrienne Vaughan as my next guest in this series of posts looking at romantic suspense. Romantic suspense comes in many forms, how would you describe the sort you write? My stories tend to be multi-generational, so romance […]

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Taking Fear Out of Suspense – Daily Quote — Jo Hawk

I don’t like suspense. I disdain horror, splatters, thrillers, mysteries, police procedurals, or almost any story where a character’s sole reason for existence is to serve as a dead body. As you might imagine, Stephen King and the authors of his ilk do not grace my TBR list. Watching any graphic displays in the form […]

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On Writing Romantic Suspense — sisterhood of suspense

Writing romantic suspense involves the skillful juggling of romantic elements and nail-biting suspense. A daunting task but so rewarding when all the essential ingredients come together in a well-crafted, character-driven novel. Here are eight tips: Ask yourself: what is intriguing about the premise? What will attract readers to the book? In Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series, […]

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Read These Thrillers Before They Become Movies/Series This Year — Angie Dokos

Originally posted on Ludwig’s Thrillers: 1. Defending Jacob – William Landay Apple TV+ has announced that the first three episodes of its crime show “Defending Jacob” – based on the bestselling novel by William Landay – will premiere on April 24, starring Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, and Pablo Schreiber. It revolves…

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Night of the Hunter (1955) — Ghost Dog

Movie Blurb Directed by Charles Laughton, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters, and Lillian Gish Billed as one of the scariest movies ever made, Night of the Hunter (1955) is certainly chilling. Nobody does menace quite like Robert Mitchum. He plays a psychopathic man of the cloth who wields a switchblade knife like an erect penis. The […]

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