Friday, October 31, 2014

Just try to chill out with a thriller

The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines "thriller" as:
one that thrills; esp : a work of fiction or drama designed to hold the interest by the use of a high degree of intrigue, adventure, or suspense
The library has a few dozen movies that fall under this category. Celebrate the Halloween weekend by getting shocked, scared, spooked, and--most of all--entertained by one of these movies, featuring detectives, magicians, and murderers.
The Illusionist
The illusionist

"The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. When Leopold's new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession. Suddenly the city's Chief Inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime... [while] Eisenheim prepares for the most impressive illusion yet."

The Lovely Bones
 The lovely bones

"When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. Now from her place in a strange but beautiful in-between world, she must help her father catch her killer and protect her family before she can finally move on."
No Country for Old Men
No country for old men

"Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border.... It isn't long before he's being tracked by Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic 'debt collector.' Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn... to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen. The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones."

Click here for a full list of Holman Library's Thrillers (Motion Pictures). Find these and other DVDs on the second floor of the library.
Happy Halloween!
  1. "Thriller." Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2012. Credo Reference. Web. 30 October 2014.
  2. All DVD cover images and descriptions come from the WorldCat catalog.

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