Lists by Schwenkstar

a list of 68 titles
A list of short films both new and old that feature twisty plots, thrilling scenarios, surprising revelations, and (at times) frightening horrors. Many of these small narratives would fit quite well in such programming as ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS or THE TWILIGHT ZONE. In addition, many of these short films can be seen for free on YouTube or Vimeo.
 
a list of 73 people
Writers who specialize in thrillers that have a bevy of twists and turns within their plots.

[listed in no particular order]
 
a list of 53 titles
Movies which feature a Faustian bargain - that is to say, a character who sells his soul to reap some sort of benefit or reward... but at a costly price!

Not to be confused with films that merely feature the devil as a character, this is a list which is very specific in its requirements - a character needs to make a deal with some sort of demonic figure, realize that such a deal was a terrible mistake, and finally attempt to escape the repercussions of the bargain.

Honorable mention to the films based upon Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Grey - it uses a similar plot device but it unfortunately has no specific demonic figure to make it eligible for this list.

[listed in chronological order]
 
a list of 30 titles
Tricky thrillers that feature a character who mysteriously vanishes and the sub-sequential denial of that character's existence by others... often leaving the one and only character who knows of that person's existence to ask - am I crazy or is there a conspiracy?

Not to be confused with missing person mysteries or anything of that ilk, this is a list which is very specific in its requirements - a person needs to vanish, at least one person needs to realize that the said person has vanished, and other characters need to deny the character ever existed or was there.

[listed in chronological order]
 
a list of 61 titles
A collection of films which reveal the transforming effect of love, the power of sacrifice, the devastating weight of sin, the glory of redemption, and the desperate search we all make to find meaning in our existence.
 
a list of 165 titles
Dark comedies where a dead body proves to be a very pesky problem, mistaken identities often lead to mistaken kidnappings and murders, and some deaths happen to be just freak accidents...

[listed in chronological order]
 
a list of 28 titles
A list of thrillers that feature innocent people who are framed for a crime that they didn't commit and thus must go on-the-run from the law - and often on-the-run from the real criminals too - all the while trying to expose the actual culprits.

Not to be confused with just any old chase thriller or something of that ilk, this is a list which is very specific in its requirements - a character must be framed for a crime (but is actually innocent), he must be forced to go on the run from the police, and lastly he must also figure out who the real criminals are and how to expose them.

[listed in chronological order]
 
a list of 94 titles
Thrillers - all good, some great - that have been criminally-overlooked by audiences... some completely unavailable in America and some never even released on DVD or VHS anywhere!

This list will occasionally be updated.

[ordered according to my personal rating - please note that my ratings are to only act as a suggestive guide and are not to thought as being authoritative in any way]
 
a list of 39 people
Directos who specialize in thrillers that have a bevy of twists and turns within their plots.

[listed in no particular order]