What is thriller?

thriller meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A novel, play, or motion picture that produces feelings of intense excitement in the reader or audience by depicting dangerous action (crime, espionage, etc.), usually culminating in a narrow escape in which a high level of suspense is maintained up to the final denouement (example: Alfred Hitchcock’s film North by Northwest). In the techno-thriller, the plot often turns on the inner workings of technology, approaching science fiction when the technology is speculative (Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October is considered the first of this kind).


reference: ABC-CLIO