Author Kimberley Howe On The World Of Kidnap And Ransom

Adam Hamdy | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Kimberley Howe's blistering thriller, The Freedom Broker, has already racked up a number of notable fans, including thriller legends James Patterson a...

Lifting The Veil On Hollywood Journalism

A.L. Gaylin | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
A.L. Gaylin

In truth, there were lines we weren't allowed to cross, not so much because The Star had any particular moral compass or even because the powers-that-be were afraid of getting sued. It was more a matter of sales: there were certain stories people simply didn't want to read.

New BBC Thriller Series 'One Of Us' - A Feast Of Crime and deviance

Dr Elizabeth Yardley | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Elizabeth Yardley

After the first episode, we were left with the pieces of a challenging jigsaw scattered all over the floor - with not much idea how they fitted together and whether they were all part of the same puzzle. The writers provided us with a few theories that left seasoned crime drama viewers saying "That's far too obvious", so we are certainly in for an interesting ride as the series unfolds.

Book Review: When the Music's Over by Peter Robinson

Robert Bradley | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Yewtree will go down as being coined the craze of the 10's. Just as hosting a referendum is the new fad to replace 2013's

"inquiry for this and an inquiry for that! Darling we've ran out of milk, we need to open an inquiry!"
It comes then with no great surprise that crime writer Peter Robinson should bestow his beloved detective Banks with such a folly deal of the historic sex crime.


Lucy Karsten | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

The narrator of Kate O'Riordan's new book, 'A disturbing thriller of sexual obsession and family secrets', is a middle-aged woman. Oddly, I only realised this half-way through the first chapter, having what some people might call a 'self-reflective reading style', where I constantly assume that the lead character is myself.

The Tunnel Is Back For A Second Series And It's Creepier Than Ever

By Suzanne Elliot | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

If there’s nothing you love more than a little creepy French/Anglo mystery of an evening (or any kind of creepy mystery for that matter), then we’...

DVD Release: 'Sicario' and 'The Lobster'

Harry Crawford | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

If that's your cup of tea, then great - go ahead and watch it, be my guest (and all that jazz) - but I know many won't like it. It may come across as more-drama-less-action which may alienate some viewers, especially for the way the film is shot. Although remember: this isn't a bad thing.

One of the Most Gripping Thrillers of the Year: 'Awaiting' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I like thrillers that take their time and avoid the obvious cliches. Fast cutting and overly stylistic lighting can detract from the finished movie. Above all I like a cracking tale well told.

Prepare To Hear Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' As You've Never Heard It Before...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Hurrah! Anthony Vincent is back! Yes, the man who brought us this incredible take on one Linkin Park song has returned - with a Halloween special. ...

Before I Go to Sleep - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Based on the best selling novel by SJ Watson, Before I go to Sleep is a very frustrating film, starring Nicole Kidman and Mr Darcy (Colin Firth). Described as a 'gripping psychological thriller' by critics, I'd like to refer to it more as a distinctly average crime story. If I had to liken it to a fruit; it would be a poached apple; easily digestible and not at all exciting.

WATCH: 'Ghost' Player Glides Onto Pitch During Borussia Dortmund & Bayern Munich Match

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

The dead have risen and are playing football on our pitches. Like some sporting zombie ghoul apocalypse, long-departed souls have returned to trea...

Latent Hazard by Piers Venmore-Rowland - Book Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

I have always wanted to be in an action thriller. Such fleeting fantasies tend to find me when travelling. Every woman under the age of forty has and no doubt continues to fanaticise about staring in their own music video.

Glasgow Film Festival Round-Up - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Blue Ruin and More

Tom Linay | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

Now in its tenth year, the Glasgow Film Festival is fast becoming an essential fixture in the UK film calendar. Like the city itself, it's friendly, welcoming and its enthusiasm is utterly infectious.

Book Review: The Explorer by James Smythe

Robert Bradley | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Ever since my first encounter with the glowing blue introduction text of "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.." I have enjoyed a boundless love affair with outer space.

The 10 Best 'Thriller' Spoofs As MJ's Iconic Hit Turns 30

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Michael Jackson's iconic hit single 'Thriller' (still everyone's go-to Halloween song) turned 30 on 2 December. Over the past three decades, the mo...

The Real Problem With Homeland

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

The rather dull and uninvolving third series of Homeland - and let's face it, it's been going downhill since the middle of the first series - is, I think, the result not just of the curse of 'sequelitis' but the impossibility of turning a crisis into a drama.

My Book's Been Gazumped By Dan Brown

Laura Palmer | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laura Palmer

My first thought was - hurray! That's my May reading sorted. I know it's not very cool to like Dan Brown, but I do. Not wholly unlike The Abomination, I thought. Oh. Wait a second. The Abomination. Our big white hope. The book that would make us millionaires, give us iPads For All.

Danny the Champion of the World? Boyle Sends Audiences Into a Trance

Greg Wetherall | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Returning to his day job, Boyle re-enters the film arena with Trance, a London-based psychological thriller that rushes around with about as much calm and patience as an ADHD sufferer. He has said that he was finishing this project whilst he was working on the Olympic opening ceremony, and that this should be viewed as its 'dark, evil cousin'.

Review: Without Warning - John Birmingham

Alice Charles | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Birmingham quickly establishes his high-concept premise - and then goes precisely nowhere with it. Lots of questions are raised but never fully explored nor answered. Indeed, Without Warning feels very much like a six-hundred page set-up for the other two books in the trilogy.

JLS Get A Thrill

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 30.10.2012 | Home

JLS Recreate Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video For 'Heat' Magazine Shoot (PIC) Those little scamps over at Heat magazine are notoriously good at g...

WATCH: 'Thriller' Flash Mob Surprise Irish Cinema-Goers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Cinema-goers in South Dublin are a pretty cool lot. It'll take more than a low-key 'Thriller' flash mob to make them drop their popcorn, as proven by ...

LISTEN: A Spookily Good Halloween Party Playlist

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Throwing a Halloween party? Got your costume ready? Made your pumpkin beer keg? Wonderful! Now all you need are some party tunes. And handily, you ...

Darren Shan's Zom-B Terror!

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 25.11.2012 | Home
Scott De Buitléir

Shan - real name Darren O'Shaughnessy - became a full-time writer at the age of 23, and has since sold over 20 million copies of his books worldwide, becoming bestsellers in the US, UK, Ireland and elsewhere.

WATCH: Disney Star Turns Stripper

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

High School Musical star Vannessa Hudgens has left the school corridors far behind her, appearing as a stripper in dark thriller The Frozen Ground. ...

Michael Jackson's Neverland Pet Dies

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Thriller, a tiger that belonged to Michael Jackson when the star lived at his Neverland ranch, has died of lung cancer. The 13-year-old, 375lb tige...