Apr 9, 2011

30 Days of Film (23): Favorite Thriller Film

Secret Window. First off, three things that make this movie absolutely fantastic. John Turturro, Johnny Depp and Stephen King. When I went to the theater to see this movie I thought it was going to be a story about plagiarism and finger pointing 'I told you so', until the opening credits ran and Stephen Kings name popped up. All of a sudden I was on the edge of my seat for an entirely new reason.

Without going to far into spoiler territory, as thriller films need to be seen to understand the scope, the story follows an author, Mort Rainey as he tries desperately to write a book after his traumatizing divorce. In the process of trying to get his head together, a man by the name of John Shooter shows up and claims that a book of Rainey's that was published was actually a plagiarized story that Shooter wrote. And then people in town who know Rainey start disappearing and the story goes from there. I highly recommend you see it, as I don't want to give away too much.