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Kate Hagen

Writer. Director of Community at @theblcklst. Spooky.

Franklin Leonard

Founder & CEO of the Black List; Host of the Black List Table Reads; Story, politics, and football (soccer) fan

Lauren Brown

Chief of Staff at The Black List

Latest Posts

The Disability List

We’re so thrilled to announce the inaugural Disability List, created in partnership with the Media Access Awards, Easterseals, and the…

The Essentials: Essential Neo-Noir Films + The Coen Brothers

We create monsters and then we can’t control them. — Joel Coen

Essential Psychological Thrillers: Simon Nagel on THE BAD SEED

THE BAD SEED was my first midnight movie. I don’t remember too many specifics aside from being roughly eleven years-old at the time. On…

Essential Psychological Thrillers: Lindsay Grossman on THE LADY VANISHES

Okay, let’s get real. Hitchcock is legendary. But, if I were to ask an average person on the street to name a Hitchcock film, my guess is…

Essential Psychological Thrillers: Mallika Pal on HEREDITARY

They say that thrillers are just horror movies that critics like. While both genres share distinct similarities, the psychological aspect…

Essential Psychological Thrillers: Jace Serrano on FRAILTY

Some of my favorite psychological thrillers have been massive commercial hits that were also nominated for many major awards; for example…

Essential Psychological Thrillers: David Wales on BURNING

BURNING (2018) is a lyrical, simmering, dangerous, post-modern thriller that exists in a chaotic discontinuity where roiling molten core…

Essential Psychological Thrillers: Kevin Dulaney on PRIMAL FEAR

In 1996, the world was introduced to Edward Norton in the psychological thriller PRIMAL FEAR.

Essential Psychological Thrillers: John Henderson on RAISING CAIN

The tagline for RAISING CAIN reads, “When Jenny cheated on her husband, he didn’t just leave… He split,” a perfect — yet slightly…

The Black List Interview: Bong Joon-ho on PARASITE

Bong Joon-ho’s films defy all conventional cinematic classification: Throughout the complex narratives of films like MOTHER, THE HOST, and…


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