Thrillers 😬



Here is a CST activities page about 'Thrillers'. Its main focus is on books and movies, but some music is included to enhance engagement and enjoyment.


Ask members what their favourite genre of movie is - comedy, westerns, horror, war films, musicals or thrillers?

Ask members what their favourite, or most remembered, thriller is?

Ask them who is their favourite actor or actress?



IDIOMS


Next, ask members to complete these well known phrases together, by way of a shout out ...


Who DUNNIT?

Put the cat amongst the PIGEONS

Set pulses RACING

Look as if you've seen a GHOST

Break into a cold SWEAT

Pins and NEEDLES

Give you the heebie - JEEBIES

Butterflies in your TUMMY

Get cold FEET

Have the screaming ABDABS

Ants in your PANTS

Wait with bated BREATH

Take with a pinch of SALT

Scream the house DOWN

Get pulses RACING

Figure it OUT

Thrills and SPILLS

Scream blue MURDER

Cliff HANGER

Tinker Tailor Soldier SPY

On the edge of your SEATS




MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ


Right, here's the music and picture quiz. No hiding behind the sofa!


Help members to achieve by giving initials and first words/names etc. Pause frequently for discussion and reminiscence.


“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”


1. Name the film director?


Here are some of his films:



2. Name the film?

Name the actress?



3. Name the film?

Name the actor?



4. Name the film?

Name the actor?



5. Name the film?

Name the hotel?



6. Name the film?

Name the monument?



7. Name the film?

Name the actors?


Here is our first song, taken from the film (spoiler alert). It is 'Que Sera Sera' by the above actress - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9nWB5XifBI



8. Name the author?




9. Name the character?

Name some of the actresses (pictured here) who have played her?



10. Name the character?

Name some of the actors (pictured here) who have played him?



11. Name the film?

Name the actor who played the victim (on the right)?



12. Name the film?

Where is this scene set?



13. Name the film?

Name the actress?



14. Name the film?

How do those gathered first realise they are in for a bumpy weekend?



Here are a couple of music clips to identify ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRo7tMnM60I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqGmnLsDOxo




MY TOP 10 TV THRILLERS


15. Name the TV show?

Where was it set?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-2zgvt-_n0



16. Name the TV show?

Name the character?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRlbmV39Zhw



17. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrsRJh9DhNM



18. Name the TV show?

Name the author?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpuR1WjvDck



19. Name the TV show?

Name the actor sat down?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAO2JBjRRBk



20. Name the TV show?

Who was their boss?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eri_0OgkaZM



21. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpqffgak7To



22. (Couldn't resist these last few) Name the TV show?

Name the characters?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTq6nwO4oJU



23. Name the TV show?

Name the city they protect?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK4H-LkrQjQ



24. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?


Opening titles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bI1RscA6rE





MY TOP 10 MOVIE THRILLERS


"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."


25. Name the film?

Name the author?


FACTOID. The second Mrs DeWinter was not given a Christian name ...



"One of the things I love about Venice, is that it's so safe for me to walk."


26. Name the film?

Name the actor?



"Please don't justify yourself, it's pathetic."


27. Name the film?

Name the actors?


FACTOID. This film is where the term 'Bunny Boiler' comes from ...



"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."


28. Name the film?

Name the characters?



This tape will self-destruct in five seconds."


29. Name the film?

Name the actor?


Here is the original TV theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7alss3sDJdg



"I see dead people."


30. Name the film?

Name the actors?



"I'm your number one fan."


31. Name the film?

Name the actress?



"Here's Johnny!"


32. Name the film?

Name the author?



"Maybe the Grail is lost forever. But, Sophie, the only thing that matters is what you believe."


33. Name the film?

Name the painting?



“I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.”


34. Name the film?

Name the actor?



SONG BREAK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEhS9Y9HYjU


35. What film was this the theme song for? (A picture clue is below.)





RUNNERS UP

"I've written a letter to Daddy."


36. Name the film?

Name the actresses?



"Life finds a way."


37. Name the film?

Name the dinosaur?



"You're gonna need a bigger boat.


38. Name the film?

Name the animal?



"You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"


39. Name the film?

Name the actor?



40. Name the film?

Name the actor?


Here is our next song. It is 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' by Roberta Flack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee_u1HQxh2s




FINAL ROUND - JAMES BOND

Video break - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AS-dCdYZbo&t=5s



41. Name the James Bonds?



We finish with my Top 10 James Bond theme songs ...


42. Before playing the song ... Which group performed the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07Z_qfchFk



43. Before playing the song ... What is the film called?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D1nK7q2i8I



44. Before playing the song ... Who sang the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTXLhEk3J8E



45. Before playing the song ... Who sang the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at7xLnfubFY



46. Before playing the song ... Who sang the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwLXDv6jXr4



47. Before playing the song ... Who sang the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj3Bl2MdGpg



48. Before playing the song ... Who sang the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQFhbGZFQ-E



49. Before playing the song ... Who sang the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbEuzJCnqI



50. Before playing the song ... Who sang the theme song?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_w4DVgvVHs



This is a bit of a joke .... But in my humble opinion this was the best James Bond song that never was ...



51. Can anyone think what it might be (Conchita Wurst is the artiste)?


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaolVEJEjV4




PRACTICAL ACTIVITY


You could have a game of ...




REFRESHMENTS


You could have a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , shaken not stirred


and some olives, of course!



AD BREAK


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkjidE0WnAI





1. Alfred Hitchcock


2. 'The Birds' / Tippi Hedren


3. 'Rear Window' / James Stewart


4. 'North By North West' / Cary Grant


5. 'Psycho' / Bates Motel / (Janet Leigh)


6. 'Vertigo' / Mount Rushmore


7. 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' / James Stewart & Doris Day


8. Agatha Christie


9. Miss Marple / Julia McKenzie, Angela Lansbury, Geraldine McKewan, Joan Hickson & Margaret Rutherford


10. Peter Ustinov, David Suchet & Kenneth Branagh


11. 'Murder On The Orient Express' / Johnny Depp


12. 'Death On The Nile' / The Great Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza


13. 'The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side' / Elizabeth Taylor


14. 'And Then There Were None' / A record is played making allegations against each of the party


15. 'Prisoner' / Port Meirion


16. 'The Saint' / Simon Templar (Roger Moore)


17. 'The New Avengers' / John Steed (Patrick MacNee), Purdy (Joanna Lumley) & Mike Gambit (Gareth Hunt)


18. 'Tales Of The Unexpected' / Roald Dahl


19. 'The A Team' / George Peppard


20. 'Charlies Angels' / John Boswel


21. 'The X Files' / Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) & Fox Mulder (David Duchovny)


22. 'Scooby Do' & Shaggy, Freddie, Daphne & Wilma


23. 'Batman' (& Robin / Gotham City


24. 'Mutant Ninja Turtles' / Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo & Leonardo


25. 'Rebecca' / Daphne Du Maurier


26. 'Don't Look Now' / Donald Sutherland (The book was also by Daphne Du Maurier)


27. 'Fatal Attraction' / Michael Douglas & Glenn Close


28. 'Silence Of The Lambs' / Agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) & Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins)


29. 'Mission Impossible' / Tom Cruise


30. 'Sixth Sense' / Haley Joel-Osmont & Bruce Willis


31. 'Misery' / Kathy Bates


32. 'The Shining' / Stephen King (Jack Nicholson & Shelly Duval)


33. 'The DaVinci Code' / 'The Mona Lisa' (Tom Hanks & Audrey Tautou pictured)


34. 'The Godfather' / Marlon Brando


35. 'The Thomas Crown Affair'


36. 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane' / Bette Davis & Joan Crawford


37. 'Jurassic Park' / T-Rex


38. 'Jaws' / Great White Shark (Roy Schneider is pictured)


39. 'The Italian Job' / Michael Caine


40. 'Play Misty For Me' / Clint Eastwood


41. Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan & Daniel Craig


42. 'Wings'


43. 'Goldfinger' (Shirley Bassey sang the song)


44. Sheena Easton


45. Carly Simon


46. Matt Monroe


47. Gladys Knight


48. Adele


49. Shirley Bassey


50. Nancy Sinatra


51. 'Rise Like A Phoenix'