Thriller (2018 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDallas Jackson
Produced by
  • Adam Hendricks
  • John H. Lang
  • Greg Gilreath
  • Dallas Jackson
Screenplay by
  • Dallas Jackson
  • Ken Rance
Music byRZA
CinematographyMac Fisken
Edited byJohn Quinn
Distributed by Netflix
Release date
  • September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)(LA Film Festival)
  • April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States

Thriller is a 2018 American slasher film directed by Dallas Jackson in his directorial debut. The film was written by Jackson and Ken Rance. It stars Jessica Allain, Tequan Richmond, Chelsea Rendon, Mitchell Edwards, Pepi Sonuga, Maestro Harrell, RZA and Mykelti Williamson. The film is a co-production between Divide/Conquer and Blumhouse Productions. [1]


The film premiered at the LA Film Festival on September 23, 2018 and was released by Netflix on April 14, 2019. [2]


Years after a childhood prank goes horribly wrong, a clique of South Central LA teens find themselves terrorized during Homecoming weekend by a killer hell-bent on revenge.



Principal photography on the film began in June 2017. [3] [4] Post production for the film was completed in May 2018.


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 40% based on 25 reviews, with an average rating of 4.47/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Thriller has an appealing cast and a fresh perspective on its genre, but those elements aren't enough to outweigh a bland and predictable story." [5]

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