Comedy thrillers are a cross-genre that draw subject matter generally from comedy and thrillers. They often include a darker tone, relative to other genres, of humor. Just like regular thrillers, they often involve either organized crime or espionage.
Examples of comedy thrillers in films, plays and novels are Family Plot,Charade, The Thin Man, The Lady Vanishes, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, No Way to Treat a Lady, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Kshana Kshanam, The Big Fix, Lucky Number Slevin, Deathtrap, The Ladykillers, Hopscotch, Welcome to Collinwood, The King of Comedy and A Simple Favor.
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- Robertson, Campbell (March 23, 2006). "At a Screening of a Comedy Thriller About Revenge". The New York Times. New York / Region. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
- Itzkoff, Dave (March 28, 2013). "A Restored 'King of Comedy' Will Close Tribeca Film Festival". The New York Times. ArtsBeat. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
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