Since SURVIVE THE NIGHT is basically a love letter to the movies disguised as a thriller, Dutton Books and I are celebrating its release by watching six of the many movies mentioned in the book. Joining me will be Abby Endler of Crime by the Book.

We'll be watching six movies on six consecutive Sunday nights, beginning May 23rd and ending June 27th. Abby and I will start each movie at 8 p.m. ET and will live tweet our thoughts as we watch. We encourage everyone to watch and tweet along with us. You can find us on Twitter at @riley_sager and
@crimebythebook. After the movie, join us on my Instagram page for a live discussion about the movie. You can find me on Instagram at 


The complete schedule of movies:


May 23, 8 p.m. ET

A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined
to make a triumphant return.

Directed by Billy Wilder

Starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden

Available for free on Amazon Prime and for rent on most online rental outlets.


May 30, 8 p.m. ET

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound

in 1920s Hollywood.

Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor

Available for free on HBO Max and for rent on most online rental outlets.


June 6, 8 p.m. ET

A secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client and checks into

a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

Available for free on Hulu Premium and for rent on most online rental outlets.


June 13, 8 p.m. ET

Luke Skywalker and friends must save the galaxy from the Empire's
world-destroying battle station.

Directed by George Lucas

Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

Available for free on Disney+ and for rent on most online rental outlets.


June 20, 8 p.m. ET

A young FBI trainee must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative
cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer.

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins

Available for free on Hulu Premium and for rent on most online rental outlets.


With special guests Caroline Kepnes, S.A. Cosby and Clay McLeod Chapman

June 27, 8 p.m. ET

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local
sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss

Available for free on HBO Max, Hulu Premium and Amazon Prime and for rent
on most online rental outlets.

For this final movie, instead of live tweeting it, we'll be hosting a LIVE WATCH PARTY on Dutton's Facebook page. Here's how it'll work: We all start the movie at the same time and while you watch, you can also tune in to a live Facebook broadcast of me, Abby and a few special guests watching and commenting on the movie. (Just to be clear, you won't be able to see the movie on Facebook, too. Just our reactions as we watch it.) If you're confused, don't be. We'll explain it all to you when the event begins and help you sync up the movie so we'll all be watching at the same time.

Joining us will be a trio of Jaws superfans:
Caroline Kepnes
, author of YOU and its sequels, which are the basis of the hit Netflix series
S.A. Cosby, author of BLACKTOP WASTELAND

Clay McLeod Chapman, author of WHISPER DOWN THE LANE

Those of you watching along with us can comment in the chat on Facebook. Commenting automatically enters you in a giveaway to win signed copies of all five of my books: FINAL GIRLS, THE LAST TIME I LIED, LOCK EVERY DOOR, HOME BEFORE DARK and SURVIVE THE NIGHT.*

*The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and the winner will be chosen by a random drawing.

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