Suspense; a feeling, an emotion or a state of mind which we experience while watching a movie, watching television or reading a book. But what is it exactly?
" The activity of anticipating; it provides the material from which viewers can extrapolate future developments." - H.J. Wulff
" An experience between fear and pleasure." - L. Mikos
" A strategy by which the mirroring identification of the viewer and the textual subject is broken, and the subject's mastery of events seems to be problematic." - G. Leonard
" Viewers participate in films by viewing empathic with positive protagonists." - D. Zilmann