Alfred Hitchcock on Suspense & Style

“For 17 years I have been making pictures described alternately as thrillers, dark mysteries, and chillers, yet I have never actually directed a whodunit or a puzzler. Offhand this may sound like

debunking, but I do not believe that puzzling the audience is the essence of suspense.”

Read “Let ‘Em Play God” by Alfred Hitchcock — a short article on suspense and style, written in the instantly recognizable “Hitchcock” manner.