1. "…in Poe’s famous formulation, the death of a beautiful woman is the “most poetical topic in the world.” As slasher director Dario Argento puts it, “I like women, especially beautiful ones. If they have a good face and figure, I would much prefer to watch them being murdered than an ugly girl or a man.” Brian De Palma elaborates: ‘Women in peril work better in the suspense genre. It all goes back to the Perils of Pauline… . If you have a haunted house and you have a woman walking around with a candelabrum, you fear more for her than you would for a husky man.” Or Hitchcock, during the filming of The Birds: “I always believe in following the advice of the playwright Sardou. He said ‘Torture the women!’ The trouble today is that we don’t torture women enough."

    Clover, Carol. "Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slash Film." (pg. 1)

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