Its chases through dark narrow streets don't create suspense, since nothing is at stake.
The first segment plays like a textbook exercise in how to create suspense.
Like Conrad, he creates suspense by placing us in the middle of the action, and then slowing it down.
But the film still manages to create considerable suspense about when and how he will appear.
While there wasn't much story to speak of, the director had made an attempt to create suspense.
Brown creates the Gothic feel of the novel in order to create suspense.
By delaying this outcome, the writer can create suspense in the viewer.
The technique is used to create suspense in a story, or develop a character.
But equally you can create suspense out of going to the very edge.
This is a subtle and effective way of creating suspense.