Dressed to Kill
If De Palma had simply made gripping, cheeky trash art, it would have been enough. But "Dressed to Kill" is more, an extension and deconstruction of "Psycho." It delves deeper into the psychosexual subtext of Hitchcock's masterpiece and even pokes fun at (or pays homage to) the infamous scene explaining Norman's condition. And with Pete, we get a hint of the detective-as-voyeur as explored in "Blow Out."