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"Jordan Peele and Ari Aster became new masters of American horror after their debut films, “Get Out” and “Hereditary,” instantly became genre classics upon release." IndieWire, June 6 2019, Zack Sharf

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The first published American horror story was Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.



Related: EC Comics - Edgar Allan Poe - Anne Rice - H. P. Lovecraft - Stephen King - American TV horror hosts - slasher films and the "final girl" trope - American culture - horror

In France, Poe and Lovecraft are both considered to be among the greatest American writers. Beginning with Baudelaire's translations of Poe in the 1850s, American horror has been held in high esteem by every generation of French literati.

Horror films: The Brood - Carnival of Souls - Masque of the Red Death - Night of the Living Dead - Psycho - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


European horror - Japanese horror

American horror film is prudish [Oct 2004]

American horror vs European horror film

Donato Totaro has pointed out that contrary to the American horror film, the killers/murderers in Euro horror are often female! [...] There are many instances where (a) the victims are exclusively or mainly male, and (b) the male victim/hero is sexually attracted to the female killer, not repulsed, as with the monstrous-feminine, and hence there can be no disavowal of her femininity. --after

Current trend in American horror movies

See also

American exploitation

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