In his new book, The Birth of the American Horror Film, Gary D. Rhodes delves into the archives to focus on 10 key horror genres prominent in American cinema between 1895 and 1915.
From ghosts and witches to mad scientists and devils, here’s a selection of the best images featured in the book, one for each of the 10 genres explored.
4. Supernatural Creatures
5. Death, Murder, and Execution
6. Evolution and Devolution
7. The Other(s)
8. The Powers of the Mind
9. Mad Scientists
10. American Literature Onscreen
The Birth of the American Horror Film by Gary D. Rhodes is available in paperback at £24.99.
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