French horror  

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"As if to mark the coming of age of French horror-writing, Nodier was also responsible in 1821 for coining the term roman frénétique."--The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (2002) by Jerrold E Hogle, page 78

 La Main enchantée by Gérard de Nerval.  Illustration: Hand of Glory, anonymous
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La Main enchantée by Gérard de Nerval. Illustration: Hand of Glory, anonymous

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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The French word for horror is l'épouvante which is derived from Latin expaventare.

The genre is connected with the fantastique.

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Literature

The Devil in Love (1772) by Jacques Cazotte "was the first modern French horror novel and was widely read" (The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, 2005).

There was also the roman frenetique and the conte cruel.

Theatre

Fiction anthologies

Film

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