Promotional photo of Boris Karloff from The Bride of Frankenstein as Frankenstein's monster. Source: Wikimedia Commons

American Horror Story


What’s a Halloween show without a helping of horror, one of America’s favorite forms of entertainment? Rooted in legend and culture, horror stories play on our fears while often providing a distraction from the real sources of anxiety.  In this episode of BackStory, the hosts look at the different forms horror has taken in American culture – from witches and vampires to slave revolts and haunted houses.

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