I have published a new Hub at hupages called "Easy Prey". It relates to my thoughts and observations about "fear and horror" as subject matter for poets, authors, the media and Hollywood over the course of the last century or so. Alfred Hitchcock was an early proponent of suspense and horror on television and paved the path for the popularity of Stephen King and other suspense crafters.
Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, Wolf man and the ghouls of the "Night of the Living Dead" all inspired the "Exorcist", "Rosemary's Baby", "Nightmare on Elm Street" and the modern Hollywood preoccupation with vampires, werewolves, witchcraft and the occult. Hollywood only caters to popular tastes. 'Fear' sells at the box office.