Best Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction in French in 2022

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction in French

French authors have contributed much to the genres of horror and science fiction. The country has also had a strong influence in the world of film, art and music. Here are a few books and films that can be enjoyed by French readers. They're perfect for fans of the genre or for those just curious about the subject.

Les Yeux Sans Visage

Les Yeux Sans Visage is a fusion of mythic horror and modern sf. It was released in 1959 but remains largely unknown in the United States. It first circulated in a miscut and badly dubbed version, but this cult favorite has found a resurgence of popularity thanks to Criterion's clean DVD release in 1995.

Les Yeux Sans Visage is a sinister spin on the Frankenstein theme, introducing a kind of monster that robs living people of their bodies and sends them to their deaths. The film demonstrates a new trend in horror films: human villains were replacing monsters in the 1960s.

This film has also spawned a popular song with the French title, which was released by Billy Idol in 1983. The cinematheque francaise celebrated the film's 50th anniversary in 1986, and in recent decades, the film has been hailed as a masterpiece. It inspired other films such as Thierry Jonquet's Tarantula and Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live in.

French films are increasingly exploring genres outside the realm of realism. The French have increasingly rejected the constraints of the realistic, and have explored fantasy, surrealism, and fairy tale. While most Hollywood films have relied on horror tropes, French filmmakers are increasingly moving into more experimental and creative spaces.

La Cite des Enfants Perdus

La Cite des Enfants Perdus is a classic of French science fiction. It's about a scientist who kidnaps children to steal their dreams. The film is filled with gorgeous gold-tinged shots. It's also about an etrange character named Krank.

French fantasy films are relatively under-represented in the mainstream cinema. Only a handful of French producers have dared to go beyond the realm of reality to explore the fantasy genre. The French cinemagoing public still prefers movies set in "real" worlds. However, some film-makers have experimented with the genre and have found it very successful.


The Chrysalis is a collection of short stories by Jean-Marc Saint-Germain, a French writer. It was first published under the title UNDER THE FANG by PocketBooks in mass market paperback New York in 1991. In 1993, it was published in hardcover by Borderlands Press in Maryland. In addition to the Chrysalis, there are other works by Saint-Germain, including a collection of horror stories.

The novel begins with an alternate history centered on the French-Algerian war for independence. A group of "Vautriens" - a group of young people inspired by the cult of Timothy Leary - are found in a cult of glory. In addition, a record collector searches for rare records from the 1960s. It is a dense and polyphonic work that won many awards and was translated into English by Norman Spinrad.

In addition to the Chrysalis series, the series also includes two historical horror novels. The first is "MONET'S PROMISE" (published by Atheneum Press in 2002), while the second is "ALAS, POOR YORICK" (published by Forge/Tor in 2007). The third novel, THE DECEPTIVE ORACLE, is an alternate-universe contemporary novel that is 65,000 words long.

Jules Verne

The French have a long history of sf, and Jules Verne's work is no exception. Verne, who wrote in French, was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and was considered an important author of science fiction. His first novel, published in 1863, is one of the most influential works in the genre. It depicts a dystopian future where art has become extinct.

Jules Verne's work has often been overlooked as the "father of SF." Today, Verne is not widely recognized as the "father" of science fiction or fantasy. Rather, it's possible to find his work in a variety of niches, including literary and film adaptations. This isn't to diminish Verne's brilliance.

French science fiction was repressed by the established literature, which consisted of realism and fantasy genres. The gothic novel, which was censured by English and French authorities, was the exception. Its reign in the established literature was short, but it paved the way for the emergence of a "conte etrange" or "conte fanciful" genre.

The French have contributed greatly to the field of speculative fiction, and they've also contributed to film, radio, and comic books. They've also contributed to French science fiction.

Pierre Benoit

French genre films have been doing very well overseas. Seventy-one percent of French science fiction and horror films received distribution overseas. In addition, these films often do much better overseas than they do domestically. For example, Haute tension, a horror film, sold more than one million tickets overseas. Similarly, Derriere les murs/Behind the Walls, a horror film, sold 537,000 tickets abroad.

One explanation for this development is generational. While French cinema has traditionally tended toward American-style horror, the genre has struggled in domestic box office competition. Despite this, the genre has continued to develop. As a result, many French films are now marketed as horror films.

While France may not be known for its horror film tradition, it can still lay claim to a history of fantasy and horror filmmaking. These films fall under the umbrella term "le cinéma fantastique," which encompasses a variety of film genres. Two notable films from the same period were produced by the French group.

Among the most important authors in the genre during this period was the Belgian author Jean Ray. Known as the French equivalent of Poe and Lovecraft, Ray started out as a pulp writer and had several stories published in Weird Tales. While his fiction does have an element of fantasy, the French language version of this genre tends to remain more grounded and realistic.

Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier

Randy Lofficier and Jean-Marc Lofficier are renowned French authors of fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories. Both have written extensively in French and worked in the field of comics. They are also prolific contributors to French magazines.

The book is a comprehensive overview of French fantasy, horror, and science fiction literature. The authors cover the period from the 12th to the twentieth century. The essays are very well written and well researched. The authors also discuss the history of the genre in France.

'Fantastic Planet'

French authors have contributed to genres such as horror and science fiction. In addition to novels, French filmmakers and artists have also contributed to the genres. There are a number of excellent examples of French horror and science fiction literature. Here are a few of them. You may find some of them surprising.

The early history of science fiction in France is fascinating, with a different cultural twist than the Anglo-American version. The French Revolution and the growing pro-science positivism of the Enlightenment set the stage for the initial emergence of sf in France. Then, however, the French literary establishment quickly ghettoized the genre. The Academy francaise, the Catholic educational system, and the publishing industry resisted allowing science fiction to enter mainstream culture.

The Encyclopedia of French Science Fiction and Fantasy in Film, Television, and Comic Books is an excellent reference for those interested in French sf/f. The book features information on over 3,000 authors, a comprehensive bibliography, and over 1,000 illustrations. It's an easy-to-use reference and is divided into two parts. The first section provides biographical information on over 3,000 authors, while the second part includes a section of the major French awards.

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