I was curious to know if anyone on here has any opinions on this. I definitely feel that some american directors have been strongly influenced by Euro horror films and their directors. Fulci, Argento, Soavi, Martino, Lenzi, Bava, the list goes on. I think these directors have had a profound impact on american horror directors. One example that comes to mind is William Lustig. He himself admits that Maniac is his homage to Fulci/Argento films. Any other examples ? I'm curious to hear other opinions on this.