The French do not lack in their admiration of American classic horror films. Universal's monsters in particular are held in high regard.
They have also not been without their monster magazines. The famous MIDI-MINUIT FANTASTIQUE was a long-running publication that featured not only Universal monsters, but monsters, creatures and aliens from films all over the world. In that sense it was a true, "Universal Horror" magazine.
The French language MAD MOVIES has had a life-span of over 250 issues so far. In a recent issue (#257), they include a feature on the career of the King of Monster Make-Up, Jack Pierce. Entitled, "Sacred Monsters", it is an installment of the "Legends of the Fantastic" department.