I've been watching a lot of American horror movies, and a big trope is the characters staying in old, abandoned cabins in the woods. Or if not cabins then lodges, or in Westerns or haberdasheries etc. Which makes sense, because America's such a vast landscape and such cabins were used by travellers covering hundreds of miles.
I noticed it's not a big thing in British horror cinema, and I'm wondering if it's because there's nothing like that in British architectural history (perhaps because Britain's so much smaller and therefor not needed), or if it's just not a very prominent trope in British cinema.
So, any architectural or cinema historians that could help would be appreciated.