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One of the most unexpected surprises of 2016 was this altogether odd and unpredictable horror thriller from the Netherlands

CRUEL GHOST LEGEND

A 1968 film that until recently was thought “lost,” CRUEL GHOST LEGEND is a most engaging combination of the ghost and samurai Japanese movie tropes

FLOATING DRAGON

This sprawling novel was intended as a “temporary farewell” to the supernatural fare with which author Peter Straub had made his fortune

Null Immortalis (Nemonymous Ten)

As a summation of all things Nemonymous I’m unsure how this volume rates (not having read the first seven installments), but as an example of the ineffable strangeness that defines these books it’s first rate.

The Night Cache

A recent entry in PS Publishing’s Holiday Chapbook series, it’s neither profound nor Earth-shaking, but leaves a mark nonetheless.

Necropolis

An extended prose poem masquerading as a horror novella, this is a wondrously strange, occasionally gruesome tale, somewhat reminiscent of the poetic horror fests of T.M. Wright but very much the product of the extremely gifted John Urbanicik.

Midwinterblood

It’s really too bad about this book, a young adult novel with a complexity and ambition you don’t usually find in such fare, but which ultimately fails to reach its full potential.

The Maze

The most famous work by France’s late Maurice Sandoz, a short novel of vaguely Lovecraftian mystery that still holds up–mostly.

Lunar Park

In which literary darling Bret Easton Ellis, who previously roiled the horror community with AMERICAN PSYCHO, takes another swipe at the scary stuff.