The List of Karl Edward Wagner


Here are the titles in KEW’s infamous list. All 3 lists were Published in Twilight Zone Magazine from June to August 1983.

13 Best Supernatural Horror Novels

1. Hell! Said the Duchess by MIchael Arlen

2.The Burning Court by John Dickson Carr

3. Alraune by Hanns Heinz Ewers

4. Dark Sanctuary by H. B. Gregory

5. Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg

6. Maker of Shadows by Jack Mann

7. The Yellow Mistletoe by Walter S. Masterman

8. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin

9. Burn Witch Burn by A. Merritt

10. Fingers of Fear by J. U. Nicolson

11. Doctors Wear Scarlet by Simon Raven

12. Echo of a Curse by R. R. Ryan

13. Medusa by E. H. Visiak


13 Best Non-Supernatural Horror Novels

1. The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin

2. Psycho by Robert Bloch

3. Here Comes a Candle by Frederic Brown

4. The Screaming Mimi by Frederic Brown

5. The Fire-Spirits by Paul Busson

6. The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr

7. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Hanns Heinz Ewers

8. Vampire by Hanns Heinz Ewers

9. Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind by Michael Fessier

10. The Shadow on the House by Mark Hansom

11. Torture Garden by Octave Mirabeau

12. The Master of the Day of Judgement by Leo Perutz

13. The Subjugated Beast by R. R. Ryan


13 Best Science Fiction Horror Novels

1. The Death Guard by Philip George Chadwick

2. Final Blackout by L. Ron Hubbard

3. Vampires Overhead by Alan Hyder

4. The Quatermass Experiment by Nigel Kneale

5. Quatermass and the Pit by Nigel Kneale

6. The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck by Alexander Laing

7. The Flying Beast by Walter S. Masterman

8. The Black Corridor by Michael Moorcock

9. Land Under England by Joseph O’Neil

10. The Cross of Carl by Walter Owen

11. Freak Museum by R. R. Ryan

12. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

13. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham



About Timothy L Mayer

Timothy Mayer has written 313 post in this blog.

I'm a full-time ghost writer, business owner, expert on spy fiction, martial artist, tax payer and self-appointed expert on obscure movies. Available for lectures. Donations appreciated

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Todd Mason
3 years ago

Fredric Brown. There really are too many ways to spell that name.