The Hour of the Oxrun Dead
The Hour of the Oxrun Dead was a breakthrough for Charles Grant. It was the first novel dealing with Oxrun Station, an invented, cursed locale that is unsurpassed in the minds of horror fans. Appearing in 1977, it helped usher in the golden age of horror fiction. Character-driven and emotionally wrenching it stands in sharp contrast to the "gore galore" style that dominates the genre today.