The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates. A little girl is held hostage in preparation for a sacrifice to an Indian legend in this collection of short stories and novellas. Perfect for readers who like their horror to be more literary than gory.
Okay... so I might be taking slightly too much pleasure in watching Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern meet a fate which only looney tunes characters should technically survive, buuuuut... This movie cracks me up every time I watch it! lol :)