Bloodstained Oz

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Bloodstained Oz is a Wizard of Oz related novella by Christopher Golden & James A. Moore, and it was illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne. It was published as a limited edition hardcover by Earthling Publications in 2006. It comes with an introduction by Ray Garton.

It was nominated for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction in 2006.

The story falls outside of L. Frank Baum's original storyline for his Wonderful Wizard of Oz series and its official sequals. Being outside of the canonical restrictions, Bloodstained Oz makes the Land of Oz a nightmare for adults instead of a children's story.

1930s dust bowl Kansas natives are trasported to Oz only to find that the Wonderful Land of Oz has been taken over by vampires and other demonic creatures. The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion may or may not help them on this adventure.