In The Book of Lists: Horror, Poppy Z. Brite contributed a list of top ten "Dine 'n' Die" stories in horror fiction. McDowell's The Amulet made the list due to a very special scene involving applesauce. I won't say more than that in case you haven't read the book.
Many other great authors (and filmmakers!) are featured in The Book of Lists including Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Stephen Volk, and loads more.
Oh, and James Jenkins (Valancourt Books) also has a list in this book: "The Ten Weirdest Gothic Novels."
You can purchase The Book of Lists: Horrorhere for a pretty good price.