Sorry, Hollywood, but the best horror movies for adults made since the millennium are coming from foreign shores. Here's a list of my own favorites, a few of which may not even be on your radar.
In literary fiction, it all comes down to the writing. Ultimately, the book you're trying to sell to an agent/publisher has to stand on its own merit.
As October moves inexorably to its close, my thoughts turn to Halloween and all things scary, not counting Sarah Palin and Wall Street.