Update January 2018
Welcome to the Devil’s Elbow, where evil twins and friends come together to lovingly snark Point Horror and other teen genre fiction. Many thanks to Dove for all the work she did here, and a huge thank you to the guest recappers who joined us in 2017. We’re working our way through a variety of media, from Diane Hoh’s Nightmare Hall series (Dade is doing an excellent job there) to the Friday the 13th series (the ever delightful Virgin, watching them for the very first time) to R. L. Stine’s ridiculous amount of books (Goosebumps and Fear Street and Point Horror, oh my! — this is a group effort, because Stine is so prolific).
2018 is Wing’s Year of Christopher Pike, so come along for that ride.
You can support our work on our Patreon, which also gives you access to our Patron-only feed and bonus recaps and podcast episodes. Muffin Man Patrons: Marie, Tara M, J.
We’re always interested in guest recappers, authors who want us to take a look at their books, and essays about Point Horror and other teen genre fiction. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to pitch an idea. We do not pay at this time.
The recap master list has not only existing recaps, but media that will be recapped at some point in the future. The trope counter definitions will come in handy for some of the recaps. You can find us on social media on Facebook and Tumblr. We are a part of Nostalgic Bookshelf, which includes snarky recaps of all sorts of nostalgic media. Finally, we are twinned with Sweet Valley Online, where evil triplets are recapping their way through Sweet Valley, starting with Sweet Valley Twins; if you want something saccharine and pastel to clear your palate, maybe that will fit the bill.
6 February – Nightmare Hall #9: The Night Walker by Diane Hoh (Dade)
13 February – Graveyard School #6: Camp Dracula by Tom B. Stone (Jude)
14 February – The Abandoned by Sophie Campbell (Jude)
15 February – Last Vampire #2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike (Wing)
20 February – Fear Street #45: Cat by R. L. Stine (Jude)
22 February – Bone Chillers #7: Romeo and Ghouliette by Betsy Haynes (Jude)
28 February – Goosebumps: The Surprise on the 13th Floor by R. L. Stine and Cheryl Hotchkiss (Jude)
OMG! What happens next??? Read on…