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Recap #83: Even More Tales To Give You Goosebumps by R. L. Stine

Title: Even More Tales To Give You Goosebumps Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: N/A Summary:  Reader Beware– You’re In For Ten More Scares! Can Jeff convince his parents there’s a live mummy in the basement? Will Adam escape from a monstrous flying gargoyle? Is Brian’s boarding school turning kids into robots? Find […]

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Recap #82: Song of the Vampire by Carmen Adams

[Wing: OH NO THAT COVER. We’ve come a long way from the fun of The Band.] The Author I stand corrected with now knowing that Adams also wrote THE CLAW, a Point Horror addition that the lovely ladies at The Devil’s Elbow already recapped. I’d never heard of it, but should I stumble across it […]

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Devil’s Elbow Podcast #10: Up the Airy Mountain by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald

Wing recaps the werewolf and fairy short story “Up the Airy Mountain” by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald, part of their Bad Blood werewolf series. (Note: Episode picked up some scratchiness in a few places; we’re working to keep that from happening in future episodes. Apologies that we didn’t catch it in time to stop […]

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Recap #81 Fear Hall: The Conclusion by R. L. Stine A.K.A. “And You Thought Student Loans Were Scary!”

Title: Fear Hall: The Conclusion (obviously follows Fear Hall: The Beginning) Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Franco Accornero Tagline: “Welcome back to the most terrifying dorm on campus!” Summary: “A Special Message From R.L. Stine” Dear Readers: I hope you’ll join me for the conclusion of Fear Hall. I think it’s one of my scariest finishes […]

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Recap #80: Fear Street Saga #9: Heart of the Hunter by R. L. Stine

Title: Fear Street Sagas #9: Heart of the Hunter by R. L. Stine Summary: A medicine woman tells Jamie Fier the love potion she gave him will cost him. Now Jamie finds himself transforming into a wolf—and if his true love sees him in this form, he will remain a wolf forever. Tagline: The full […]

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Devil’s Elbow Podcast #9: Nightmare Hall #1: The Silent Scream by Diane Hoh

  Wing recaps The Silent Scream by Diane Hoh, the first book in the Nightmare Hall series, and minus a bit too much red herring, it’s a fun and fantastic book. (Content: Discussion of suicide and abusive relationships.) Links mentioned in the podcast: Written Recaps: pointhorror.com Episode Media: The Silent Scream by Diane Hoh Let’s Do It: […]

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Expanding the Recap Empire

I do like calling things an empire. Anyway, see the below message from Dove, and let us know if you want to join us in recapping a wider variety of nostalgic media. (Things will continue here at the Devil’s Elbow, don’t worry! Guest recappers, regular columns, my feud with R. L. Stine and love of […]

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Recap #79: Graveyard School #3: The Headless Bicycle Rider, A.K.A. “The Adventures of Algernon and Mr. Toad”

Title: Graveyard School #3 – The Headless Bicycle Rider Author: Tom B. Stone, a.k.a. Nola Thacker, a.k.a. D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: Barry Jackson Tagline: N/A Summary:  Will The New Kid At Graveyard School Keep His Cool Or Lose His Head? [Wing: AMAZING.] Even though the class bully makes fun of his name, Algie (short for Algernon) […]

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Devil’s Elbow Podcast #8: Still More Tales to Give You Goosebumps by R. L. Stine

Wing recaps Still More Tales to Give You Goosebumps by R. L. Stine and finds it delightful. Ridiculous, cheesy, fun stories ahead. (Content: brief mentions of arachnids, child sex trafficking, and “illegal” aliens.) Links mentioned in the podcast: Written Recaps: pointhorror.com Episode Media: Still More Tales to Give You Goosebumps by R. L. Stine 13 Tales of […]

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Recap #78: Nightmare Hall #3: Deadly Attraction by Diane Hoh

Title: Nightmare Hall #3: Deadly Attraction by Diane Hoh Summary: The night Robert Q and Darlene meet, the attraction is immediate. The Big Man on Campus uses all his charm to sweep Darlene off her feet – and then dumps her a few weeks later. After all, he’s just playing around. Poor Robert Q. He doesn’t […]

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