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I am the evil twin. I'm in a feud with R.L. Stine, who is terribly prolific. Every story needs more werewolves.

 


General: Happy 5th Anniversary! (1 Jan 2018)
2018 brings the fifth anniversary for Devil’s Elbow. I can’t believe we’ve been recapping here for so long, and that you keep coming along for this ridiculous, terrible, wonderful ride. We’re bringing all the regular series recaps you’ve come to love (or loathe; we certainly have a love-hate relationship with a lot of what we […]
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Cover of Class Trip 2 by Bebe Faas Rice, shows an open door and a traveling bag on a porch in a sliver of lightNightmares Recaps: Recap #116: Class Trip II by Bebe Faas Rice (15 Dec 2017)
Title: Class Trip II by Bebe Faas Rice Summary: Hallie and her friends are lost, stranded in Holyoake—a small town deep in the mountains. A town isolated from the rest of the world. A town that time has forgotten. At first, Hallie is charmed by Holyoake’s odd customs and old-fashioned ways. [Wing: LIES.] The townspeople are warm and […]
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General: Coming Soon: Nostalgic Bookshelf (1 Dec 2017)
In January 2018, Devil’s Elbow celebrates its 5th anniversary and Sweet Valley Online its 1st. We’ve had a blast recapping, podcasting, and connecting with all of you over the years. We’ve had readers tell us it’s like one big, opinionated book club, and that’s part of the joy for us too. Devil’s Elbow and Sweet […]
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Other Recaps: October Patreon Bonus Recap: Are You Afraid of the Dark? 01×01 The Tale of the Phantom Cab (29 Nov 2017)
Submitted for the approval of the Devil’s Elbow Patreons, I call this post: The Recap of the Tale of the Phantom Cab. INITIAL THOUGHTS Are You Afraid of the Dark? was a horror anthology tv show that aired in the early 90s. The premise was that a group of teens are brought together by their […]
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Fear Street Recaps: Recap #106: Fear Street #14: The Knife by R. L. Stine (15 Nov 2017)
Title: Fear Street #14: The Knife by R. L. Stine Summary: Welcome to Fear Street Don’t listen to the stories they tell you about Fear Street. Wouldn’t you rather explore it yourself…and see if its dark terrors and unexplained mysteries are true? You’re not afraid, are you? Quiet — hospital! Sshh. There are a lot […]
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General: Halloween Extravaganza: Favorite Horror and Creepy Podcasts (20 Oct 2017)
Welcome to October, my favorite month of the year! Marching band competitions are in full swing, the air here is crisp, the night sky bright with moon and stars, leaves change color and fall and crunch when you walk through them, horror movies are everywhere, and Halloween is coming. Here at Devil’s Elbow, we love […]
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cover of The Cemetery by D. E. Athkins, has four fingers coming out of dirt with long, sharp silver nailsPoint Horror Recaps: Recap 96: The Cemetery by D. E. Athkins (15 Oct 2017)
Title: The Cemetery by D. E. Athkins Summary: At a Hallowe’en party with very exclusive guests, the disguised play a game of hide and seek in an ancient cemetery as midnight approaches. When someone is killed, all the partygoers can do is suspect each other – unless there is an unknown player. Tagline: Don’t look […]
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The Howling cover werewolf claws tearing through a solid sheet and a woman's screaming face behind itSnark at the Moon! recaps: Recap #94: The Howling (1981) (5 Oct 2017)
Title: The Howling Summary: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem. Tagline: Imagine your worst fear a reality. [Wing: Worst fear. Right.] [Bat: Being a werewolf isn’t my worst fear…] Initial Thoughts This […]
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General: Halloween Extravaganza: The children of the night. What music they make. (1 Oct 2017)
Welcome to October! This month (my favourite month) we’re going to celebrate Halloween (my favourite holiday) while some of us, at least, enjoy gorgeous autumn weather (my favourite season, though I hate being cold). What better way to kick it off than with Wing’s Werewolf Playlist (at least as of this very moment). I’ve put […]
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Other Recaps: September Patreon Bonus Recap: Moonstruck by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle (24 Sep 2017)
The Patreon Bonus Recap this month is Moonstruck issue 1 by Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle. Here’s the teaser, and you can read the rest if you become a Patron at the $5 tier or higher. https://www.patreon.com/devilselbow QUEER FAT WEREWOLF GIRLS. It’s like this was written for me. Title: Moonstruck by Grace Ellis (writer) and […]
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cover of The Scarecrow by R T Cusick, has a scarecrown set against a cloudy full moonOther Recaps: Recap #88: The Scarecrow by R. T. Cusick (15 Sep 2017)
Title: Scarecrow by R. T. Cusick Summary: Beware the kindness of strangers After crashing her car, Pamela Westbrook awakens to find that she has been rescued and cared for by the Whittakers, a family living on a remote farm in the Ozark hills. Still reeling from her accident and haunted by a tragic loss, Pamela […]
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Point Horror Twitter PlatePodcast: Devil’s Elbow Podcast #12: Silent Stalker by R. T. Cusick and Skeleton on a Skateboard by Tom B. Stone (14 Sep 2017)
Wing recaps Silent Stalker by R. T. Cusick and Graveyard School #2: Skeleton on a Skateboard by Tom B. Stone (aka Nola Thacker aka D. E. Athkins). Around the 21 minute mark, she gets a little deep about mental illness, the damage books (and other pop culture) can do, and her exhaustion over living with […]
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Point Horror Twitter PlatePodcast: Devil’s Elbow Podcast #11: Don’t Eat the Mystery Meat by Tom B. Stone and The Roommate by Diane Hoh (5 Sep 2017)
Wing recaps Graveyard School series #1, Don’t Eat the Mystery Meat, by Tom B. Stone (aka Nola Thacker aka D. E. Athkins) and Nightmare Hall series #2, The Roommate, by Diane Hoh (ghostwritten this time by Nola Thacker [aka D. E. Athkins aka Tom B. Stone]). What sort of author shenanigans are these? Links mentioned […]
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book cover for Up the Airy Mountain by Debra Doyle and James Macdonald, is a snowy woods scene with the title in white lettering on the blue sky and the authors' names in black lettering on the snowPodcast: Devil’s Elbow Podcast #10: Up the Airy Mountain by Debra Doyle and James MacDonald (21 Aug 2017)
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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cover of Heart of the Hunter by R L Stine shows an Indian woman being stalked by a shadowy figure in the fog, with the head of a wolf in the clouds, under a full moonFear Street Recaps: Recap #80: Fear Street Saga #9: Heart of the Hunter by R. L. Stine (15 Aug 2017)
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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Point Horror Twitter PlatePodcast: Devil’s Elbow Podcast #9: Nightmare Hall #1: The Silent Scream by Diane Hoh (14 Aug 2017)
  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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Point Horror Twitter PlateGeneral: Expanding the Recap Empire (10 Aug 2017)
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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Point Horror Twitter PlatePodcast: Devil’s Elbow Podcast #8: Still More Tales to Give You Goosebumps by R. L. Stine (8 Aug 2017)
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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cover of The Reading Buddy by Bryce Gibson, has a figure in a black coat with its hood up carrying an ax, with the title and author information printed over itOther Recaps: Recap #77: The Reading Buddy by Bryce Gibson (3 Aug 2017)
Title: The Reading Buddy by Bryce Gibson Summary: A SET OF keys jangled in my hand. The keys were my lifeline. One of them would be what saved the day. I held onto them as tightly as I could. I was being followed. The man running behind me was my stepdad, Morris Heyward. He was holding […]
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The Hitchhiker by R L Stine book cover, right hand with thumb raised up in front of two headlightsPodcast: Devil’s Elbow Podcast #7: The Hitchhiker by R. L. Stine (1 Aug 2017)
Wing recaps The Hitchhiker by R. L. Stine, and spoilers: she doesn’t hate it. Come listen for rollicking adventures, car theft, and murder. Links mentioned in the podcast: Written Recaps: pointhorror.com Episode Media: The Hitchhiker by R. L. Stine Facebook: Devil’s Elbow Tumblr: Devil’s Elbow Patreon: Devil’s Elbow Follow
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