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More Books to Recap

Wing had a bit of good luck with used books, and found a handful of Nightmare Hall and similar books to recap for the site.

PH Books
PH Books

Books in the first image are:

Last Act and Monster by Christopher Pike (Trivia: Monster is Wing’s favorite PH-esque book ever.)

Nightmare Halls, Guilty (#6), Truth or Die (#15), Win, Lose or Die (#18), and Revenge (#23) by Diane Hoh

Goodnight Kiss 2 and Baby-sitter 4 by RL Stine (NEMESIS!)

PH Books
PH Books

Books in the second image are:

Spellbound and Tachyon Web by Christopher Pike (More Trivia: Spellbound is another Wing favorite.)

Crash Course by Nicole Davidson

Evil Returns (aka Return of the Vampire, Vampire’s Promise #2) by Caroline B. Cooney

Sunburn, Dead Lifeguard, One Evil Summer and Party Summer by RL Stine (NEMESIS!)

Now Wing just needs to finish her next RL Stine recap, which is taking forever, because NEMESIS!

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New Point Horrors Coming May 2013

Dove and I received news today that made us absolutely giddy. Thanks to H.R. Holden’s blog, we learned that Scholastic has announced new Point Horror books to be released starting in May 2013, for the Internet generation. I’M SO EXCITED. I’M SO EXCITED. I’m so … scared. (I know I’m not the only one who goes there every time I say the words “I’m so excited.”)

The first three:

Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten Identity Theft by Anna Davies Defriended by Ruth Baron
Wickedpedia: It’s the return of Point Horror for the Internet generation! Don’t open the door. Don’t answer your phone. And whatever you do, DON’T turn on your computer. . . .

Cole and Greg love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures like Genghis Khan, the first female astronaut on Jupiter. So after the star soccer player steals Cole’s girlfriend, the boys take their revenge by creating a Wikipedia page for him, an entry full of outlandish information including details about his bizarre death on the soccer field.

It’s all in good fun, until the soccer player is killed in a freak accident . . . just as Cole and Greg predicted. The uneasy boys vow to leave Wikipedia alone but someone continues to edit articles about classmates dying in gruesome ways . . . and those entries start to come true as well.

To his horror, Cole soon discovers that someone has created a Wikipedia page for him, and included a date of death. He has one week to figure out who’s behind the murders, or else he’s set to meet a pretty grisly end.


Defriended: A friend request from beyond the grave . . .

Jason has met the perfect girl. OK, so maybe he hasn’t actually MET Lacey yet, but they talk online all the time. Yet despite spending most nights chatting, Lacey refuses to meet up in person. Suspicious, Jason starts googling, and his cyberstalking leads to a shocking discovery: According to multiple newspapers, Lacey died a year earlier.

Soon, Jason finds himself enmeshed in a disturbing mystery. Has he found a way to iChat with the dead? Or is someone playing a dangerous trick? Either way, Jason has to discover the truth before it’s too late. You can’t put up away messages from beyond the grave. . . .


Identity Theft: The third title in our exciting relaunch of Point Horror!

Hayley is going to have the best year ever. After years of careful planning, she’s ready to serve as student council president AND editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Ivy League, here she comes!

However, just before student council elections, someone creates a fake facebook profile for Hayley and starts posting inappropriate photos and incriminating updates. It must be the work of a highly skilled Photoshopper, but the attention to detail is scary. The embarrassing photos of “Hayley” in her bathing suit reveal a birthmark on her back–a birth mark Hayley has never shown in public. . . .

The situation escalates until Hayley’s mother reveals some shocking information. Hayley isn’t an only child: She has a twin sister who was adopted by a different family. And that’s not all. Soon, Hayley discovers that her long-lost sister isn’t just playing a prank–she’s plotting to take over Hayley’s life . . . by any means necessary.

Wing: EVIL TWINS EVIL TWINS EVIL TWINS OMG EVIL TWINS.

Of the three new ones, two sound like the main characters will be guys. That’s pretty disappointing, considering how much the original Point Horrors focused on female main characters (sometimes) being awesome.

Also, look at all that punctuation abuse. And why does Photoshopper deserve a capital letter, but not Facebook?

Whatever, still totally excited. Roll on May!

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Welcome to the Devil’s Elbow

Welcome to the Devil’s Elbow, a site for Point Horror Recaps. The site is named after the roller coaster from Dove’s favourite of all of the Point Horrors, Funhouse. Our Book List can be found here.

Dove’s favourite Point Horrors, in no particular order are:

  • Funhouse
  • Camp Fear
  • The Window
  • The Train
  • The Accident

As you can probably tell from that list, Diane Hoh and Carol Ellis are Dove’s favourite PH writers.

At least, this was the case way back when. As we re-read and recap, this may change.

Wing’s favourite Point Horrors, in a particular order you are not privy to, are:

  • The Cheerleader
  • The Return of the Vampire
  • The Vampire’s Promise
  • Camp Fear
  • Student Body (Nightmare Hall #21)

Yes, that means Diane Hoh and Carol Ellis are Wing’s favourite PH writers, too. Are you creeped out yet, Dove? I’m watching you.

Also, we will throw a few non-PH books in there that fit thematically because… well, we’re evil twins and can do whatever we like.

Wing is most looking forward to reading the following for the first time:

  • Unleashed – Moon Children
  • The Surfer
  • The Claw
  • Room 13