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Tales for the Midnight Hour Original CoverPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #222: Tales for the Midnight Hour by J.B. Stamper Part 1 (Jude Deluca on 23 May 2019)
Title: Tales for the Midnight Hour Author: Judith Bauer “J.B.” Stamper Initial Thoughts As part of my attempt to start off Year Three on the right foot, I’ll be reviewing one of my favorites of the Point Horror collection. Though this book was originally published back in 1977, which I believe predates the inception of […]
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Sweet Sixteen by Francesca JeffriesPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #175: Sweet Sixteen by Francesca Jeffries (Tuesday on 15 Aug 2018)
Title: Sweet Sixteen by Francesca Jeffries Summary: Leslie can’t wait to turn sixteen. She’s planning a huge birthday Party. Everyone’s invited. Her gorgeous boyfriend, Rick. Her best friend, Deborah. Her cousin, Trish. It’s going to be the biggest bash ever. [Wing: That … that is a list of three people. THREE.] But out of the […]
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Driver's Dead by Peter LerangisPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #142: Driver’s Dead by Peter Lerangis (Donna on 27 Mar 2018)
Title: Driver’s Dead by Peter Lerangis The Author: A rather prolific author, Peter Lerangis has been writing for decades, although if you go to his website the farthest back you’ll find is his The Watchers series. No mention of his Point Horror writing that I can find. Seriously. Not even his Wiki page goes beyond his […]
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cover of Halloween Night II by R L Stine, has three figures dressed in skeleton outfits and black cloaks in front of a Halloween night backgroundPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #100: Halloween Night 2 by R. L. Stine (Tuesday on 30 Oct 2017)
Title: Halloween Night 2 by R. L. Stine Summary: Brenda isn’t really looking forward to Halloween this year. After all, it was only twelve months age that her best friend tried to kill her at a Halloween party and she’d rather not be reminded of that. [Wing: I’d rather not be reminded of that recap either.] […]
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Point Horror Recaps: Recap #98: The Forbidden Game #2: The Chase by LJ Smith (Donna on 23 Oct 2017)
The Author: Who uses really oddball descriptions of things, repeatedly. Seriously. What the hell are spaniel eyes? Maybe? I don’t know. But one character, Michael, always has some kind of spaniel eyes going on. And Audrey with her spiky lashes and bangs. The same thing. All the time. And who others the crap out of […]
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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 (Wing on 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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Point Horror Recaps: Recap #90: The Forbidden Game #1: The Hunter by LJ Smith (Donna on 23 Sep 2017)
The Author: LJ Smith was never part of my reading repertoire when I was younger. In fact I never even read The Vampire Diaries until earlier this year and it was only the very first book (the original, not the re-releases). That kind of drama never interested me and still doesn’t. I’ve always known who […]
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The Hitchhiker by R L Stine book cover, right hand with thumb raised up in front of two headlightsPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #65: The Hitchhiker by R. L. Stine (Wing on 15 May 2017)
Title: The Hitchhiker by R. L. Stine  Summary: He wants a ride. She wants a thrill. So, in spite of her best friend’s arguments, Christina stops to pick up the handsome hitchhiker. He’s everything she thought he’d be. And more. Much, much, more. Enough to thrill Christina and Terri… to death. Tagline: Don’t stop now […]
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Identity Theft by Anna DaviesPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #64: Identity Theft by Anna Davies (Wing on 24 Apr 2017)
Title: Identity Theft by Anna Davies Summary: 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 […]
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Wickedpedia by Chris Van EttenPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #63: Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten (Dove on 10 Apr 2017)
Dove recaps Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten, one of the new Point Horrors, that address the injustice of the lack of diversity of leads in PH: we need MOAR WHITE MALES. And that's probably the least shitty thing about this book. Brace yourself.
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Twins by Caroline B. CooneyPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #62: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney (Wing on 27 Mar 2017)
Title: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney Summary: Twice the evil. Twins Mary Lee and Madrigal are living double lives – with some shocking secrets Mary Lee and Madrigal are twin sisters, beautiful and deeply attached to each other. Then in high school, Mary Lee and Madrigal’s parents decide to send Mary Lee away to boarding […]
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Freeze Tag by Caroline B. CooneyPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #59: Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney (Tuesday on 20 Feb 2017)
Title: Freeze Tag by Caroline B Cooney Tagline: Cold Hands Evil Heart… Tag you’re dead Summary: Meghan and West, girl and boy next door, play an innocent game of Freeze Tag with their neighbour Lannie. But Freeze Tag is no ordinary game… when Lannie is playing. For when she tags someone, they really do freeze-like […]
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Haunting Christmas Tales by VariousPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #27: Haunting Christmas Tales – Part Two (Dove on 26 Dec 2016)
Dove finally loops back to complete Haunting Christmas Tales by various, almost a year later. This recap contains the best short story of the set. And one so bad it gets recapped in five sentences.
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The Boyfriend by R. L. StinePoint Horror Recaps: Recap #54: The Boyfriend by R.L. Stine (Wing on 19 Dec 2016)
Title: The Boyfriend by R.L. Stine Summary: You lie, you die Dex is madly in love with Joanna. He would do anything for her… but she doesn’t care. To her, boys are there to be used and thrown away. After Joanna breaks up with Dex, he does something no other guy has done to her […]
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The Bride by D. E. AthkinsPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #53: The Bride by D. E. Athkins (Wing on 12 Dec 2016)
Welcome to completed recap #50! We have a fun celebration planned for later, but I wanted to note it here, too. I can’t believe we made it to 50 recaps. We would not be having nearly as much fun with this project without you guys, our lovely readers, and we appreciate each and every one […]
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Followers by Anna DaviesPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #51: Followers by Anna Davies (Wing on 28 Nov 2016)
Title: Followers by Anna Davies Summary: To tweet or not to tweet . . . what a deadly question. When Briana loses out on a starring role in the school’s production of Hamlet, she reluctantly agrees to be the drama department’s “social media director” and starts tweeting half-hearted updates. She barely has any followers, so […]
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The Accident by Diane HohPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #50: The Accident by Diane Hoh (Dove on 21 Nov 2016)
Dove recaps the Point Horror staple, The Accident by Diane Hoh, where a nice girl swaps places with a ghost and, shocker, that turns out to be a Very. Bad. Idea.
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Fatal Secrets by Richie Tankersley CusickPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #48: Fatal Secrets by Richie Tankersley Cusick (Dove on 7 Nov 2016)
Dove recaps Fatal Secrets by Richie Tankersley Cusick, the love child of Cusick's meandering dirge and Michael Bay's assumption that explosions will fix everything.
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Halloween Night I by R. L. StinePoint Horror Recaps: Recap #47: Halloween Night by R. L. Stine (Wing on 31 Oct 2016)
Title: Halloween Night by R. L. Stine Summary: Brenda hates her cousin, Halley, and she’s not the only one. Halley shouldn’t go around stealing other people boyfriends, it could get her into trouble. Big trouble… Brenda is determined to have her revenge – the perfect finale to her Halloween party She’s going to stop Halley’s […]
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The Claw by Carmen AdamsPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #46: The Claw by Carmen Adams (Wing on 24 Oct 2016)
Title: The Claw by Carmen Adams Summary: The mark of death… Kelly is excited about her summer job at the local zoo – even after the threatening phone calls warning her away. Nothing can dampen Kelly’s resolve to work with animals. But wild animals can be very dangerous and someone has left the door to […]
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