Title: Short & Shivery a.k.a. “The Wide World of Horror” Author/Editor/Reteller: Robert D. San Souci Illustrator: Katherine Coville Summary: Everyone loves a spooky story. Don’t you? Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales! The thirty stories in this book were gathered from around the world, selected for their ghastly details and terrifying twists. Come OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Deadtime Stories #17 – Faerie Tale, a.k.a. “Reject Ridge High” Author: A.G. Cascone, a.k.a. Annette and Gina Cascone Cover Artist: Mark Fredrickson Tagline: This is no tooth fairy! Summary: Who’s watching while you sleep? The first time Colin saw the tooth fairy was after he’d lost his first baby tooth. His parents laughed when OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Jude recaps Short & Shivery by Robert D. San Souci and we get 10 creepy short stories that may or may not be familiar.
Jude recaps Goosebumps Series 2000 22: Full Moon Fever by R.L. Stine. Beware monsters, angry kids, and misreading wrappers.
Title: Scary Godmother – My Bloody Valentine Writer/Artist: Jill Thompson Summary: N/A Initial Thoughts Following up on my recap of the holiday story last month, here’s the obligatory Scary Godmother Valentine’s special. Because Vamlumtime’s is Serious Times! This issue puts the spotlight on Count Max and Ruby, the King and Queen of the Night, as OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: The Laughing Target, a.k.a. “Yandere Saga” Writer/Artist: Rumiko Takahashi Summary: Yuzuru was an average teenager who had almost forgotten that he was betrothed to Azusa when he was only 6! Now arriving to claim what she feels is rightfully hers, only Satomi (Yuzuru’s current girl friend) stands in her way… and with the mysterious OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Graveyard School #17 – Jack and the Beanstalker, a.k.a. “Jude Deluca’s ‘Graveyard School Theater’” Author: Tom B. Stone, a.k.a. Nola Thacker, a.k.a. D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: Mark Nagata Summary: Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum! Now The Giant Is Going To Have Some Fun… Jackson needs to earn some money – fast. When he mows old OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Teen Wolf Too (1987) Summary: Todd Howard is a Hamilton University freshman with a full athletic scholarship: only Todd has no idea why, since he’s far more interested in veterinary medicine than sports. But his boxing coach, Bobby Finstock, is very familiar with the Howard family secret and he’s hoping he can use OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Jude recaps Give Yourself Goosebumps 3: Trapped in Bat Wing Hall by R.L. Stine and it’s two stories for the price of one. Two delightful, kind of charming stories. Good job, Stine.
Jude recaps Goosebumps 61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine
Title: Graveyard School #14 – The Tragic School Bus, a.k.a. “Skip Wolfson in: ‘Screaming Yellow Honkers’” Author: Tom B. Stone, a.k.a. Nola Thacker, a.k.a. D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: Cam DeLeon Summary: The Next Stop May Be Skip’s Last… Skip Wolfson can’t believe he almost missed the bus again! One more late morning and he’ll be OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Bone Chillers #4 – Frankenturkey, a.k.a. “Help! My Turkey Is A Frankenstein” Author: Betsy Haynes Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus (?) Tagline: Look who’s coming to Thanksgiving dinner… Summary: …it’s not Grandma! Kyle and Annie want to celebrate Thanksgiving like the Pilgrims. They want to wear stovepipe hats, bake their own pies – even raise OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Spellbound by Christopher Pike Summary: No one knew how the girl had died. They found Karen Holly in the mountain stream, her skull crushed. There was only one witness to the tragedy, Karen’s boyfriend, Jason Whitfield. He said a grizzly had killed her. But a lot of people didn’t believe him. They thought Jason OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: The Upturned Stone, a.k.a. “The Haunted Pie” Writer/Artist: Scott Hampton Tagline: “Ghosts aren’t frightening, really.” “What’s frightening is the thought of them.” Initial Thoughts It’s like “Stand By Me” but with ghosts and sexual abuse. I first discovered this tale a few years back when Comic Book Resources did a countdown of “Scariest Comics OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Confessions of a Teenage Vampire – Zombie Saturday Night Writer: Terry M. West Penciller: Steven A. Ellis Inkers: Richard Perrota and Ravil Lopez Letterer: Fred Van Lente Colorists: Kent Marquart, Ryan Dunlavey, Leon Allen, Michelle Wulfson Cover Art: Steve Ellis and Stew Noack Editor: Bonnie Bader Summary: My life has really changed since I OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #4 – One Night In Payne House Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Craig White Tagline: There’s Only One Way Out! Summary: Talk About Being In The Doghouse! It’s Halloween. And you’ve just taken the Ultimate Challenge. You’ve entered the town’s most horrifying haunted house – Payne House. So ready OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Cursed (2005) Summary: A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn that the only way to break the curse put upon them is to kill the one who started it all! [Wing: There is so much wrong with this summary.] [bat: It OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Mr. Boogedy (1986) Summary: The Davis family, who have recently moved to Lucifer Falls, realize that not all is as it seems in their new home. In fact, they are haunted by none other than Mr Boogedy! Notes: For those who remember this but can’t find a copy, it’s on YouTube or can be OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: Graveyard School #11 – April Ghouls’ Day, a.k.a. “Maria and Morty’s Totally Awesome Adventure” Author: Tom B. Stone, a.k.a. Nola Thacker, a.k.a. D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: Barry Jackson Summary: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers! Maria Medina’s not quite sure how it happened. One minute she was just another student at Graveyard School, trying to OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »
Title: The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #17 Summary: Prepare for a trilogy of Halloween treats in this year’s terrifying Treehouse of Horror! First, punk rock pixie and Go-Gos founding member Jane Wieldlin (Lady Robotika) leads Marge down the path of the walking dead; then, Zander Cannon and Gene Ha (Top Ten) offer up a remake, Simpsons-style, OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »