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Fright Camp Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #235: Goosebumps Series 2000 #8: Fright Camp by R.L. Stine by on 13 August 2019

Jude recaps Goosebumps Series 2000 88: Fright Camp by R.L. Stine. It’s like the Cavern of No Return Night of the June Bugs Holds the Prisoners of the Vampire King Dr. Cruel.

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GOT ANY SCABS?! They could be worth gold

Recap #216: Deadtime Stories #17: Faerie Tale by A.G. Cascone by on 19 March 2019

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… »

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Recap #203: Goosebumps #61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine by on 29 December 2018

Jude recaps Goosebumps 61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine

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Fear Street: High Tide

Recap #165: Fear Street Super Chiller #12: High Tide by R.L. Stine by on 22 June 2018

Title: Fear Street Super Chiller #12 – High Tide, a.k.a. “Wave Race: Blood Storm” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Bill Schmidt Tagline: A lifeguard’s job can be murder… Summary: Blood on the water… Adam Malfitano still has nightmares about the night his girlfriend, Mitzi, died. He sees the blood. He sees her in the water. OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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cover of Nightmare Hall - The Experiment by Diane Hoh

Recap #124: Nightmare Hall #8: The Experiment by Diane Hoh (Nola Thacker) by on 2 January 2018

Title: Nightmare Hall #8: The Experiment Summary: Professor Maximillian DeLure. Award-winning poet, scientist, and professor at Salem University. Dark, sexy, attractive…dangerous. Caryl Amberly is excited to be one of the few students specially selected for his new seminar. Until she finds out what his previous students think of him. Everyone says he’s a real killer. OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #114: Graveyard School #15: The Fright Before Christmas by Tom B. Stone, A.K.A. “I STILL Can’t Believe It’s Not A Christmas Carol!” by on 10 December 2017

Title: Graveyard School #15 – The Fright Before Christmas Author: Tom B. Stone/Nola Thacker/D.E. Athkins Cover Artist: Mark Nagata [Wing: That cover is so much cheesy fun.] Tagline: N/A Summary: Have Yourself A Scary Little Christmas… Christopher hates Christmas. He calls it a howl-iday, not a holiday. The fat man in the red suit? Santa Claws. OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #112: Nightmare Hall #7: Pretty Please by Diane Hoh by on 4 December 2017

Title: Nightmare Hall #7: Pretty Please by Diane Hoh Summary: Johanna Dunn is strikingly beautiful, just like all her friends. Until the accident. Now her perfect face is scarred and bandaged. She’s embarrassed by the strange looks she gets on campus – even from her closest friends. A pretty face isn’t everything, is it? Somebody OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #98: The Forbidden Game #2: The Chase by LJ Smith by on 23 October 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 OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #81 Fear Hall: The Conclusion by R. L. Stine A.K.A. “And You Thought Student Loans Were Scary!” by on 17 August 2017

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 OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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cover of Silent Stalker by R T Cusick, shows a white girl on a floor in what looks like a cave, cowering away from a bunch of rats

Recap #73: Silent Stalker by R. T. Cusick by on 15 July 2017

Title: Silent Stalker by R. T. Cusick Summary: Trapped in a madman’s castle, a young girl must fight to save her sanity Thunder bellows as Jenny and her father pull up to the gate of Worthington Hall. As they inch onto the grounds of the ancient estate, a disheveled young woman thrusts her head through OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Identity Theft by Anna Davies

Recap #64: Identity Theft by Anna Davies by on 24 April 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 OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Followers by Anna Davies

Recap #51: Followers by Anna Davies by on 28 November 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 OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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The Accident by Diane Hoh

Recap #50: The Accident by Diane Hoh by on 21 November 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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The Stalker by Carol Ellis

Recap #34: The Stalker by Carol Ellis by on 18 July 2016

Dove recaps The Stalker by Carol Ellis, which feels like a paint-by-numbers Point Horror. Bad things happen to a nice girl. Business as usual.

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The Waitress by Sinclair Smith

Recap #33: The Waitress by Sinclair Smith by on 11 July 2016

Title: The Waitress by Sinclair Smith Summary: The food is great. The service is deadly. Dying for a good meal? Come on over to the Dog House, where Paula works after school. It’s a great place to meet friends – if they are still alive. At the Dog House accidents can happen, and they often OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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13 Tales of Horror

Recap #25: 13 Tales of Horror Part Four by on 11 January 2016

Title: 13 Tales of Horror edited by T Pines Summary: Can you face your worst nightmare? These thirteen horror stories guarantee to chill you to the bone. Read about the mysterious Black Walker and discover his grim secret. Shiver in fevered anticipation as Mark enters the House of Horrors, perhaps for the last time… And uncover the truth of OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Teacher's Pet by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Recap #17: Teacher’s Pet by Richie Tankersley Cusick by on 9 February 2015

Dove recaps the garbled mess that is Teacher’s Pet by Richie Tankersley Cusick. It may suck, but at least it has a cat in it.

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The Diary by Sinclair Smith

Recap #15: The Diary by Sinclair Smith by on 15 September 2014

Title: The Diary by Sinclair Smith Summary: Was she going to die… again? Delia can’t stop reading the old diary which mysteriously appears in her locker one day. Little by little, she starts to become more like the girl whose words she reads – even having her memories and seeing the world through her eyes. OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Funhouse by Diane Hoh

Recap #1: Funhouse by Diane Hoh by on 8 January 2013

Dove recaps Funhouse by Diane Hoh, wherein the lead character isn’t a wet rag with the intelligence of rotten milk, the setting is pretty cool, and Gina, the BFF, rocks. Sadly, this will be the last time we enjoy such luxuries. Bit of a shame this is the case on recap #1.

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