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.
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 Goosebumps 61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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.
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.
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… »
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… »
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.
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… »
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.