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Graveyard School #25: Escape from Vampire Park Cover by Mark NagataGraveyard School recaps: Recap #237: Graveyard School Final 3 Countdown: #25 – Escape from Vampire Park by Tom B. Stone (Jude Deluca on 3 Sep 2019)
Jude recaps Graveyard School 25 - Escape from Vampire Park by Tom B. Stone
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Campfire Stories CoverOther Recaps: Recap #231: Campfire Stories #1 by Don Oriolo and Vincent Scarpelli (Jude Deluca on 23 Jul 2019)
Jude recaps Campfire Stories 1 by Don Oriolo and Vincent Scarpelli. Urban legends by the bucketful, and it's great.
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GHOUL evening, boils and goopsOther Recaps: Recap #226: Short And Shivery by Robert D. San Souci – Part 3 (Jude Deluca on 27 Jun 2019)
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 […]
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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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Child's Play 3 (1991)Child's Play Movies: Recap #220: Child’s Play 3 (1991) (JC on 6 May 2019)
JC of Oh God Why?! Nostalgia recaps Child's Play 3, wherein Chucky wears lipstick, Andy gets a haircut, and the grand finale takes place in an improbably detailed wild mouse coaster.
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Witching Hour #1 CoverOther Recaps: Recap #219: The Witching Hour #1 (Jude Deluca on 2 May 2019)
Jude recaps The Witching Hour 1.
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Other Recaps: Recap #197: Bone Chillers #4: Frankenturkey by Betsy Haynes (Jude Deluca on 22 Nov 2018)
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 […]
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Other Recaps: Recap #195: The Upturned Stone by Scott Hampton (Jude Deluca on 14 Nov 2018)
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 […]
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Original CoverOther Recaps: Recap #181: Deadtime Stories #10: Grandpa’s Monster Movies by A.G. Cascone (Jude Deluca on 12 Sep 2018)
Title: Deadtime Stories #10 – Grandpa’s Monster Movies, a.k.a. “A Nightmare on Green Acres” Author: A.G. Cascone, a.k.a. Annette and Gina Cascone Cover Artist: ??? Tagline: The midnight show is a scream. Summary: Home movies can be a horror! C.T. and his cousin Lea are staying at their grandparents’ old farmhouse. It’s Grandpa’s seventieth birthday, […]
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Goosebumps 25: Attack of the Mutant by R. L. StineGoosebumps Recaps: Recap #176: Goosebumps #25: Attack of the Mutant by R.L. Stine (Jude Deluca on 16 Aug 2018)
Title: Goosebumps #25 – Attack of the Mutant, a.k.a. “Crisis of Infinite Mutants” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus (U.S.), ???? (U.K.) Tagline: He’s no superhero. He’s a supervillain! Summary: Read at your own risk… Skipper Matthews has an awesome comic book collection. His favorite one is called The Masked Mutant. It’s about an […]
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Diane Hoh - Last DateNightmare Hall recaps: Recap #145: Nightmare Hall #11: Last Date by Diane Hoh/Nola Thacker (Dade on 3 Apr 2018)
Title: Nightmare Hall #11: Last Date by Diane Hoh Summary: A night you’ll never forget. Call me. Demi does it on a dare. She places an ad in the personals column of the Salem Chronicle. Lots of guys call. And the nights are everything she advertised. Unforgettable. Unforgettably frightening. Because one by one, Demi’s dates […]
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cover image of Friday the 13th Part 2 with font in white on a black background. Red partially covers "Part 2"Friday the 13th movies, Let's Do It! recaps: Recap #87: Friday the 13th, Part 2! (Virgin on 13 Sep 2017)
Title: Friday the 13th Part 2 (I guess we’re not into Roman numerals yet?) [Wing: Well, the cover image I have is into Roman numerals, but there are a bunch out there without it.] Summary: Get ready for twice the terror with Friday the 13th Part 2: Deluxe Edition! Fives years after the massacre at Camp […]
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cover of Heart of the Hunter by R L Stine shows an Indian woman being stalked by a shadowy figure in the fog, with the head of a wolf in the clouds, under a full moonFear Street Recaps: Recap #80: Fear Street Saga #9: Heart of the Hunter by R. L. Stine (Wing on 15 Aug 2017)
Title: Fear Street Sagas #9: Heart of the Hunter by R. L. Stine Summary: A medicine woman tells Jamie Fier the love potion she gave him will cost him. Now Jamie finds himself transforming into a wolf—and if his true love sees him in this form, he will remain a wolf forever. Tagline: The full […]
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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 ratsOther Recaps: Recap #73: Silent Stalker by R. T. Cusick (Wing on 15 Jul 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 […]
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cover of The Roommate, with a girl standing in front of a window staring in horror at something offscreenNightmare Hall recaps: Recap #71: Nightmare Hall #2: The Roommate by Diane Hoh/Nola Thacker (Dade on 3 Jul 2017)
Title: Nightmare Hall #2: The Roommate Summary: Four roommates share a suite in the Quad. Danni is beautiful and perfect, from her long blonde hair to her expensive clothes. Margot is mysterious – brutally honest or slyly secretive, depending on her mood. Lacey is a wild woman, who loves to party, party, party. And Maureen […]
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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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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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The Invitation by Diane HohPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #45: The Invitation by Diane Hoh (Dove on 17 Oct 2016)
Dove recaps The Invitation by Diane Hoh where a bunch of unfortunates are invited to the coolest party of the year... as the victims. It's like The Purge, only less happens and nobody cares.
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I.O.U. by Nicholas AdamsNightmares Recaps: Recap #43: I.O.U. by Nicholas Adams (Wing on 19 Sep 2016)
Title: I.O.U. by Nicholas Adams Summary: Haunted by recurring nightmares, high school junior Sharon Anders begins to confuse dreams with reality and is soon plunged into a desperate struggle between good and evil. Tagline: Someone has to pay… Note: As Dove requested, I’ve updated my template, because we now apparently call the Bad Guys Muffin […]
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