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Oh you wacky kids with your hi-jinks and your pranks

“You say you found a corpse of a thirteen year old girl on the beach? Oh, you’re just pulling my leg.”

When the protagonist experiences something genuinely frightening, such as finding a corpse, or that someone has been in their room while they were home alone, and it is treated as an attention-seeking prank.

Or, when something is done that is written off as a prank or a joke, but is actually pretty damned spiteful.


Creature Teacher Cover by Mark NagataGraveyard School recaps: Recap #240: Graveyard School Final 2 Countdown: #20 – Creature Teacher by Tom B. Stone (Jude Deluca on 17 Sep 2019)
Jude recaps the penultimate Graveyard School book, Creature Teacher by Tom B. Stone and no one is ready to say good-bye to this series. #resurrectgraveyardschool2019
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One Day at HorrorLand Cover by Tim JacobusGoosebumps Recaps: Recap #239: Goosebumps #16: One Day at HorrorLand by R.L. Stine (Jude Deluca on 12 Sep 2019)
Jude recaps Goosebumps 16: One Day at HorrorLand by R.L. Stine.
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Fright Camp Cover by Tim JacobusGoosebumps Recaps: Recap #235: Goosebumps Series 2000 #8: Fright Camp by R.L. Stine (Jude Deluca on 13 Aug 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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Scream Around the Campfire Cover by Mark NagataGraveyard School recaps: Recap #234: Graveyard School Final Four Countdown: #24 – Scream Around The Campfire by Tom B. Stone (Jude Deluca on 6 Aug 2019)
Jude recaps Graveyard School 24: Scream Around The Campfire by Tom B. Stone. Time shenanigans! Monsters! Campfire tales coming true! It's amazing, ridiculous fun.
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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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Graveyard School #16 - Don't Tell MummyGraveyard School recaps: Recap #218: Graveyard School #16: Don’t Tell Mummy by Tom B. Stone (Jude Deluca on 30 Apr 2019)
Jude recaps Graveyard School 16: Don't Tell Mummy by Tom B. Stone. Don't get wrapped up in whether or not the details make sense.
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Santa who?Other Recaps: Recap #206: Scary Godmother: Holiday Spooktakular by Jill Thompson (Jude Deluca on 12 Jan 2019)
Jude recaps Scary Godmother: Holiday Spooktacular by Jill Thompson and is both adorable and a lot of fun to read.
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Na-na-na-na BATMANGoosebumps Recaps: Recap #205: Give Yourself Goosebumps #3: Trapped in Bat Wing Hall by R.L. Stine (Jude Deluca on 8 Jan 2019)
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.
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Goosebumps Recaps: Recap #203: Goosebumps #61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine (Jude Deluca on 29 Dec 2018)
Jude recaps Goosebumps 61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine
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A gift from Becka's BBFFFear Street Recaps: Recap #201: Fear Street #17: The Best Friend by R.L. Stine (Jude Deluca on 18 Dec 2018)
Title: Fear Street #17 – The Best Friend, a.k.a “Baby’s First Fear Street” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Bill Schmidt Tagline: Sometimes friendship can be murder…. Summary: Best friends… to the end! Who is Honey Perkins? She’s been telling everyone in Shadyside that she’s Becka Norwood’s best friend. But Becka’s sure she’s never met Honey […]
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Other Recaps: Recap #200: Jingle Belle: Grounded by Paul Dini and Stephanie Gladden (Jude Deluca on 5 Dec 2018)
Title: Jingle Belle – Grounded Writer: Paul Dini Line Art and Cover: Stephanie Gladden Colors: Felix Serrano Letterer: Troy Peteri Editor: Rob Levin Summary: A fan favorite holiday character returns! When Jing again breaks her parents rules, she is forced to spend Christmas Eve GROUNDED. But when Santa is also caught in a lie, he has to share the same punishment! Neither […]
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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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Other Recaps: Recap #193: Quiet House by Norman Prentiss (Jude Deluca on 8 Nov 2018)
Title: Quiet House, a Halloween short story, a.k.a. “That Got Dark REALLY Fast” Author: Norman Prentiss Cover Artist: N/A Tagline: N/A Summary: On October 29, the Halloween decorations disappeared from the Myrick lawn. Instead, an official sign appeared at the edge of the property: “Quiet Zone: Death in the Family.” This year, Jeremy would finally be […]
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Graveyard School recaps: Recap #187: Graveyard School #11: April Ghouls’ Day by Tom B. Stone (Jude Deluca on 10 Oct 2018)
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 […]
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After the Hole by Guy BurtOther Recaps: Recap #182: After the Hole by Guy Burt (Dove on 22 Sep 2018)
Dove recaps After the Hole by Guy Burt, and after fifteen years still isn't really sure what happened down there
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The original cover by Tim JacobusGoosebumps Recaps: Recap #178: Goosebumps #33: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by R.L. Stine (Jude Deluca on 31 Aug 2018)
Title: Goosebumps #33 – The Horror at Camp Jellyjam, a.k.a. “R.L. <3’s H.P.” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: Tennis… canoeing… monsters, anyone? Summary: Sometimes, Winning Is Everything! Swimming, basketball, roller hockey, King Jellyjam’s Sports Camp has it all. Too bad Wendy isn’t a sports freak like her brother, Elliot. But how excited […]
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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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Diane Hoh Nightmare Hall 7: Sorority SisterNightmare Hall recaps: Recap #140: Nightmare Hall #10: Sorority Sister by Diane Hoh (Dade on 19 Mar 2018)
Title: Nightmare Hall #10: Sorority Sister by Diane Hoh Summary: When Maxie McKeon pledges Omega Phi Delta, she figures she’s got it made. She loves her new sisters. And everyone knows Omegas throw the best parties and go out with the cutest guys. But someone on campus isn’t crazy about the sorority. That person is […]
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Nightmare Hall recaps: Recap #112: Nightmare Hall #7: Pretty Please by Diane Hoh (Dade on 4 Dec 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 […]
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