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Racism: business as usual

If you’re lucky enough to see a person of colour in any of these books, they’ll be stereotyped to the hilt.


Cover of The Last Vampire #8 | Thirst #4 Shadow of Death by Christopher PikeOther Recaps: Recap #236: The Last Vampire #8 | Thirst #4: The Shadow of Death by Christopher Pike (Part Three) (Wing on 15 Aug 2019)
Wing recaps The Last Vampire 8 | Thirst 4: The Shadow of Death chapters 15-21 and Sita is holding the idiot ball waaaaay too much of the time. Also: some people die.
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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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Batman The Drowned #1 Cover by Jason FabokOther Recaps: Recap #223: Batman: The Drowned #1 (Jude Deluca on 6 Jun 2019)
Jude recaps Batman: The Drowned 1 and it's all Dark Multiverse All the Time around here. Drown the world. Drown. the. World.
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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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Spellbound by Christopher PikeOther Recaps: Recap #196: Spellbound by Christopher Pike (Wing on 15 Nov 2018)
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 […]
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Last Vampire 2 Black Blood by Christopher PikeOther Recaps: Recap #132: Last Vampire #2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike (Wing on 15 Feb 2018)
Title: Last Vampire #2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike Summary: Believing that she and her partner, Ray, are the last remaining vampires, five-thousand-year-old Alisa is stunned when she learns about a series of brutal murders in the United States that can only be the work of their own kind. Tagline: The wave of death spread like a […]
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Friday the 13th movies, Let's Do It! recaps: Recap #115: Friday the 13th, Part III 3D (Virgin on 13 Dec 2017)
Title: Friday the 13th Part III-3D (Out of eleventy-billion, am I right?) [Wing: Pretty much.] Summary: A carefree summer becomes a deadly nightmare for another group of naïve counselors who choose to ignore Camp Crystal Lake’s gruesome legacy. They find themselves in a bloody game of cat-and-mouse with the maniacal Jason who stalks their every move… […]
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Point Horror Recaps: Recap #98: The Forbidden Game #2: The Chase by LJ Smith (Donna on 23 Oct 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 […]
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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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Wickedpedia by Chris Van EttenPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #63: Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten (Dove on 10 Apr 2017)
Dove recaps Wickedpedia by Chris van Etten, one of the new Point Horrors, that address the injustice of the lack of diversity of leads in PH: we need MOAR WHITE MALES. And that's probably the least shitty thing about this book. Brace yourself.
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Twins by Caroline B. CooneyPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #62: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney (Wing on 27 Mar 2017)
Title: Twins by Caroline B. Cooney Summary: Twice the evil. Twins Mary Lee and Madrigal are living double lives – with some shocking secrets Mary Lee and Madrigal are twin sisters, beautiful and deeply attached to each other. Then in high school, Mary Lee and Madrigal’s parents decide to send Mary Lee away to boarding […]
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The Coach by M C Sumner - Scan by MimiNightmares Recaps: Recap #61: Books of Blood 3: The Coach by M. C. Sumner (Dove on 13 Mar 2017)
Dove recaps Books of Blood 3: The Coach by M. C. Sumner, which is not really an accurate title, but behold EVEN MORE VAMPIRES, and they can look like anyone.
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Hall Pass by Robert HawksNightmares Recaps: Recap #52: Hall Pass by Robert Hawks (Dove on 5 Dec 2016)
Dove recaps Hall Pass by Robert Hawks, and still has no idea what it was about.
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The Stranger by Caroline B. CooneyPoint Horror Recaps: Recap #40: The Stranger by Caroline B Cooney (Dove on 29 Aug 2016)
Dove recaps The Stranger by Caroline B Cooney, which turns out to be an unexpected joy. It is basically Twilight, except the Bella character is not an energy-sucking void, and the Edward character is cursed with an *actual curse*, rather than "tragically attractive and awfully good at everything he does".
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