trope: Cheer on the killer

Because the protagonist is such an insufferable wretch that you can’t help but side with anyone who wants him or her dead.

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Recap #286: Even More Short & Shivery by Robert D. San Souci – Part 5

Title: Even More Short & Shivery Author/Editor/Reteller: Robert D. San Souci Illustrator: Jacqueline Roberts Tagline: Thirty Spine-Tingling Tales Summary: Thirty

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Recap # 278: Even More Short & Shivery By Robert D. San Souci – Part 4

Title: Even More Short & Shivery Author/Editor/Reteller: Robert D. San Souci Illustrator: Jacqueline Roberts Tagline: Thirty Spine-Tingling Tales Summary: Thirty

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Recap #273: Even More Short & Shivery by Robert D. San Souci – Part Two

Title: Even More Short & Shivery Author/Editor/Reteller: Robert D. San Souci Illustrator: Jacqueline Roberts Tagline: Thirty Spine-Tingling Tales Summary: Thirty

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Recap #272: Flatliners (1990)

Title: Flatliners (1990) Tagline: Some lines shouldn’t be crossed.  Summary: Third-year medical students decide to play with life and death, “flatlining” themselves

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Recap #259: Black Orchid #14 – “Glamour’s End” by Dick Foreman and Rebecca Guay

Jude recaps Black Orchid 14 – “Glamour’s End” by Dick Foreman and Rebecca Guay, and we get a deep dive into sympathising with terrible characters and monstrous women.

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Recap #247: Tales For The Midnight Hour by J.B. Stamper Part Two

Jude recaps Tales For The Midnight Hour by J.B. Stamper Part Two and somehow spends most of the time bored. Way to fail, Stamper.

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Recap #246: Nightmare Hall 14: The Initiation by Diane Hoh

Wing recaps Nightmare Hall 14: The Initiation by Diane Hoh and wants to punch the protagonist in the mouth. A lot. BECAUSE SHE WON’T STOP LYING TO PEOPLE WTF.

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Recap #237: Graveyard School Final 3 Countdown: #25 – Escape from Vampire Park by Tom B. Stone

Jude recaps Graveyard School 25 – Escape from Vampire Park by Tom B. Stone

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Recap #231: Campfire Stories #1 by Don Oriolo and Vincent Scarpelli

Jude recaps Campfire Stories 1 by Don Oriolo and Vincent Scarpelli. Urban legends by the bucketful, and it’s great.

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Recap #226: Short And Shivery by Robert D. San Souci – Part 3

Title: Short & Shivery a.k.a. “The Wide World of Horror” Author/Editor/Reteller: Robert D. San Souci Illustrator: Katherine Coville Summary: Everyone

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Recap #219: The Witching Hour #1

Jude recaps The Witching Hour 1.

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Recap #197: Bone Chillers #4: Frankenturkey by Betsy Haynes

Title: Bone Chillers #4 – Frankenturkey, a.k.a. “Help! My Turkey Is A Frankenstein” Author: Betsy Haynes Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus

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Recap #181: Deadtime Stories #10: Grandpa’s Monster Movies by A.G. Cascone

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

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Recap #176: Goosebumps #25: Attack of the Mutant by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps #25 – Attack of the Mutant, a.k.a. “Crisis of Infinite Mutants” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus

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