trope: Dun-Dun-DUNNNNN!

Cliffhanger endings of chapters for no reason other than to build false tension and piss Dove and Wing the hell off.

An American Werewolf in London Theatrical Poster

Recap #288: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

bat recaps An American Werewolf in London and the special effects plus the use of tropes (or what would later become tropes) are wonderful.

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Rilo Buru's Summer Vacation Cover Art

Recap #287: Halfmas Special – Strange Matter #31: Rilo Buru’s Summer Vacation by Engle & Barnes

Title: Strange Matter #31 – Rilo Buru’s Summer Vacation, a.k.a. “A Summer Buru” Authors: Johnny Ray Barnes Jr. and Marty

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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 #284: Rumic Theater: To Grandmother’s House We Go by Rumiko Takahashi

Jude (@judedeluca) recaps Rumic Theater: To Grandmother’s House We Go by Rumiko Takahashi (which doesn’t have nearly enough werewolves with that title).

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Recap #283: Ghosts of Fear Street #25: Halloween Bugs Me! by Barbara Joyce

Title: Ghosts of Fear Street #25 – Halloween Bugs Me! a.k.a. “It’s always ‘Greg, Greg, Greg!’” Author: Barbara Joyce Cover

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Recap #279: Social Distance Snarking: My Demon Lover (1987)

Title: My Demon Lover (1987) Summary: A homeless street musician becomes a demon when sexually aroused. (THIS IS THE LITERAL SYNOPSIS!

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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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Trick or Trapped Cover Art

Recap #277: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #7: Trick or… Trapped! by R.L. Stine

Title: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #7 – Trick or… Trapped!, a.k.a. “A Thing’s Pumpkin Soup” Author: R.L. Stine Cover

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Return to HorrorLand Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #276: Goosebumps Series 2000 #13: Return to Horrorland by R.L. Stine

Jude recaps Goosebumps Series 2000 13: Return to Horrorland by R.L. Stine and, as always, people choose to return to a place where they nearly died. WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING.

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Recap #274: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #6 by Alan Grant and Barry Kitson

Title: Batman Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #6 – “Executioner” Plot: Alan Grant and Barry Kitson Script: Alan Grant

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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 #268: Chopping Mall (1986)

Social Distance Snarking Title: Chopping Mall (1986) Summary: Sexy after-hours party held by employees in a goddamn mall is interrupted

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Return to Ghost Camp Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #267: Goosebumps Series 2000 #19: Return to Ghost Camp by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps Series 2000 #19 – Return to Ghost Camp, a.k.a. “Everybody Loves Ari” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim

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Say Cheese And Die Cover Artwork by Tim Jacobus

Recap #266: Goosebumps #4: Say Cheese And Die! by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps #4 – Say Cheese And Die!, a.k.a. “Greg Banks Won’t Eat His Cereal” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist:

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Recap #265: Even More Short & Shivery by Robert D. San Soucci – Part One

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 #262: Goosebumps #1: Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps #1 – “Welcome to Dead House” a.k.a. “They’re Coming To Get You, Amanda!” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist:

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The Rich Girl Cover by Bill Schmidt

Recap #261: Fear Street #44: The Rich Girl by R.L. Stine

Title: Fear Street #44 – The Rich Girl, a.k.a. “Capitalism Stinks!” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Bill Schmidt Tagline: Would

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Recap #260: Nightmare Hall #15: Truth or Die by Diane Hoh/Nola Thacker

  Title: Nightmare Hall #15 Truth or Die Author: Diane Hoh (Nola Thacker) Summary: It begins as a game. When

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