trope: He's dead! He's dead! HE'S FUCKING DEAD! ... oh wait he survived

Where the story tries to convince us that there really is a body count, only to later reveal the victim only sustained minor injuries.

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 #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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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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Flatliners (1990)

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 #270: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Title: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Summary: A high school senior class trip turns into Murder Party

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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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Welcome to Dead House Cover by Tim Jacobus

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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cover of Nightmare Hall Book of Horrors by Diane Hoh

Recap #258: Nightmare Hall #16: Book of Horrors by Diane Hoh

Wing recaps Nightmare Hall 16: Book of Horrors by Diane Hoh. Gaslighting for everyone! Crazy = Dangerous! Birds are Friends (Not Saviours).

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Be Afraid Be Very Afraid Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #253: Goosebumps Series 2000 #20: Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid! by R.L. Stine

Jude recaps Goosebumps Series 2000 20: Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid! by R.L. Stine. Needs more #werewolves, but the twisty storytelling is surprisingly great.

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Night of the Werewolf Cover by Bill Schmidt

Recap #252: Choose Your Own Nightmare #1: Night of the Werewolf by Edward Packard

Title: Choose Your Own Nightmare #1 – Night of the Werewolf, a.k.a. “The Wacky Witchy Werewolf War” Author: Edward Packard

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Nocturnal Letters

Recap #250: Nocturnal Letters by Ms-Bowser

Title: Nocturnal Letters, a.k.a. “Night of the Nasty Notes” Developer/Author: Ms-Bowser Summary: A scary/creepy point-and-click adventure game. Very plot-driven. You

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Christmas Terror Tales Cover by J.T. Molloy

Recap #248: Christmas Terror Tales by Kevin Folliard and J.T. Molloy

Title: Christmas Terror Tales Author: Kevin Folliard Artist: J.T. Molloy Tagline: Stories To Enjoy From October Through December Summary: You’d

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Skinwalkers cover

Recap #241: Skinwalkers (2006)

Wing recaps Skinwalkers (2006) and THEY’RE WEREWOLVES NOT SKINWALKERS WTF. Also: plot holes, unsurprising plot twists, great bat comments, and Wing goes off on a sexualized female werewolf tanget.

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One Day at HorrorLand Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #239: Goosebumps #16: One Day at HorrorLand by R.L. Stine

Jude recaps Goosebumps 16: One Day at HorrorLand by R.L. Stine.

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Graveyard School #25: Escape from Vampire Park Cover by Mark Nagata

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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