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“Oh, gee! You mean Billy-Bob has the exact information we need? What are the odds?”

Recap #309: Fear Street: The Vampire Club by R.L. Stine

Title: Fear Street – The Vampire Club, a.k.a. “Goodnight Kiss 3 – The Legend of April’s Gold” Author: R.L. Stine

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Recap #308: Strange Matter #1: No Substitutions by Marty M Engle

Title: Strange Matter #1 – No Substitutions, a.k.a. “Fairfield Nights: The Ballad of STACY CALHOUN” Author: Marty M. Engle Summary:

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Recap #306: Jude’s 5 Year Pointaversary: Goosebumps Newspaper Stories by E. Sargent, R. Schnable, and D. Stein

Title: Goosebumps Newspaper Stories, a.k.a. “THOUGHT YOU WERE GONNA SNEAK PAST ME DIDN’T YA?!” Authors: Eric Sargent, Renee Schnable, Derek

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TV Guide March 15 1997

Recap #304: Jude’s Easter Casket – Goosebumps: The Homemade Monster by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps – The Homemade Monster, a.k.a. “Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Monster” Author: R.L. Stine Illustrator: Brad Weinman Tagline:

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Recap #299: Jude’s Winter Horrorfest – Fear Street: Let’s Make A Trade by R.L. Stine and Amber K. Bryant

Title: Fear Street – Let’s Make A Trade, a.k.a. “IT SHOULD’VE BEEN MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE” Authors: R.L. Stine and Amber K. Bryant

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Recap #298: Froid Dans Le Dos #15: Le Homard En Cavale

Title: Froid Dans Le Dos #15 – Le Homard En Cavale, a.k.a. “Bone Chillers #??? – Here Comes Sandy Claws”

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Recap #297: Jude’s Stocking Stuffers – Goosebumps: Something Fishy ~ Illustrated Edition by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps – Something Fishy, a.k.a. “Super Eric 64: Secret Aquarium” Author: R.L. Stine Illustrator: Frederic Rebena Summary: A boy

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Recap #293: Bad Moon (1996)

Title: Bad Moon (1996) Summary: After being bitten by a werewolf in the jungle, Ted looks for a cure. His

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Recap #291: Rock’N’Roll Nightmare (1987)

Title: Rock’N’Roll Nightmare (1987) Summary: At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record

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Even More Short & Shivery Cover

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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Rumic Theater One or Double Cover

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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Halloween Bugs Me Cover Art

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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Poster for My Demon Lover (1987)

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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Even More Short & Shivery Cover

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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LOTDK Annual #6 Cover

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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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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