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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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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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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 #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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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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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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Goosebumps: Chicken Chicken Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #249: Goosebumps #53: Chicken Chicken by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps #53 – Chicken Chicken, a.k.a. “The Clucking” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: It’s a finger

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All Hallow's Eve Cover

Recap #243: All Hallow’s Eve by Mitchell Perkins, John B. Lang, and Vickie Williams

Jude recaps All Hallow’s Eve by Mitchell Perkins, John B. Lang, and Vickie Williams.

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Fright Camp Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #235: Goosebumps Series 2000 #8: Fright Camp by R.L. Stine

Jude recaps Goosebumps Series 2000 88: Fright Camp by R.L. Stine. It’s like the Cavern of No Return Night of the June Bugs Holds the Prisoners of the Vampire King Dr. Cruel.

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Recap #234: Graveyard School Final Four Countdown: #24 – Scream Around The Campfire by Tom B. Stone

Jude recaps Graveyard School 24: Scream Around The Campfire by Tom B. Stone. Time shenanigans! Monsters! Campfire tales coming true! It’s amazing, ridiculous fun.

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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 #225: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #8: Weekend at Poison Lake by R.L. Stine

Jude recaps Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition 8: Weekend at Poison Lake by R.L. Stine. So much poisoned water, so little time.

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Recap #219: The Witching Hour #1

Jude recaps The Witching Hour 1.

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GHOUL evening, boils and goops

Recap #217: Short And Shivery by Robert D. San Souci – Part 2

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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Na-na-na-na BATMAN

Recap #205: Give Yourself Goosebumps #3: Trapped in Bat Wing Hall by R.L. Stine

Jude recaps Give Yourself Goosebumps 3: Trapped in Bat Wing Hall by R.L. Stine and it’s two stories for the price of one. Two delightful, kind of charming stories. Good job, Stine.

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Recap #202: Graveyard School #14: The Tragic School Bus by Tom B. Stone

Title: Graveyard School #14 – The Tragic School Bus, a.k.a. “Skip Wolfson in: ‘Screaming Yellow Honkers’” Author: Tom B. Stone,

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Friday the 13th The Final Chapter

Recap #137: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Title: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (aka Part IV) Summary: After being mortally wounded and taken to the

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Recap #115: Friday the 13th, Part III 3D

Title: Friday the 13th Part III-3D (Out of eleventy-billion, am I right?) [Wing: Pretty much.] Summary: A carefree summer becomes a

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