trope: pointless foreshadowing for fun and profit

What it says on the tin. Foreshadowing that is pointless.

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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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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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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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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Even More Short & Shivery Cover

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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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 #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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Even More Short & Shivery Cover

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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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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Nightmare Hall Truth or Die cover

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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Constellations That Sing Of Death Cover by Yoko Matsumoto

Recap #255: The Castle by Yoko Matsumoto

Title: The Castle, or The Mansion of Time Creator: Yoko Matsumoto Scanner/Translator: Luchs Editor: Tama-Neko Summary: A young girl has

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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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