trope: pointless foreshadowing for fun and profit

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

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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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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We Wish You A Scary Christmas Cover

Recap #251: Spinetinglers #16: We Wish You A Scary Christmas by M.T. Coffin

Title: Spinetinglers #16 – We Wish You A Scary Christmas, a.k.a. “I’ve Got Santa In My Basement” Author: M.T. Coffin,

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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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Tales for the Midnight Hour Original Cover

Recap #247: Tales For The Midnight Hour by J.B. Stamper Part Two

Jude recaps Tales For The Midnight Hour by J.B. Stamper Part Two and somehow spends most of the time bored. Way to fail, Stamper.

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Cover for Nightmare Hall 14 - The Initiation by Diane Hoh

Recap #246: Nightmare Hall 14: The Initiation by Diane Hoh

Wing recaps Nightmare Hall 14: The Initiation by Diane Hoh and wants to punch the protagonist in the mouth. A lot. BECAUSE SHE WON’T STOP LYING TO PEOPLE WTF.

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Graveyard School #28: The Spider Beside Her Cover by Mark Nagata

Recap #245: The Last Graveyard School Recap: #28 – The Spider Beside Her by Tom B. Stone

Jude recaps Graveyard School Recap: 28 – The Spider Beside Her by Tom B. Stone, and somehow, despite her terror, Wing enjoys it.

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Goosebumps Series 2000: Headless Halloween Cover Art by Tim Jacobus

Recap #244: Goosebumps Series 2000 #10: Headless Halloween by R.L. Stine

Title: Goosebumps Series 2000 #10 – Headless Halloween, a.k.a. “Brandon Did A Bad, Bad Thing” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist:

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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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Fillmore Title Card

Recap #242: Halloween Extravaganza – Fillmore!: Episode #21, “The Unseen Reflection”

Jude recaps Fillmore!: Episode 21, “The Unseen Reflection” and he and Wing go off on a long discussion of fandom and the interactions between fans and creators.

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