trope: Red Herrings

Fairly obvious, but in Point Horror, there’s basically a neon sign above them stating “sinister as fuck”.

Diane Hoh - Last Date

Recap #145: Nightmare Hall #11: Last Date by Diane Hoh/Nola Thacker

Title: Nightmare Hall #11: Last Date by Diane Hoh Summary: A night you’ll never forget. Call me. Demi does it

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Recap #112: Nightmare Hall #7: Pretty Please by Diane Hoh

Title: Nightmare Hall #7: Pretty Please by Diane Hoh Summary: Johanna Dunn is strikingly beautiful, just like all her friends.

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cover of Diane Hoh's Scream Team, top cover is brick building with a window cutout that shows a girl in a cheerleading uniform collapsed on the floor

Recap #93: Nightmare Hall #5: The Scream Team by Diane Hoh

Title: The Scream Team by Diane Hoh Summary: Delle has always been a cheerleader. And so she wants more than

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cover of The Roommate, with a girl standing in front of a window staring in horror at something offscreen

Recap #71: Nightmare Hall #2: The Roommate by Diane Hoh/Nola Thacker

Title: Nightmare Hall #2: The Roommate Summary: Four roommates share a suite in the Quad. Danni is beautiful and perfect,

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The Accident by Diane Hoh

Recap #50: The Accident by Diane Hoh

Dove recaps the Point Horror staple, The Accident by Diane Hoh, where a nice girl swaps places with a ghost and, shocker, that turns out to be a Very. Bad. Idea.

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The Invitation by Diane Hoh

Recap #45: The Invitation by Diane Hoh

Dove recaps The Invitation by Diane Hoh where a bunch of unfortunates are invited to the coolest party of the year… as the victims. It’s like The Purge, only less happens and nobody cares.

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The Stalker by Carol Ellis

Recap #34: The Stalker by Carol Ellis

Dove recaps The Stalker by Carol Ellis, which feels like a paint-by-numbers Point Horror. Bad things happen to a nice girl. Business as usual.

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The Waitress by Sinclair Smith

Recap #33: The Waitress by Sinclair Smith

Title: The Waitress by Sinclair Smith Summary: The food is great. The service is deadly. Dying for a good meal?

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My Secret Admirer by Carol Ellis

Recap #32: My Secret Admirer by Carol Ellis

Dove recaps My Secret Admirer by Carol Ellis with is probably the tropiest of all the Point Horrors, but has a good lead character and a cool setting.

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Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Recap #30: Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Dove recaps Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick and has to resort to bullet points, as this book has a lot going on, most of which is silly, pointless, or offensive.

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The Mall by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Recap #20: The Mall by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Dove recaps The Mall by Richie Tankersley Cusick, which is literally the best and worst thing Cusick has ever written. This causes Dove to explode with rage. Several times.

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The Witness by R. L. Stine

Recap #19: The Witness by R.L. Stine

Title: The Witness Summary: This summer’s going to be a real killer… Sand, surf sun… Roxie lives for the summer

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