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They promised to tingle our spines and chill our bones… and as pre-teen bookworms, we loved them.

We remember the Point Horror franchise with nostalgic fondness as one of our earliest guilty pleasures. Join me as I wallow in that pleasure again…

I am rediscovering the entire Point Horror oeuvre, from old favourites to those I missed the first time, rating each one for their ability to entertain and scare me. It is both a celebration of the franchise, and an attempt to work out what made me so obsessed with these books.

Check out my latest discoveries, below.

Latest from the Blog

Prom Date

By Diane Hoh. Every year, the girls of Toomey High flock to Quartet to buy their prom gowns, designed by the boutique’s owner, Adrienne Dunne. But Adrienne’s only daughter, Margaret, has no need for a dress; she isn’t planning on attending her own senior prom. Throughout high school, Margaret has gone on the occasional date, […]

Silent Witness

By Carol Ellis. The unexpected death of Lucy’s close friend and next-door neighbour, Allan, hits her hard. It takes her a while to fulfil her promise to Allan’s mum, to distribute a box of his things amongst their circle of friends. Lucy’s best friend Jenny takes a couple of CDs, studious Robert gets a Michael […]

The Waitress

By Sinclair Smith. Paula has blagged her way into a job at Trixie’s Dog House diner, despite never having waitressed before. But she has a lot more on her plate than just learning the ropes of fast-food service. She’s failing English due to a daydreaming affliction; she’s made no friends since moving schools part way […]

Check out my husband, Bobby’s Movie Diary to find out what he’s been watching this week.

We also do a podcast together called “The Worst Movies We Own” which is available via Spotify, or here.