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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


By Sinclair Smith. A girl wakes up in hospital with a sore ankle and no memory of who she is. Her sister, Marta, shows up, giving her a name – Alicia Taylor – and takes her home where she reveals that their parents died in the same car accident that caused Alicia’s amnesia. Back at […]

The Mall

By Richie Tankersley Cusick. There are pros and cons to Trish’s new job at the mall. On the plus side, she’s working near her best friends, twins Nita and Imogene. And from her vantage point at the counter of Muffin-Mania, she can sneak glances at sexy Storm Reynolds working across the food court at Pizza […]

Night School

By Caroline B. Cooney. Mariah lives inside her own head: in a world where she’s adored by Andrew (who rarely speaks to her) and part of the teen-royalty clique of Julie-Brooke-Autumn-Danielle (who barely acknowledge she exists). When she sees Andrew sign up for an unidentified ‘Night Class’ it seems the ideal opportunity to finally get […]

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.