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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

The Stalker

By Carol Ellis. Janna is spending the summer before she starts college on a bi-state tour of Grease with a regional theatre company. Janna loves performing, but someone loves watching her even more. It starts with red roses and anonymous notes, then phone calls, and soon she feels like she’s being watched all the time. Roommates Toni […]

Driver’s Dead

By Peter Lerangis. Kirsten Wilkes is a hopeless driver; every Driver’s Ed lesson ends with Mr Busk yelling at her. There’s no way she’ll pass his class. If she still lived in Manhattan, it wouldn’t be an issue. But her family has just moved to Long Island, and a car is apparently a must-have for […]

Sweet Sixteen

By Francesca Jeffries. Just before they turn thirteen, cousins Leslie and Trish have their fortunes read by their grandmother’s weird friend, Mrs Kashmer. The outlook is ominous: both girls will encounter grave trouble before their sixteenth birthdays. Before they can find out more, the reading is interrupted by the sudden death of Granny Barrows. Three […]

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.