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Throwback Thursday (Halloween Edition): Point Horror
Thursday October 25, 2012 at 3:00 am |


Nostalgia is such a wonderful thing.  Especially when it comes to remembering all the things I used to love.  I never realized until I started looking back how important books were to me even as a child.  To think I was making decisions about what I wanted to read at such an early age is mind boggling to me.  I have always been a reader and I guess I developed a taste for mystery and horror at an early age because I remember how I loved reading books that would scare the bejesus out of me….ENTER the Point Horror Series!

Point Horror Books

Yes yes, the sinister stories of suspense and terror written to titillate the overactive imaginations of young kids!  There were several authors who wrote for and contributed to the Point Horror series.  The most popular and widely noted included Caroline B. Cooney, Richie Tankersly Cusack, Carol Ellis, Diane Hoh, Lael Littke, Christopher Pike, and R.L. Stine.  And while I remember reading ALL of these authors I was particularly enamored with everything R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike.

From the brilliantly bright titles in a chillingly blood dripping font, to the hilariously clever taglines, I enjoyed giving myself a good scare with these books.  I really cannot remember what made me pick one of these up to begin with, perhaps a suggestion from a friend?  But it took one and I was done!  I DEVOURED these books as fast as I could.

I remember saving my money and going to the bookstore to by two or three at a time.  Remember when books were 2.50?  The good ole days!  I remember spending so much time poring over the descriptions, and titles, trying to decide which ones to buy and which to save for another day.  I traded with friends, checked them out from the library, and convinced my parents to buy them for me every now and again.  They never had a problem feeding my reading addiction!

At one point I had a pretty HUGE collection of them.  Looking back, I now regret selling them off when I got too old for them.  I did however pick one up from the used bookstore this weekend for old times sake.  And in honor of the upcoming ghoulish holiday, I’ll be posting the review for my throwback read, My Secret Admirer by Carol Ellis soon.  I think I’ll go back and grab some more of these too and maybe post the review every now and again.  I can’t wait to get my hands on some old Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine books to reacquaint myself with this fun phase of my life.

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4 Responses to “Throwback Thursday (Halloween Edition): Point Horror”

  1. I read a couple of R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books but had to stop because they gave me bad dreams. Lol. I was that kid. On another note, my brother managed to buy all the seasons of ‘Are you Afraid of the Dark.’ And we’ve been watching them in all their cheesiness. I’ve been nostalgic as well. I remember thinking that my brother and I didn’t know how much fun we were having as a kids. It takes me back because we watched them together as a kid and we are revisiting them again together. He’s a lot meaner than he used to be though.

    • Jade Jade says:

      LOL. I am so jelly that you and your bro have the Are You Afraid of the Dark series. I need to look into buying those for myself. Me and my brother used to watch them together as well. I think my bro was a lot meaner to me (as a kid).

      Once he went off to college we learned to appreciate and tolerate each other MUCH better than before.

      Glad you and your bro are spending quality time together and revisiting such a great childhood show!

  2. I’m not sure I remember these but I would have been allll over it.