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Point Horror

My friends and I were obsessed with proper old Point Horrors in the late-80s. Classic, cheesy titles like Beach Party, The Boyfriend, The Babysitter, basically anything R L Stine authored based around young teenagers/kids suffering slightly horrible and decidedly creepy injuries and deaths, usually perpetrated by someone else they know.

All the more exciting when you're a teenager, for they sometimes included a little bit of raunch! I believe Point Horror have gone a bit more legit these days, but I loved these ones!


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Point Horror Last post by darren
05 January 2014

Do You Remember Point Horror?

Do You Remember Point Horror?

  • Anonymous user
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    I read a few of the Point horror series because there was a craze for them in the late 90's, early noughties. Pretty much every book is the same: usually it has a teenage female protagonist. Creepy things start to happen. There's quite often scary notes left for them. It usually turns out to be the least likely person. They always harbored some deep hatred and wanted revenge in the most drawn out way imaginable. Near the end the main character is always confronted by their tormentor. But no fear! Because someone will come and rescue them- the local sheriff, friends brother, police etc.. There's then a show down which usually leaves the the villain dead and our heroine unscathed! or sometime the villain is institutionalized, which means a sequel can be written where they escape for revenge! Basically it's a modern teenage version of Scooby Doo. How an earth R L Stine manged to write so many Babysitters books, I'll never know. Surely the poor girl involved would NEVER babysit again?!
  • Anonymous user
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    loced piont horror when i was a teen many yrs ago, me and my friend were always worried that when we got older we wouldnt like adult fiction and would always read these
  • Anonymous user
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    My friends and I used to love the point horror books, and i have a friend who keeps finding these little gems for us in charity shops, bless her! (Although i haven't actually read any yet.) They did used to scare the crap out of me when i was at school, I loved them!