• what_a_mess-kickstarter-1

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    Independently Awesome: What a Mess! Pop Up Book

    When it comes to cleanliness I consider myself to be a pretty tidy individual…whether my family and friends see me that way, though, remains to be seen. I mean, can I really help it if others lack a true appreciation for the chronological organization of my jars of belly lint or the sophisticated color classification […]

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  • Scary Stories Documentary

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    SCARY STORIES Documentary in the Works

    While Goosebumps gets a lot of attention for being THE preeminent scare series during everyone’s childhood, there’s actually another collection of books that pre-dates R.L. Stine. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, first released in 1981, consists of three books written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Based primarily on folklore and […]

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  • Goosebumps, Camp Cold Lake

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    Decapitated Dan’s Top 5 GOOSEBUMPS Covers

    [EDITOR’S NOTE: In celebration of all things Goosebumps, we’ve invited our fiendish severed head of a friend—and my co-host on Monsters & Metal Postcast‘s “What’s Crackle’n” segment—Decapitated Dan to join us all October long! In this piece, Dan takes a look at five of creepiest covers from the Goosebumps franchise to see how well these […]

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  • The Secret Diary Of Laura Palmer

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    SKCOLASTIC: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

    In its original airing, Twin Peaks gripped viewers in a way that not many TV series are capable of. How else do you explain the cult success it’s achieved today? Thanks to a well-written “whodunit” hook and unique casting choices, David Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost proved to be masters at creating suspense. At the […]

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  • John Dies At The End - David Wong

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    S.K.Colastic Reading: John Dies At The End

    Every now and then, I pick up a book that engages me almost to a point of addiction. You know the feeling—a story so entertaining that you won’t, sorry, can’t put it down. John Dies at the End by humor writer and Cracked.com executive editor, David Wong (Jason Pargin), really raises, or rather sets, that […]

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  • Coffin Creek - Book Review

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    The Dirty Nails and Frantic Tales of COFFIN CREEK [Review]

    Like most kids who proudly tout the moniker of “strange,” I grew up on a healthy diet of monster movies, comic books and horror stories, many of which were accompanied by mind-altering visions of madness. One horror story book that stands out among the rest Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell’s Scary Stories To Tell In […]

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  • Lansdales's Complete Drive In book

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    S.K.Colastic Reading: The Complete Drive In

    Putting this book on the shelves of the Strange Kids Clubhouse just made everything, well, stranger. Just to warn you of what that means, let’s take a very quick crash course on the author. If H.P. Lovecraft and Mr. Miyagi’s DNA were spliced together the resulting humanoid creature would be called Joe R. Lansdale. Lansdale […]

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