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2nd Jan '18 3:24:40 AM Tightwire
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* FateWorseThanDeath: In "Something to Read" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'', [[{{Bookworm}} Annabel]] is accidentally drowned by her classmates. Once she gets over the shock, she thinks that it could be great, but then discovers that [[spoiler:she cannot physically move things, such as the pages of a book. So she has all the books in the world, but must wait and read over people's shoulders - which she hates doing.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: In "Something to Read" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'', [[{{Bookworm}} Annabel]] is accidentally drowned by her classmates. Once she gets over the shock, she thinks that it could be great, but then discovers that [[spoiler:she cannot physically move things, touch anything, such as the pages of a book. So she has all the books in the world, but must wait and read over people's shoulders - which she hates doing.cannot enjoy them.]]



* HauntedHouse: Several.
** Martha lives in one in ''Trick or Treat''. Or at least, she believes it to be haunted -- [[spoiler:it is really a jealous friend of hers (Wynn) doing all the freaky things.]]

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* HauntedHouse: Several.
** Martha lives in one in ''Trick or Treat''. Or at least, she believes it
The series uses supernatural creatures like ghosts, vampires and demons as well as serial killers to be haunted -- [[spoiler:it is really a jealous friend of hers (Wynn) doing all the freaky things.]]create fear.
2nd Jan '18 3:20:59 AM Tightwire
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* WickedStepmother: Laura's stepmother Sally in "The Piano" from ''13 More Tales of Horror''. She pushes her stepdaughter to practice the piano constantly. Laura is not too saddened when [[spoiler:her piano]] causes Sally's death, thereby freeing her from oppression. However, the piano doesn't like it when she doesn't practice... [[spoiler: and it killed her grandmother for trying to get away from it]].

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* WickedStepmother: Laura's stepmother Sally in "The Piano" from ''13 More Tales of Horror''. She pushes her stepdaughter to practice the piano constantly. Laura is not too saddened when [[spoiler:her piano]] causes Sally's death, thereby freeing her from oppression. However, the piano doesn't like it when she doesn't practice... [[spoiler: and it killed her grandmother for trying to get away from it]].
2nd Jan '18 3:20:10 AM Tightwire
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* LivingToys: "Softies" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'' takes place in an [[AlternateUniverse alternative universe]] in which each human has a living toy friend called a 'companion'. The problem is, the companions are [[spoiler:angry and secretly planning an uprising against their owners.]]

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* LivingToys: "Softies" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'' takes place in an [[AlternateUniverse alternative universe]] AlternateUniverse in which each human has a living toy friend called a 'companion'. The problem is, the companions are [[spoiler:angry and secretly planning an uprising against their owners.]]
19th Aug '17 2:35:09 AM Tightwire
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* WickedStepmother: Laura's stepmother Sally in "The Piano" from ''13 More Tales of Horror''. She pushes her stepdaughter to practice the piano constantly. Laura is not too saddened when [[spoiler:her piano]] causes Sally's death, thereby freeing her from oppression.

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* WickedStepmother: Laura's stepmother Sally in "The Piano" from ''13 More Tales of Horror''. She pushes her stepdaughter to practice the piano constantly. Laura is not too saddened when [[spoiler:her piano]] causes Sally's death, thereby freeing her from oppression. However, the piano doesn't like it when she doesn't practice... [[spoiler: and it killed her grandmother for trying to get away from it]].
19th Aug '17 2:31:36 AM Tightwire
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* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: In "The Ring" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'', Kate acquires a cursed ring that enables her to read the minds of everyone around her and is soon driven insane when she discovers how much her family and 'friends' really despise her. [[spoiler: In the ending, the ring returns to TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday where Kate bought it, and is purchased by a woman whose husband is about to kill her to claim on the insurance. When the original victim reads the minds of her three-year-old half-brothers, she hears that they love her. So, perhaps the ring wasn't that evil and everyone really did hate her.]]
* MixAndMatchCritters: The skoffins are a (theoretically impossible) mixture of a male fox father and a female cat mother in "The Cat-Dogs" from ''13 More Tales of Horror''.

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* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: In "The Ring" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'', Kate acquires a cursed ring that enables her to read the minds of everyone around her and is soon driven insane when she discovers how much her hears the thoughts of friends and family and 'friends' really despise who don't like her. [[spoiler: In the ending, the ring returns to TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday where Kate bought it, and is purchased by a woman whose husband is about to kill her to claim on the insurance. When the original victim reads the minds of her three-year-old half-brothers, she hears that they love her. So, perhaps So while the ring wasn't that evil is cursed, it isn't in itself technically malicious - and everyone really did hate her.]]
we keep our thoughts to ourselves for good reason.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The skoffins are a (theoretically impossible) mixture of a male fox father and a female cat mother in "The Cat-Dogs" from ''13 More Tales of Horror''. And they're as mean as both put together.
19th Aug '17 2:24:20 AM Tightwire
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* FateWorseThanDeath: In "Something to Read" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'', [[{{Bookworm}} Annabel]] is accidentally drowned by her classmates. She is not so worried about this, since she knows that now she will have all the time in the world to explore any book she wants. However, she discovers that [[spoiler:she cannot physically move things, such as the pages of a book. So she has all the books in the world, but must wait and read over people's shoulders.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: In "Something to Read" from ''13 More Tales of Horror'', [[{{Bookworm}} Annabel]] is accidentally drowned by her classmates. She is not so worried about this, since Once she knows gets over the shock, she thinks that now she will have all the time in the world to explore any book she wants. However, she it could be great, but then discovers that [[spoiler:she cannot physically move things, such as the pages of a book. So she has all the books in the world, but must wait and read over people's shoulders.shoulders - which she hates doing.]]
8th Jul '17 9:06:02 AM nombretomado
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The original ''Point Horror'' series lasted from 1986 to 2005, and it is said on TheOtherWiki that it plans to relaunch in 2013, with new titles.

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The original ''Point Horror'' series lasted from 1986 to 2005, and it is said on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki that it plans to relaunch in 2013, with new titles.
3rd Jan '17 10:30:27 PM Xtifr
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'''''Point Horror''''' was a [[LongRunner long-running]] [[TheEighties 1980s]]/[[TheNineties 1990s]]/[[TheNoughties Early 2000s]] series of horror novels, similar to the likes of ''{{Literature/Goosebumps}}'' (some books having even been written by the same author, R.L. Stine) but aimed at a slightly older teenage/young adult audience. Authors that published under the ''Point Horror'' label include the aforementioned R.L. Stine, Diane Hoh, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Creator/ChristopherPike, and Caroline B. Cooney.

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'''''Point Horror''''' ''Point Horror'' was a [[LongRunner long-running]] [[TheEighties 1980s]]/[[TheNineties 1990s]]/[[TheNoughties Early 2000s]] series of horror novels, similar to the likes of ''{{Literature/Goosebumps}}'' (some books having even been written by the same author, R.L. Stine) but aimed at a slightly older teenage/young adult audience. Authors that published under the ''Point Horror'' label include the aforementioned R.L. Stine, Diane Hoh, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Creator/ChristopherPike, and Caroline B. Cooney.
20th Feb '16 6:02:43 PM talltalltree
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** In ''J.R.E. Ponsford'' in the same book, a boy is being bullied at his boarding school; so he re-animates the corpse of a former star cricket player at the school, who beats the bullies with a cricket bat, killing or severely maiming them (it's not clear which.) Lampshaded when the boy's mother is called into the school and admits it was a tad excessive of her son's "friend" to do this.
23rd Jun '15 4:30:56 PM calmestofdoves
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* RearWindowHomage: ''The Window'' is about a girl who sprains her ankle on a ski trip and gets sucked into a murder mystery when she starts spying out her window with binoculars.
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