Tales Of Point Horror Book Club


Do you remember the Point Horror book series from the 90’s? 

Point Horror was a series of young adult horror books which, after being published in the US under the Point banner, were launched in the UK around 1991 by Scholastic (you can find out more about this here ).

With the famous Point Horror banner on every book, memorable titles and covers, often female leads, hot jock dudes, suspicious best friends, questionable fashion choices, missing parents and of course…..plenty of murder!

Basically this sums up my teenage years perfectly! I used to rush to the shops every weekend, make my purchase and sit for the whole weekend reading.

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#PointHorrorBookClub was created by author Juno Dawson in 2013. Juno announced in 2015 that she was no longer able to carry on so, with her blessing, I took over the reins.

So why not grab a copy and join in with #PointHorrorBookClub

Are the Point Horror books we loved as a teenager still our favourites on a re-read? Have they not stood the test of time?  After a hit of nostalgia? Or are you new to Point Horror and want to see what its all about?

Let’s find out………..

Use the #PointHorrorBookClub on Twitter on Instagram, follow PHBC on Instagram @talespointhorrorbookclub or even follow me @chelleytoy … lets have a good old Point Horror chat!


Click on any of the book or guest post features below to take you to the posts!

But …..

Beware…….Spoilers Ahead

#PointHorrorBookClub



A Bates

Q & A

The Dead Game

A Bates

1994

Someone is playing for keeps.

Memorable For – A “hit” list



Freeze Tag

Caroline B Cooney

1993

Cold hands…evil heart.

Memorable For – Frozen but Point Horror Styley!



My Secret Admirer

Carol Ellis

1991

He was crazy about Jenny. Crazy enough to kill her.

Memorable For – Creepy phonecall stalker

The Window

Carol Ellis

1993

She’s seen the killer. Has the killer seen her?

Memorable For – Basically Rear Window for the Point Horror generation…with snow and ski slopes!



The Invitation

Diane Hoh

1992

A party like no other…..

Memorable For – A people hunt

The Accident

Diane Hoh

1992

She has returned. From the dead…

Memorable For – Ghostly apparitions and body swaps!

The Fever

Diane Hoh

1993

Try to stay cool…because fever kills.

Memorable For – Creepy hospital – check, attacks on the teens – check, runaway wheelchair – you bet ya!

Nightmare Hall – The Roommate

Diane Hoh

1994

Where college is a scream.

Memorable For – Dodgy suspicious roommates

Prom Date

Diane Hoh

1997

She’d kill for a date…

Memorable For –



Peter Lerangis

Q & A

Drivers Dead

Peter Lerangis

1996

A crash course…in murder.

Memorable For – Ghostly cars and hunted lockets!


Hide And Seek

Jane McFann

1997

It isn’t a game any more. It never was….

Memorable For – Not your typical Point Horror



The Boy Next Door

Sinclair Smith

1996

He’s too close for comfort….

Memorable For – Good girl gone bad by the boy living next door.. or is he?

Double Date

Sinclair Smith

1998

Dating can be deadly.

Memorable For – Pranks in a 1920’s hunting lodge complete with moose head!



Beach Party

R L Stine

1991

Some come to party. Some come to die.

Memorable For –

The Baby-Sitter

R L Stine

1991

Every step she takes, he’ll be watching.

Memorable For – Classic babysitter stalking!

The Boyfriend

R L Stine

1992

Her boyfriends back….from the grave

Memorable For – Potential zombie boyf back from the dead!

The Snowman

R L Stine

1992

A cold-blooded killer.

Memorable For –

The Baby-Sitter II

R L Stine

1992

Knock, knock, Who’s there?…Don’t ask.

Memorable For – Classic babysitter stalking part 2!

Hit And Run

R L Stine

1993

Look before you leap.

Memorable For – I Know What You Did Last Summer with a few more plot holes and before they cast Sarah Michelle Geller!

Beach House

R L Stine

1993

Don’t go near the water.

Memorable For – Time travel and murder!

The Hitchhiker

R L Stine

1993

Don’t stop now.

Memorable For – PHIRANAS!

Call Waiting

R L Stine

1994

Don’t pick up the phone….

Memorable For –

Halloween Night

R L Stine

1994

This party is a killer….

Memorable For – Halloween, house parties, revenge and murder!

Halloween Night II

R L Stine

1995

Tricks, treats and…death.

Memorable For –



Richie Tankersley Cusick Q&A

Teachers Pet

Richie Tankersley Cusick

1991

Look what the cat dragged in.

Memorable For – A remote writer retreat/camp in the woods.

The Mall

Richie Tankersley Cusick

1995

Shop till you drop….dead.

Memorable For –

Fatal Secrets

Richie Tankersley Cusick

1995

Skating on thin ice….

Memorable For –


Use the #PointHorrorBookClub on Twitter on Instagram, follow PHBC on Instagram @talespointhorrorbookclub or even follow me @chelleytoy … lets have a good old Point Horror chat!

#PointHorrorBookClub …… see you there!

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38 Responses

  1. nbunga0@gmail.com' Nick

    March 23, 2017 9:54 am

    Do you know a book with the title “I saw you that night” by RL Stine? Is that include point horror book?

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    • talesofyesterday@live.co.uk' Chelley Toy

      March 26, 2017 6:01 pm

      Hi Nick. I do know of this book! I think it was pre what we would class at Point or Point Horror, but I have seen it included under lists under the Point banner. The earlier the book the harder it seems to be able to pin down if it was part of the series especially as some countries had different books published under the Point Horror banner than for example England. I am trying to put a list together at the moment so if you have any ideas do let me know!

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  2. hanna.butler@hotmail.co.uk' Hanna Butler

    May 20, 2020 6:42 pm

    About 10 years ago, I started a mission to collect every book published under the “Point Horror” brand. I’ve picked this up again during lockdown. I now have over 150 and still going!

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    • talesofyesterday@live.co.uk' Chelley Toy

      January 17, 2021 4:35 pm

      Wow! What ones do you collect? I have been collecting the UK Point Horror collection for a few years now after losing my originals a few years before. I think I am 1 or 1 books off the whole collection of these now

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  3. johan@hotmail.com' Johan Beever

    May 28, 2020 4:51 am

    I Saw You That Night is actually titled ‘The Witness’ in the UK so yes it is a Point Horror book.

    Reply

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