Piano Lessons Can Be Murder! Readers Beware, we are back for another scare. After a short break here we are with the next in line for my Goosebumps series.
Original 1993 Summary
Practice til you drop…dead
When Jerry finds a dusty old piano in the attic of his new house, his parents offer to pay for lessons. At first, taking piano seems like a cool idea. But there’s something creepy about Jerry’s piano teacher, Dr. Shreek. Something really creepy.
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS”
Back we go dear readers, into another world of fear brought about by R. L. Stine and his wicked imagination.
Original 1993 Summary
Make a Wish!
Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. She’s the laughingstock of the girls’ basketball team. And that mean, rotten Judith Bellwood is making her life miserable on and off the court. But everything’s about to change.
Sam’s met someone who can grant her three wishes. For real. Too bad Sam wasn’t careful what she wished for. Because her wishes are coming true. And they’re turning her life into a living nightmare!
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS!”
This month in Gothic Bite Magazine, I give you one of the Goosebumps Books on the list with number eight, Welcome To Camp Nightmare.
Original 1993 Summary
The food isn’t great. The counselors are a little strange. And the camp director, Uncle Al, seems sort of demented. Okay, so Billy can handle all that. But then his fellow campers start to disappear.
What’s going on? Why won’t his parents answer his letters? What’s lurking out there after dark? Camp Nightmoon is turning into Camp Nightmare. For real. And Billy might be next…
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS! Welcome To Camp Nightmare”
This month in Gothic Bite Magazine, I give you one of the Goosebumps Books on the list with number eleven, The Haunted Mask.
The Original 1993 Summary
Face to Face with a Nightmare…
How ugly is Carly Beth’s Halloween mask? It’s so ugly that it almost scared her little brother to death. So terrifying that even her friends are totally freaked out by it. It’s the best Halloween mask ever. It’s everything Carly Beth hoped it would be. And more. Maybe too much more. Because Halloween is almost over. And Carly Beth is still wearing that special mask…
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS! The Haunted Mask”
Here we are again dear readers and this is a doozy of a book. I have had a few reviews go out of order to match up with a monster of the month and because of that to catch up this month will have two separate reviews. The first is book #8 The Girl Who Cried Monster, from Goosebumps, let us begin. Continue reading GOOSEBUMPS! The Girl Who Cried Monster
This month in Gothic Bite Magazine our Monster of the Month is Ghosts, going along with that palette of horror I give you one of the Goosebumps Books on the list with number ten, The Ghost Next Door. Continue reading GOOSEBUMPS! The Ghost Next Door
Welcome back dear readers, and what a time you picked to join us if you have just begun.
This book is one of my favorites and most memorable tales from the Goosebumps series; I know I am not the only one to say this. Continue reading GOOSEBUMPS! Night of the Living Dummy
Who can stay invisible the longest? You see for however long someone is invisible; it takes them that long to come back once the light turned back off. Even worse Max and his friends start to feel off. Continue reading GOOSEBUMPS!
This novel is one of my top five books that I adored from the original series. It was also one that I looked forward to as I came back to read these stories as an adult.
One of the main reasons why that is is the belief that cameras have the power to steal away parts of our souls or essences completely enthralls me.
Now, the GOOSEBUMPS #5 by R.L. Stine, Say Cheese And Die! Review by Kendra Hale!
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS! Say Cheese And Die! Review by Kendra Hale”
I hope you prepare yourself for this twisted tale of magic and blood readers. This scare will make your hairs stand on end. Goosebumps by R.L. Stine is now into Monster Blood!
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS! Monster Blood Review by Kendra Hale”
What starts as an exciting trip to Egypt slowly turns into a twisted tale of terror lost in the labyrinth of an ancient tomb as we join our children in this installment of Goosebumps.
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS! The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb review by Kendra Hale”
Dr. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. Nothing to worry about. Harmless, really. But Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father. Especially when they…meet…some of the plants he is growing down there.
Then they notice that their father is developing plantlike tendencies. In fact, he is becoming distinctly weedy–and seedy. Is it just part of their father’s “harmless” experiment? Or has the basement turned into another little shop of horrors?
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS — Stay Out of the Basement review by Kendra”
Dear reader let us go back on a journey to the past, where the book scene had started to change, in my opinion for the better, and writers like Bruce Coville, Christopher Pike, Lois Duncan, Alvin Schwartz, and of course R.L. Stine emerged with an absolute blazing glory.
Continue reading “Goosebumps – Back to the Basics”
When we think of Romania, we often think about Vlad the Impaler, but every historical figure has a beginning and an origin story. Let’s go back to the beginning to unveil the man behind the larger-than-life figure he became.
An Only Child With No Friends By Choice
I was the odd kid parents warned their children about. I was the nightmare blowing through mindless youngsters’ hair. No grown-up liked me, and I hadn’t a care. All I needed were books, blank papers, crayons, and one person from history to kick-start my story.
My maternal grandparents raised me as I was their only child’s child. My grandpa worked at a printing and binding company and often would come home with boxes of expensive books that didn’t make the cut. It was a minor mistake, like the margin’s width or not the right colour, and so on. As an only child surrounded by books all the time, I started reading ahead of other children my age and went to a performing arts school.
Continue reading “Before The Birth Of Vlad The Impaler There Was His Father”
No one thought it would return because the only way to defeat it forever lay hidden in Sarah Fear’s grave.
“Turn The Key And Die…”
While I truly love the Goosebumps Series, I also have a love for the YA series that R.L. Stine did titled Fear Street. There are many terrifying tales of woe that stemmed from Fear Street, I wanted to review the series that drew me in and made me want more.
Ladies and Gents I introduce The Cataluna Chronicles. A tale that flows between time and leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. We will start with the first book in the series, The Evil Moon.
Continue reading “The Cataluna Chronicles: The Evil Moon Review”
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” — Hermes Trismegistus
As Above So Below Original Summary
As above so below be careful…
Continue reading “As Above So Below Be Careful”
Archaeologist Scarlett Marlowe has devoted her whole life to finding one of history’s greatest treasures: Flamel’s Philosopher’s Stone. According to legend, the artifact can grant eternal life and turn any metal into gold.
This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. — GOOGLE
IN THE BEGINNING
Welcome back readers and sorry for the pause. With all the chaos going on in our world, let me say that I hope that the one reading this is safe and that all in their life is peaceful as it can be in this time.
I was going to do another Goosebumps or Animorphs run on an article but The Haunting of Hill House was one that I had just finished and since that wholly fits in with Gothic Bite Magazine, that is the one I shall give you for food of thought.
Continue reading “The Haunting of Hill House”
At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author Jackie Sonnenberg!
Patient Name: Jackie Sonnenberg
I currently live in Orlando, FL, but I grew up in Chicago, IL. I have a background in journalism and wrote for the leading Chicago area newspapers while publishing short fiction online.
I also have experience as a cosplayer and haunted house actor, and one day I brainstormed how I can merge my creative worlds together.
Continue reading “GBM Interviews Indie Author Jackie Sonnenberg”
Gothic Bite Magazine is now opening their gates to all authors who would enjoy sharing their work with the public. We welcome all writers, from the enthusiasts to the professionals.
This week, we are sharing the fantastic work of our author and writer Francis J. Burns. Enjoy the obscure story and words!
THE DEEP DARK
by: Francis J. Burns
The deep dark had come, that time between two and four a.m., when most of the world can be found clutched in the bowels of sleep. A heavy mist slithered in from the sea. Saint Theresa of the Blessed Heart Hospital was hushed. Roan settled further into his chair as he read, fleeing from the creeping chill. Beside him, Selena rested. Her breathing was slow, even, comforting in its regularity. He glanced at her every so often when the clacking of shoes on tile stirred him from his book. In the cavernous silence, the pages whispered with each turning. The story, lifted from his favorite video game series, captivated him.
Continue reading “The Deep Dark by Francis J. Burns”
“I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality.” — Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1831 to 1996
My introduction to the Cathedral of Notre Dame was when I was a child; it was in the dark of a movie theatre and to a score that is to this day unbeatable in my mind.
To see Disney’s version of the Victor Hugo classic The Hunchback of Notre-Dame was astounding and much more relatable in the changed times since the 1831 release of the book.
Continue reading “Through the Fire and the Flames – Notre Dame”