I am currently reading the Twilight and Dark Forces teen horror series from the 1980s. The experience is going so well that I want to find other older teen horror books to read. This is where you can help me.
I ran some searches for teen horror books and came upon Scholastic's Point Horror set. I am definitely going to purchase and read some of those books, since I spotted Richie Tankersley Cusick's name as the author of a number of them. I recently read Evil on the Bayou by Cusick and greatly enjoyed it. Evil on the Bayou is one of her first books, and authors typically get better as they write additional books. I have to try some of her Point Horror books since they came later.
Of course this means that I am also interested in sampling some of the Point Horror books by other authors. The other author that interests me is Diane Hoh and her Nightmare Hall set. I want to try at least one of those. Has anyone ever read books by Diane Hoh? If so, what did you think of them?
And then there's that other author who shows up in the Point Horror Set: R. L. Stine.
I read most all of Christopher Pike's teen horror books in the 1980s and 1990s. Pike is an author I hold in high esteem. I lived and breathed those books. I read them over and over again. Last Act, Spellbound, Gimme a Kiss, and all the rest. I still remember many of them vividly even though I haven't read them in around 15 years. I plan to read them again sometime in the next year.
I read exactly one R. L. Stine book during the time that I was reading Christopher Pike. I believe it was Stine's Blind Date, which happens to be the first book in the Point Horror set. I did not like it very much. When I read it, all I could think was how it paled in comparison to Christopher Pike. I never purchased another R. L. Stine book, and they were shelved in abundance in bookstores in those days. I saw them everywhere but refused to buy them.
I want to make sure that I still would not like R. L. Stine, so I need to purchase at least one to try. I am quite reluctant since I can't get Blind Date out of my mind. Have any of you read R. L. Stine's books and do you like them? How does Blind Date compare to Stine's other books?
As I have looked to see what is available in the Point Horror series, I have spotted other teen horror books. If you are familiar with any teen horror books from the 1980s and 1990s, let me know what you think of them. I want to go on another buying spree.