Episode 37 – Pike vs Stine: Round 1

This week, it’s a match thirty years in the making! We’re confronting our nostalgic memories and taking our adult eyes to childhood favorites as Ollie and I introduce Robin to the wonderful(?) world of RL Stine and Christopher Pike. We have FEELS, y’all. So many feels, we had to split this mother into two parts!

In this episode, we discuss RL Stine’s Wrong Number and Beach House. DO THEY STAND THE TEST OF TIME? Spoilers: no, no they don’t. Listen and find out why!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for part 2!


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So, has anyone else even read these damn things? And what’re your favorite RL Stine books? Got any other nostalgic literary loves? Let us know in the comments!


Theme music is Overnight, by Aya.

WARNING: NSFW! Mature audiences only! Contains salty language, subversive ideas, industry-challenging discussions, and nuts.


6 Comments

  • Olivia

    Olivia

    April 6, 2016

    Had way too much fun with this one. Cyna, I’m so glad you split it into two parts. <3

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  • draconismoi

    April 8, 2016

    I am so disappointed that you didn’t decide to review The Babysitter (and sequels). It’s been what, 20 years? I am still annoyed.

    Book 1: BABYSITTERS ARE MURDERED. I’m in.
    Book 2: “Sure I just survived a serial killer targeting babysitters. I should totally get back on that horse with the ASSHOLIEST KID EVER. What could go wrong?”
    Book 3: Fuck That Stupid Fucking Twist.
    Book 4: Once again, WHY THE HELL IS SHE STILL BABYSITTING?! Also, again, fuck that “twist.”

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    • Olivia

      Olivia

      April 9, 2016

      XD XD XD

      omfg <3 Seriously, WHY WOULD YOU KEEP DOING THE THING?!

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    • Cyna

      Cyna

      April 10, 2016

      I’d heard of the Babysitter series but I had no idea there were that many, or that they all followed the SAME PERSON?!? That’s some Sydney Prescott-level shitlife luck.

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      • draconismoi

        April 10, 2016

        Oh yeah, in book 1 she is babysitting the kid of a serial killer who targets babysitters. Then, in book 2, her family (who allegedly love her) want her to try babysitting again….and she is targeted by yet another lunatic murderer. In book 3, she goes to stay with a friend who wants her help babysitting. Then, in book 4, after she is discharged from a psychiatric facility, she picks up an immediate babysitting job. Because OF COURSE SHE DOES.

        This is worse than Sydney Prescott. Sydney is repeatedly targeted by serial killers regardless of her totally logical actions to protect herself. The Babysitter just keeps throwing herself in the babysitting pool….no matter how badly it goes. Sweetheart, there are safer ways to make money! Why does no one suggest she try to get a job at a puppy sanctuary?

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        • Olivia

          Olivia

          April 12, 2016

          “The Puppysitter” just didn’t test as well with marketing, apparently. :3

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