Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Seventh Episode: Halloween Party Part 2


Our Seventh Episode of WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID ON FEAR STREET is broken into 2 parts!!  Part 2 is available now!!









Halloween Party Stats


Characters-- Justine Cameron, Terry Ryan, Niki Meyer, Murphy Carter, Trisha McCormick, Ricky Schorr, Angela Martiner, Les Whittle, David Summers, Alex Beale

Locations-- Pete's Pizza!!! Cameron Mansion
Romances-- Terry/Niki/Alex
Fashions-- White Wool Dress, red sweater w/ plaid skirts
Kills-- 1
Recurring Character sightings-- Lisa Blume, Ricky Schorr
Most Dated Reference-- "dweeb", "rad", Pay Phones, tapes/CD's, Punk'd, "Cool your jets"


    Cassi's Theory-- Justine is going to Arkham & she is Calamity
    Mia's Theory-- Fear Street is literally Hell


    Ratings 

    Michelle - 2/5 Never Been Kissed
    Cassi - 2.5/5 Evil Genius Monologues
    Mia - 3/5 Dumbwaiters

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Seventh Episode: Halloween Party part 1


    Our Seventh Episode of WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID ON FEAR STREET is broken into 2 parts!!  Part 1 is available now!!








    Halloween Party Stats


    Characters-- Justine Cameron, Terry Ryan, Niki Meyer, Murphy Carter, Trisha McCormick, Ricky Schorr, Angela Martiner, Les Whittle, David Summers, Alex Beale

    Locations-- Pete's Pizza!!! Cameron Mansion
    Romances-- Terry/Niki/Alex
    Fashions-- White Wool Dress, red sweater w/ plaid skirts
    Kills-- 1
    Recurring Character sightings-- Lisa Blume, Ricky Schorr
    Most Dated Reference-- "dweeb", "rad", Pay Phones

      Mia's Theories-- 
      Cassi's PSA-- 



      Ratings 

      Michelle -
      Cassi - 
      Mia - 

      Sunday, October 8, 2017

      Sixth Episode: Cheerleaders-- The First Evil


      Our SIXTH EPISODE of WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID ON FEAR STREET is available!!








      Cheerleaders Stats



      Characters- Corky & Bobbi Corcoran, Jennifer Daly, Kimmy Bass, Debra Kern, Heather Diehl, Megan Corman, Ronnie Mitchell
      Locations- Shadyside High (duh), Fear Street Cemetery
      Romances- Kimmy/Chip/Bobbi love triangle
      Fashions- Green turtleneck sweater, black skirt, green tights; Cheerleading uniforms!!
      Sweater Count- 3
      Kills- 2
      Most Dated Reference- Crimped hair, aerobics


      Cassi's Theory- Corky is in Arkham.  They're all Kryptionians.
      Mia's Theory- The 2 week time-warp, Fire Station is right next to the fire that won't go out.
      Michelle Theory- Jennifer lived and everyone else died on the bus


      Ratings:

      Michelle- 5/5 Hot-Possessed Cheerleaders
      Mia- 4/5 Fire Batons
      Cassi- 4.5/5 Teen Witch-Evil Pendants

      Saturday, August 5, 2017

      Fifth Episode: Sunburn


      The FIFTH episode of WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID ON FEAR STREET is available!!!







      • Cover:


      Sunburn Stats

      Characters- Claudia Walker, Marla Drexel, Joy Birkin, Sophie Moore, Daniel aka Ghostboy
      Locations- Summerhaven
      Romances- Claudia/Daniel, Joy-Sophie/Carl-Dean
      Fashions- White tennis shorts, spandex shorts, denim shorts w/ GAP t-shirt
      Kills- 2, plus 1 dog
      Most Dated Reference- writing letters by snail mail, VHS tape, floatation belts


      Cassi's Theory- Hospitals don't exist. DC Universe-- Claudia is Supergirl, Marla's dad is Bruce Wayne.  Arkham Asylum. This is really Jurassic Park.
      Michelle's Theory- Robot Sharks.

      Cassi's PSAs- Be nice to your sister.  Swimming in riptide info.  How to deal with sunburn.

      Ratings:

      Michelle- 3/5 Robot Sharks
      Mia- 3/5 Electrocutions
      Cassi- 4/5 Near Death Experiences

      Friday, July 21, 2017

      Summer Jobs: Best and Worst


      Happy #FearStreetFriday podcast friends!!  In honor of our latest episode, THE DEAD LIFEGUARD, we're talking about summer jobs.  In high school and college, we've all had jobs for the summer, some we liked, some we loathed-- and we're going to tell you about the best and worst of them.

      Of course, our jobs were no North Beach Country Club-- which was both awesome and terrible at the same time (awesome because they got to LIVE there with a personal chef and limited supervision, terrible because.... well, the body count). For more about just how terrible NBCC is check out this month's podcast. For more on our favorite and least favorite jobs, keep reading.




      Best:

      Gen Con 


      •  I'm not sure if this counts as it's only a week long, but volunteering at Gen Con used to be the highlight of my summer. A week long gaming vacation in milwaukee (currently in Indianapolis) where I was the kid willing to do all the crap jobs just for the chance to play some games or hang out with the special guests (like the time I got to hang out with James Marsters!). I wouldn't give up those exhausting, hella fun weeks for anything.


      Worst:

      Server at Denny's


      • My summer jobs were also my after school jobs and my first was enough to turn me off restaurant jobs forever. I was a server at the Denny’s in front of the under 21 club, Jetz. Between knife fights, working through Christmas, and working the Sunday after church brunch crowd I never want to step into a Denny’s again.



      Best:

      Six Flags Ride Operator

      • I worked at a Six Flags for five summers so I must have liked it. My first summer was after my senior year of high school and I got a job as a ride operator. You know, those people who check your seat belts and come over the speaker to say a whole thing about how you should be careful that no one ever listens to? Yup, that was me. They originally put me on the wooden roller coaster and it was an all girls crew and then the boys on the Superman got in trouble so we had to switch rides. My final summer I worked as a team leader in the children's part and all I did was teach teenagers how to run the rides and make sure they didn't mess up. I did clean up a lot of puke though. And I got heat exhaustion once. That wasn't fun. But there were also good perks. Like free  admission to the park, a guest pass with every paycheck, and our Six Flags had a preforming arts center so I got to meet a lot of musicians. Like two members of the Backstreet Boys. I checked Howie's seat belt. 


      Worst:

      Day camp counselor

      • I didn't have any really terrible jobs. One year after college I worked for an after school program and they had a summer camp that I had to work at. Basically there were hundreds of kids that we would have to entertain for the afternoons after some of them went to summer school and others just showed up. Mostly it was a lot of board games, kickball, and trips to educational things they had no interest in like science museums and botanical gardens. But I did get to go to the zoo twice. 





      Best:

      Pittsburgh Pirates customer service rep

      • One summer I worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates (the major league baseball team in Pittsburgh), and I gotta tell you it was pretty fun.  I got to see a lot of the players behind the scenes and worked over every inch of the park.  PNC Park has some of the best city views in sports period.  It's consistently ranked in the top of "Best Baseball Stadiums" lists from Travel and Leisure and USA Today.  It's just a really nice place to be.  Plus, fireworks nights, and we got free stuff a lot, and almost all of the fans I interacted with were awesome.



      Worst:

      Wal-Mart cashier

      • Meh.  I'm sure there are MUCH worse summer jobs out there, but I wasn't that fond of being a cashier at Wal-Mart for that one summer in college.  I mean, nothing bad happened, and the people I worked for were (for the most part) really nice.  It's just PEOPLE, ya know??  Customers at Wal-Mart are all types of people-- and some of them are RUDE.  And some of them have 9999999 coupons.  And some of them buy roasted chicken at 8 A.M. when I'm hungover.


      But that's just our terrible jobs. To find out more about why working at North Beach Country Club would have been so terrible, what we mean when we say she was "hot dead," and what Cassi thinks happens to every character who has the same name as her, check out this month's podcast for our thoughts on THE DEAD LIFEGUARD!


      Saturday, July 8, 2017

      Fourth Episode: The Dead Lifeguard






      Fourth Episode of WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID ON FEAR STREET is available!!








      The Dead Lifeguard Stats


      Characters-- Lindsay Beck, Danny, May-Ann Delacroix, Spencer Brown, Cassie Harlow, Pug, Dierdre Webb, Arnie, Pete Harris, Marissa Dutton, and someone named Mouse

      Locations-- Fear Street, 212 Fear Street, Burned Out Fear Mansion, North Beach Country Club
      Romances-- May-Ann and Pete, Pug and everyone (mostly Cassie), Arnie and nobody
      Fashions -- White high tops, red bandana, spandex bike shorts with an over-sized t-shirt, and muscle shirts with faded jean cuttoffs. 1/2 a sweater which was actually a Shadyside sweatshirt
      Kills-- Three. Two during the book and three before.
      Suki sighting-- Nope. She's way too cool to go to this weird  swimming club in the middle of nowhere
      Most Dated Reference-- Calling the Operator and a Walkman. Also referring to people as having "hot bods."

      Mia's Theories-- Shadyside is an asylum for the criminally insane and these books are just the characters telling their story to their therapist, or these characters are dead and in purgatory and this is just where they do to work through their issues. Also, Fear Street is a never-ending street that goes on forever.
      Cassi's PSA-- The real killer is melanoma. But also bullying. Don't pick on people because they might die and then they're friend will try to kill you.



      Ratings 

      Michelle - 2 out of 5 "Suspicious Moles"
      Cassi - 3.5 out of 5 "B Plots"
      Mia - 3 out of 5 "Mice Figurines"

      Friday, June 16, 2017

      Fave 90's books besides Fear Street



      Happy #FearStreetFriday podcast friends!!  This week we're talking about our favorite 90's books-- or basically what we were reading in the 90's.  Most of them were published in the 90's, but we have a few late 80's books that crossed over.

      **don't judge our taste in 90's books-- we were mostly tweens while reading this stuff!!


      • Forbidden Games by LJ Smith -  A game that comes to life, German mythology, cyberpunk bad boy gods, and the last book takes place in Kennywood, what more could you want in a YA trilogy? How about a MC who goes from subdued doormat who defines herself by her boyfriend to total independent BAMF who saves her friends and doesn’t sacrifice her empathetic nature to do it? Yeah, it’s got that. It’s also got creepy fey, bugs, evil clones, and a whole host of other disturbing imagery to keep you going. Seriously, there is a reason why this is still one of my favorite trilogies of all time.
      • Nightmare Hall by Diane Hoh - I love horror and stories that are set in the same place with a cast of different characters every time. Add in a few Easter eggs from previous books and I’m sold. These books took place at Salem University so you know everyone’s doomed from the beginning. Add in a haunted dorm, several serial killers and chemistry experiments that go horribly wrong and you’ve basically written my all of my favorite things. I’ve recently been re-reading these books and some of them hold up very well 20 years later.
      • Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick - Technically this book was published in 1989, but I read it for the first time in the 90s and I was hooked. The delightfully old-fashioned named Martha has just moved into the creepiest house ever and is quite content to spend her days making friends and avoiding her new step-brother. Then the phone calls start and she swears someone is in her room at night. This book has all the classic horror tropes and I love all of them.
      • The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin - Does this one even need an explanation? It was a right of passage for tween girls (and boys!) in the 90s to declare that they were a Stacey or a Kristy or a Claudia and to try to start their own BSC even though nobody ever called the number they dutifully printed onto 100 flyers and then stapled them to every phone poll in the town without their parents’ permission. Don’t lie. You did it too. And just so we’re clear, I wanted to be a Stacey, but I will never be as NYC Cool as she is.
      • The Immortal Series by Tamora Pierce Listen, I understand Allana is the end-all be-all and I agree. She’s BAMF as hell, but I love Veralidaine Sarasi. She is my favorite Tamora Pierce heroine (Tess is a very close second. I love ginger’s with bad attitudes) and I’ve read this quartet so many times they’re falling apart.
      • The Carnival Ghost (Sweet Valley Twins Super Chiller #3) by Francine Pascal - I read every Sweet Valley series from Kids to University (and even the Sweet Valley Senior Year), but this book was a particular favorite of mine. It was one of the scariest books I had read at the time. Elizabeth meets a girl at a traveling carnival and ends up spending all her time with her. Little does Elizabeth know that Claire is a ghost who wants Elizabeth to be FRIENDS FOREVER...mwuahhahaha. 
      • Buffy The Vampire Slayer by multiple authors - Buffy was the defining series in my life. It helped make me into the feminist I am today so of course I read the books! These books started as short little episodes that fit neatly into the Buffy series wherever you wanted them to, but as the show developed so did the books. Some of my favorites are the Slayer Anthologies and With Malice, the Faith book, but there’s a special place in my heart for the one where Pike returns! 
      • California Diaries by Ann M. Martin This was the edgier, more realistic spin-off to the Babysitter’s Club. It takes place after Dawn moves back to California, but the We <3 Kids Club is dead and the girls are dealing with sick mothers, anorexia, and new friends. I don’t think this series lasted very long, but I loved it. Maggie was my favorite.






      • American Girl books by Many - what adolescent girl in the 90's didn't love the American Girl books and dolls. These were the books that made me a reader. I was obsessed with them. I read every last one. And of course I owned a doll. Kirsten. My sister had Molly.
      • Dear America series by Many - These were similar to American Girl but each book was a different character and a different time period. I very specifically remember the one of the Mayflower, Oregon Trail, and Titanic. Apparently as a kid I liked journeys.
      • Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin - Obviously I loved the Babysitter's Club. I wanted to start a babysitter's club, or just babysit which was not as fun as this book made it out to be. But I never started any club because I thought I was a Kristy but really I'm a Mallory.
      • Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Walker - I was obsessed with this books. Whenever I went exploring in the woods behind my house I always hoped I would find an abandoned boxcar that I could live in and solve mysteries.
      • Goosebumps by R.L. Stine - I may not have read any Fear Street books but I did read plenty of Goosebumps. I remember checking every last book out of the public library and being so entertained by them. I remember Welcome to Horrorland, Scarecrow Walks at Midnight, and The Horror at Camp Jellyjam to this day because I think they gave me irrational fears.
      • Choose Your Own Adventure by Many - I mean these were the best. It was so fun following the directions and turning to different pages, only to die because a dinosaur ate you, then turning back to that other page, and then getting annoyed and just giving up. That was reading in the 90's.
      • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - I LOVED this book. I think I had to read it for school but I thought it was totally fascinating and then I chose to read the next books in the series, The River and Brian's Winter. How did Brian survive on his own? I don't know but much respect to him for that. Do you think today Brian has his own Survivor Man type show because I'd watch that.
      • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - I very specifically remember reading this book in 6th grade as we drove two hours to get our new puppy. I think my teacher was like "you can't read that book, it's too advanced." I was like "shut up, I do what I want" but maybe a little less aggressive. 





      • The Face on the Milk Carton series by Caroline B. Cooney-- I loved the premise of these books-- basically that Janie sees herself as a small child on a milk carton and realizes her parents may not be her parents for real.  It was intense and addicting.
      • Witch Saga by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor-- This series was TECHNICALLY published in the late 80's, but I didn't read it until the early 90's.  It's about 2 girls that are trying to prove that their neighbor is a witch.
      • the Making Out series by Katherine Applegate-- Okay, so the name is weird... but this series was a total guilty pleasure for me.  It's about this group of kids that live on an island which you need to ride a ferry to get to from the mainland.  It was super dramatic and awesome-- and it was even relaunched a few years ago under the name The Islanders.
      • Fabulous Five series by Betsey Haynes-- This is another late 80's series that crossed over into the 90's and I LOVED it.  It was a spin-off from the Taffy Sinclair books (which I also loved) and Jana Morgan was legit.
      • Beverly Hills 90210 book series by various authors-- I was Beverly Hills 90210 obsessed in the early 90's.  So obsessed in fact, that I adored these books written about the series .  I can only imagine how terrible they probably were.  Brenda & Dylan FOREVER.
      • Glass Slippers Give You Blisters by Mary Jane Auch-- This was one of those Troll Book Order or Book Fair books that I fell in love with.  It's about a girl who is trying to find her place by being involved in the school's production of Cinderella.  I remember being in LOVE with the descriptions of the set and lighting design that she works on.
      • Where the Heart is by Billie Letts-- So, I'm skipping ahead to the late 90's when my mom bought this book because it was one of Oprah's Book Club books.  I fell in love with the girl who had her baby in Wal-Mart and then when the movie came out, I was even more OBSESSED.
      • Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield--  Like I said above, don't judge, but I was INTO these books.  Actually, they inspired me to want to put together my own anthology of teens' stories that were a little more dark & edgy.  Although, I had no idea how to go about doing that and no one would help me :(


      Thrillers





      What books did you enjoy reading in the 90's??  Were any of these your faves?