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Item - Fun House Terrors!


Series: Plot-Your-Own Horror Stories — no. 6
Author: Milton, Hilary
Illustrator: Frame, Paul
Date: 1984
ISBNs: 0671524062 / 9780671524067 (paperback)
0671530410 / 9780671530419 (library binding)
Length: 118 pages
Number of Endings: 27
LC Cataloging in Publication Summary: The reader visits a seaside amusement park where the rides turn out to be more terrifying than amusing; the reader makes choices which determine the outcome of the plot.
Demian's Thoughts: Argh! The true horror of this series is dealing with the same uninspired formula time after time after time! You're on vacation in a mundane place, but it's not mundane, it's evil, and after making lots of meaningless choices, the story ends, usually with your death and far too many periods of ellipsis. What was the author trying to do? Persuade children that going on vacation is bad? It certainly doesn't seem like any desire to tell a story or generate entertaining reading material went into the creation of these tedious tales. At least some of the artwork isn't bad. Still, I've said it before, and I'll say it again: avoid, avoid, avoid.

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Guillermo's Thoughts: (review based on the Spanish translation)

I found this book a bit less interesting than others in the series, but that may be because the amusement park setting is less atmospheric than the Old West or haunted museums, stores and hotels (mainly due to the presence of other people around). Still, it's not a bad read, containing all the elements which made other entries successful.

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