Graveyard Shift What's Your Favorite Scary Story? Revisiting R.L. Stine's Young Adult 'Fear Street' Books  

April A Taylor
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List Rules Vote up the story that is giving you mild PTSD from your childhood.

R. L. Stine's Fear Street books provided a bridge for millions of readers from truly scary children's books to the works of adult horror novelists such as Stephen King and Clive Barker. The original series of young adult stories contained more than 50 books, many of which are still memorable years later. The teenage residents of Shadyside were constantly stalked by murderers, and the situation was even worse for those unlucky enough to live on Fear Street. 

The best R. L. Stine Fear Street books featured a combination of relatable characters and a twist ending that no one saw coming. Between Fear Street and the massive success of the Goosebumps series, it's no wonder Stine has become one of the most popular and bestselling children's authors in history. 

Which of the original books contain the scariest Fear Street stories? Vote up the titles that still keep you awake at night!

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The Wrong Number


The Wrong Number is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Favorite Scary Story? Revisiting R.L. Stine's Young Adult 'Fear Street' Books
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Prank calls can be lots of fun. However, calling The Wrong Number is seriously dangerous when you live in a town filled with murderers and spooky mysteries.

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The New Girl


The New Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Favorite Scary Story? Revisiting R.L. Stine's Young Adult 'Fear Street' Books
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The New Girl showcases exactly why you probably shouldn't date someone without running a background check. After all, if no one else can see your new girlfriend, it's quite possible she's either a ghost or a figment of your imagination.

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The Boy Next Door


The Boy Next Door is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Favorite Scary Story? Revisiting R.L. Stine's Young Adult 'Fear Street' Books
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Sometimes, falling for The Boy Next Door is a really terrible idea. Especially when his parents have filled his head with ridiculous expectations about women that just might have gotten his last girlfriend killed. 

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Lights Out


Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Favorite Scary Story? Revisiting R.L. Stine's Young Adult 'Fear Street' Books
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Being a camp counselor is rough, especially when Lights Out leads to an increasingly larger body count. Going to the police doesn't help, because they assume Holly is being paranoid.