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

Updated January 14, 2018 6.5k votes 691 voters 23.0k views46 items

List RulesVote 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!

  • 1

    Truth Or Dare

    What happens when seven teens get stuck inside during a ski retreat? When it's Fear Street, they play a game of Truth or Dare that leads to murder.

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    The Surprise Party

    What do you do when the girlfriend of a murdered teen comes back to Fear Street for a visit? You throw her The Surprise Party, of course – despite getting several threatening letters demanding you call the entire thing off. After all, what could possibly go wrong?

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    The Overnight

    The Overnight shows that consequences arise when teens lie to their parents. Spending the night at a place called Fear Island is never a good idea, and it's even worse when the only adult supervision bails before the outing begins.

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    The Prom Queen

    Shadyside High isn't the type of place where popularity gets rewarded. Instead, all five girls running for The Prom Queen title end up dropping like flies.