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In honor of the terrifying Fear Street Trilogy movie series coming to Netflix, we’ve curated the ultimate Fear Street book list, featuring all 51 original novels by R.L Stine.
As a reminder, Fear Street is a series of YA horror novels by R.L. Stine. The series takes place in a fictional city called Shadyside, specifically on Fear Street, named after the cursed Fear family.
#1 The New Girl
The new girl is as pale as a ghost, blond, and eerily beautiful — and she seems to need him as much as he wants her. Cory Brooks hungers for Anna Corwin’s kisses, drowns in her light blue eyes. He can’t get her out of his mind. He has been loosing sleep, ditching his friends…and everyone has noticed.
#2 The Surprise Party
When an old friend returns to town, Meg plans a party to bring the old gang back together, but someone—or something—will do anything to keep it from happening
#3 The Overnight
Della O’Connor joined the Outdoors Club to have adventures with her friends. So when their advisor can’t make it to the planned overnight excursion to Fear Island, she rallies her friends to make the trip on their own. Won’t it be more fun with no adults around?
But it doesn’t take long for the night to get out of hand. Della gets lost in the woods and then cornered by a dangerous stranger. She strikes back to save herself, and her friends vow to keep her violent secret.
Mark and Cara Burroughs have been home alone before and don’t think anything of it when their parents don’t come home one night. But as time passes with no word, the siblings start to worry. Where could they be? And why don’t the police seem interested in tracking their parents down?
Strange occurrences start to pile up as Mark’s girlfriend vanishes and Mark and Cara’s strange cousin seems to be watching their every move. But the true terror is only beginning. Someone wants Mark and Cara to disappear, too! But why? The answer lies deep in the Fear Street woods—if they live long enough to find it.
#5 The Wrong Number
It begins as an innocent prank: Deena Martinson and her best friend, Jade Smith, make sexy phone calls to the boys from school. But Deena’s half-brother, Chuck, catches them in the act and threatens to tell their parents—unless the girls let him in on the fun. Chuck begins making random calls, threatening anyone who answers. It’s dangerous and exciting. The teens are even enjoying the publicity and the uproar they’ve caused.
Until Chuck calls a number on Fear Street.
#6 The Sleepwalker
Mayra’s sleepwalking is leading her into more and more peril. She soon realizes she must take action. She must find out what is happening to her–or she may never leave Fear Street alive.
Melissa woke up screaming. The prowler was at her window…or was he? The recent headlines about a Fear Street prowler had everyone on edge. Her father now kept a loaded pistol in his bedroom. That made it even more frightening—and real.
#8 Halloween Party
The invitation arrived in a black-bordered envelope and was delivered by the beautiful and mysterious transfer student. The inside showed a coffin with the inscription “Reserved for You”—perfect for an all-night Halloween party in an old house on Fear Street.
The party is well under way when the lights go out. That’s to be expected at the Halloween party. But when the lights come back on, a boy is on the floor with a knife in his back. Just a Halloween prank? Maybe. Maybe not.
#9 The Stepsister
Emily wants to like her stepsister, but it hasn’t been easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily’s room, steals Emily’s clothes, and lies to everyone. Then Emily picks up Jessie’’ diary and learns a horrifying secret. Is Jessie really capable of murder?
Emily tries to tell her parents, but no one believes her.
So it’s up to Emily to expose the real Jessie—if she can stay alive.
#10 Ski Weekend
“Red” Porter was a stranger they’d met on their ski weekend. But Ariel Munroe, Doug Mahr and his girlfriend Shannon Harper were grateful he was there when they set out for home on the icy roads. Thank heaven for Red! He spotted the hilltop lodge when they were stranded by the blizzard. He took charge when they stumbled into strange surroundings, scared, tired and looking for refuge. But can he save them when their refuge becomes a trap? Suddenly their hosts are acting very sinisterly. Doug’s car is gone. The phones are dead. And the house is full of guns. If they steal one, maybe they can escape! Until a shot is fired and the real terror begins…
#11 The Fire Game
A fire is started in the school library almost by accident and soon the fire game quickly spreads with one fire leading to another until someone is murdered. Jill and her friends find themselves caught up in a dangerous game and set about finding the murderer.
#12 Lights Out
The trouble begins at Camp Nightwing with frightening acts of vandalism. After each, a red feather is left behind–signature of the culprit. Suddenly one of the counselors is dead! “An accident,” says the police. But Holly knows better–and she knows she’s next!.
#13 The Secret Bedroom
Lea Carson can’t believe it when her family moves into the creepy old house on Fear Street. Creepiest of all is the secret room up in the attic. The room has been locked and boarded up for at least a hundred years. A murder was committed in that room, the story goes, and it has been closed up ever since. Lea knows she should stay away. But she thinks she hears footsteps inside the secret room. And voices.
Someone—or some thing—is waiting for Lea in there.
Should she open the door?
#14 The Knife
The doctors and nurses at Shadyside Hospital want to keep many things about their hospital a secret. But a student volunteer aide, Laurie, stumbles onto the hospital’s sickest secret of all–and the staff prescribes a deadly diagnosis for poor Laurie.
#15 The Prom Queen
A spring night, soft moonlight, five beautiful Prom Queen candidates, dancing couples at the Shadyside High prom—these should be the ingredients for romance. But instead they’re a recipe for terror…
#16 First Date
Chelsea is the typical shy girl. Always home on a Saturday night, she would give anything to have her first date. Finally, Chelsea’s luck begins to change when two new guys move into town and both ask her out.
Too bad that one of Chelsea’s new boys has a terrible hobby — murder. Now Chelsea may be looking for love, but he’s looking for a new victim.
#17 The Best Friend
Honey Perkins just moved to Shadyside. But she’s telling everyone that she is Becka Norwood’s best friend from elementary school. Trouble is, Becka doesn’t remember her at all. But that doesn’t stop Honey. She insists on doing everything Becka does — borrowing her clothes, borrowing her boyfriend…and then the horrible accidents begin. Honey swears she has nothing to do with them. She’s just being a good friend. A best friend…to the end.
#18 The Cheater
Under pressure to perform well on her math exam, Carter Phillips persuades math whiz Adam to take the test for her in exchange for one date, but one date is not enough for the dangerous young man.
The perfect suntan. Soaking up the rays. Fun on the beach. That’s what Claudia Walker had in mind when she accepted her friend Marla’s invitation to spend the weekend at her cliffside beach house. Little did she know that horrible accidents–fatal accidents–would occur on the beach and in the house.
But they’re not “accidents”. Someone’s out to get them!
#20 The New Boy
What a hunk! When handsome, mysterious Ross Gabriel comes to Shadyside High, all the girls want to date him…even the ones who already have boyfriends! Janie, Eve and Faith go so far as to make a bet…
Which one of them will he go out with first?
#21 The Dare
Johanna Wise has always longed to be part of Dennis Arthur’s rich, popular crowd, and she can’t believe it when he finally asks her out. She thought she’d do anything to keep Dennis, but when he dares her to kill their teacher, she’s not so sure. Will she really kill for love?
#22 Bad Dreams
It’s just a bad dream—but it seems so real.
Every night Maggie Travers has the same horrible dream. Every night she is forced to watch the same murder. And every night the girl in her dream cries out for help. Maggie is afraid to go to sleep again. But when the terrifying dream starts to come true and the gruesome accidents begin, staying awake is the real nightmare!
#23 Double Date
No girl in her right mind would say no to a date with Bobby Newkirk. Not with those great looks, that easy charm, and the awesome way he plays the guitar. Of course, some people think he’s just a bit conceited. But when it comes to breaking hearts, that hasn’t slowed Bobby down one bit. At least, not until the beautiful Wade twins move to Shadyside. And Bobby brags to his friends that they’ll both fall for him.
And they do. Too bad for Bobby the twins never learned to share. One of them is jealous, murderously jealous. Is it quiet, shy Bree? Or bold, sexy Samantha? Bobby had better figure it out…or his double fun will turn to double terror.
#24 The Thrill Club
Talia Blanton could scare you to death. She writes horror stories – stories that often give her friends starring roles. Everyone loves Talia’s terrifying tales – until they start to come true. One by one, Talia’s friends become Talia’s victims.
Is Talia making her stories come true?
#25 One Evil Summer
It’s summer at the beach and Amanda Conklin’s stuck in summer school. Well, at least she doesn’t have to take care of her little brother and sister. That’s Chrissy’s job. Chrissy seems like the perfect babysitter.
But Amanda soon discovers Chrissy’s terrible secret.
#26 The Mind Reader
A teenager’s strange visions lead her to a secret grave in the Fear Street woods–and on a terrifying hunt for a killer. A bony hand beckons from a shallow grave, but only Ellie can see the skeletal hand.
#27 Wrong Number 2
The sequel to one of the most popular Fear Street titles, with nearly 500,000 copies in print. Deena and Jade are up to their old tricks, despite their vow to stop the phone pranks. Then the ominous call comes: “I’m getting out soon,” the voice says, “and when I do, I’ll come after you.”
Now the girls fear someone is out to kill them!
#28 Truth Or Dare
Set against a glamorous winter background of skiing and a fancy mountaintop condo, here’s the most chilling game of “truth or dare” ever: a group of friends, a ski weekend, and one of them found dead in a ski locker.
Someone would rather kill than tell the truth!
#29 Dead End
Natalie Erickson and her friends share a terrible secret. They were all in the car that foggy night — the night someone died at the dead end. Now someone knows too much, and there’s danger ahead. Natalie just wants out of this nightmare.
But that’s the problem with dead ends — there’s no way out!
#30 Final Grade
Intense, competitive, Lily Bancroft had good reasons to hate him. She lives to win, and he was about to destroy her dreams. But murder? That was going too far, even for someone as driven as Lily. She’s innocent. But that hasn’t stopped the whispers behind her back. Or the weird phone calls late at night. Then someone else is brutally murdered and suddenly Lily is drawn into a nightmare she can’t begin to control.
Will her final grade be her last?
Nicole always thought her friend Lucy’s life was so much better than hers. She had cooler parents and a cuter boyfriend—next to her, Nicole felt like a loser. So when Lucy asked if she wanted to switch bodies, Nicole thought it sounded like a fun idea. Good for a laugh. She didn’t realize the switch would actually work. Or that Lucy’s life might not be so sweet after all.
Turns out, Lucy’s got a few issues. And she’s about to get her revenge—using Nicole’s body!
#32 College Weekend
Nothing can ruin Tina River’s big weekend at Patterson College with her boyfriend, Josh Martin. She’s so excited, she doesn’t even mind that her cousin, Holly, will be tagging along. But when Tina and Holly arrive, Josh is gone. His roommate, Christopher Roberts, says Josh is stuck in the mountains, delayed by car trouble.
That’s weird—Josh never mentioned he was going away.
#33 The Stepsister 2
She’s over the murderous rage that made her try to kill her sister Emily last year. Now she’s home for good…
Or evil. Emily wants to forgive and forget, but the nightmare has started all over again. Someone wants to hurt her. Is it Nancy? Or is there someone else who wants Emily dead?
#34 What Holly Heard
Holly Denver is the biggest gossip at Shadyside High. Her best friends Miriam Maryles and Ruth Carver are sure it’s going to get her in big trouble someday. But Miriam and Ruth never thought Holly would wind up dead—strangled with her own scarf.
Now the murderer thinks Holly told her friends what she heard—and will do anything to silence them forever.
#35 The Face
They say something horrible happened that day, but Martha can’t remember any of it—not even the smallest detail. They say it will come back to her in time. But someone wants her to remember now. She draws his face, over and over—the face of a dead boy. She can’t control her hand. And she can’t remember how he died.
But she’s going to find the answer.
#36 Secret Admirer
Selena has it all. She just scored the lead in her high school play, and everyone adores her. So when she starts receiving dead flowers from a secret “admirer” named The Sun, she just assumes it’s a harmless fan. But Selena soon realizes that The Sun is serious…dead serious. First, her understudy is injured in a suspicious accident. Then, a speeding car almost kills her! Selena doesn’t know what this psycho wants….
All she knows is that her number-one fan has become her number-one nightmare.
#37 The Perfect Date
After his girlfriend’s gruesome death one year ago, Brady is finally ready to get on with his life. He’s met Rosha and he’s fallen hard. But he’s also fallen into trouble. Terrible accidents seem to happen whenever Rosha’s around. And a strange figure with a scarred face is following Brady everywhere he goes.
Is Rosha really Brady’s dream girl? Or has she brought his worst nightmare back to life?
#38 The Confession
Julie’s friends couldn’t stand Al. In fact, they all wished Al were dead. But that doesn’t mean one of them killed him. Julie knows her friends. She knows they’re innocent…until one of them confesses to the murder.
Julie and her friends make a pact to keep the killer’s secret. They’re sure it was a one-time thing. It will never happen again….Will it?
#39 The Boy Next Door
Lauren and Crystal think Scott has it all. He’s handsome. He’s the new star of Shadyside High’s football team. And he’s moved in right next door! Both girls will do anything. Say anything. Try anything to get the chance to go out with him. That’s all either of them want.
But that’s all Scott’s last girlfriend wanted, too—and now she’s dead.
#40 Night Games
Sneaking out every night to join her friends in a series of pranks, Diane becomes alarmed when her boyfriend, Lenny, plays a joke on a hated teacher that proves fatal, and she realizes that she and her friends have gone too far.
Hoping to start her life over at Shadyside, where nobody knows about her secret dark powers, runaway Felicia becomes terrified that she will lose control of herself again when someone discovers the truth about her.
#42 Killer’s Kiss
Delia and Karina are always competing. From getting the best grades, to being the most popular, to dating the cutest guys — they always fight for the top spot.
This year, they both want Vincent — the hottest guy at Shadyside High. Karina’s determined to get Vince. She’ll do whatever it takes. And if she can’t have him, she’ll make sure no one else can either….Including Delia.
#43 All-Night Party
It’s Cindy’s birthday, and her friends are throwing her a surprise party on Fire Island. It’s a private party — no parents, no cops…in fact, no one around for miles.
Except there’s a madman loose on the island. A murderer who quietly crashes the party.
And he wants to dance with the birthday girl…
#44 The Rich Girl
Emma and her best friend Sydney always share their secrets. And now they have a big one: They found a duffel bag filled with cash and swore never to tell anyone. But Sydney broke her promise — she told her boyfriend, Jason.
Now Emma is terrified. She doesn’t trust Jason. She knows he would do anything to get the money for himself.
Even if it means killing someone who gets in his way…
Marty never liked the cat–it always got in the way at basketball practice. But he never meant to kill it. Now Marty thinks he’s going crazy. He sees cats everywhere. He knows they want revenge. Too bad Marty doesn’t have nine lives. Because his first one is almost over.
#46 Fear Hall: The Beginning
Hope couldn’t wait to get to college. She was going to share a dorm room with her three best friends. Even better, her boyfriend, Darryl, would be living on the boys’ floor downstairs. Fear Hall was going to be a blast…until things take a terrifying turn.
#47 Fear Hall: The Conclusion
Having fled her dorm room, college freshman Hope is hiding out in an abandoned sorority house on campus. But there is no escape from the evil that follows her—because it has become a part of her.
#48 Who Killed The Homecoming Queen?
Tania is having the best year of her life. She has a hot new boyfriend, she landed the starring role in a student film, and she’s just been voted homecoming queen. But someone is jealous of Tania. Someone plans to ruin her perfect year—even if that means killing her. Will Tania live to see the homecoming dance?
#49 Into The Dark
Paulette Fox refuses to let her blindness stop her from living a full life. But one thing she’s never done is fall in love—until now. Paulette knows Brad is the only guy for her.
Even when her friends see Brad commit a horrible crime, Paulette is sure that he’s innocent. Her friends tell her he’s out of control, that she will be his next victim. But Paulette is sure he would never hurt her.
Is Paulette right about Brad? Or has her love put her in terrible danger?
#50 Best Friend 2
Hoping to put her past with the crazed Honey behind her, Becka thinks she has become paranoid when she still sees Honey everywhere she goes, until she realizes that the troubled girl is still out to get her.
Despite the story that claims that some kids had been killed mysteriously there thirty years ago, a group of young people sneaks out of Saturday detention to explore the tunnels beneath Shadyside High.
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