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The Fear Street films hit Netflix this summer and we’ve already watched them all several times over. Now that we’re heading into spooky szn 🎃 👻 we’re getting ready for yet another rewatch!

If you didn’t know, the Fear Streetfilms are based on the Return to Fear Streetseries by the one, the only, R.L. Stine! After you’ve watched the movies, read the books, and started carving pumpkins and/or picked all the apples, we’ve pulled together a list of books you should absolutely read.

The creepy, the paranormal, the fantastical and more meet in this list ofFear Streetbook recs!

Books to Read After You Watch ‘Fear Street’

24 FEAR STREET BOOK RECS

1.White Smokeby Tiffany D. Jackson

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (2)Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern city of Cedarville might be the fresh start she needs. Her mom has accepted a new job with the Sterling Foundation that comes with a free house, one that Mari nowhas toshare with her bratty ten-year-old stepsister, Piper.

The renovated picture-perfect home on Maple Street, sitting between dilapidated houses, surrounded by wary neighbors has its . . . secrets. That’s only half the problem: household items vanish, doors open on their own, lights turn off, shadows walk past rooms, voices can be heard in the walls, and there’s a foul smell seeping through the vents only Mari seems to notice. Worse: Piper keeps talking about a friend who wants Mari gone.

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But “running from ghosts” is just a metaphor, right?

As the house closes in, Mari learns that the danger isn’t limited to Maple Street. Cedarville has its secrets, too. And secrets always find their way through the cracks.

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2. Dreaming Darkly by Caitlin Kittredge

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (3)Ivy Bloodgood’s mother is dead, and she should probably be sad about it. But she isn’t. Myra Bloodgood was a manipulative personality who never told the truth—about where she came from, who Ivy’s father was, or why they were living their lives on the run.

Now that Ivy has been sent to the family estate on Darkhaven, an island off the New England coast, she is forced to reckon with her mother’s past. Ivy can tell right away there are long-held family secrets buried within these walls, but when she wakes up from one of her nightmares covered in someone else’s blood, Ivy fears that whatever demons her mother battled while she was alive have come to roost in her own mind.

Scared that she can no longer trust what she sees, Ivy seeks the help of a boy who thinks her episodes are connected to the sordid history of Darkhaven—but what they don’t know might kill them both.

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3. Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (4)Quinn Maybrook and her father have moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs, to find a fresh start. But what they don’t know is that ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half.

On one side are the adults, who are desperate to make Kettle Springs great again, and on the other are the kids, who want to have fun, make prank videos, and get out of Kettle Springs as quick as they can.

Kettle Springs is caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress. It’s a fight that looks like it will destroy the town. Until Frendo, the Baypen mascot, a creepy clown in a pork-pie hat, goes homicidal and decides that the only way for Kettle Springs to grow back is to cull the rotten crop of kids who live there now.

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4. The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (5)Get Outmeets Holly Jackson in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee.

Sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston sees dead people everywhere. But he can’t decide what’s worse: being a medium forced to watch the dead play out their last moments on a loop or being at the mercy of racist teachers as one of the few Black students at St. Clair Prep. Both are a living nightmare he wishes he could wake up from. But things at St. Clair start looking up with the arrival of another Black student–the handsome Allister–and for the first time, romance is on the horizon for Jake.

Unfortunately, life as a medium is getting worse. Though most ghosts are harmless and Jake is always happy to help them move on to the next place, Sawyer Doon wants much more from Jake. In life, Sawyer was a troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school before taking his own life. Now he’s a powerful, vengeful ghost and he has plans for Jake. Suddenly, everything Jake knows about dead world goes out the window as Sawyer begins to haunt him. High school soon becomes a different kind of survival game–one Jake is not sure he can win.

5. All These Bodies by Kendare Blake

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (6)Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation.

Summer 1958. A gruesome killer plagues the Midwest, leaving behind a trail of bodies completely drained of blood.

Michael Jensen, an aspiring journalist whose father happens to be the town sheriff, never imagined that the Bloodless Murders would come to his backyard. Not until the night the Carlson family was found murdered in their home. Marie Catherine Hale, a diminutive fifteen-year-old, was discovered at the scene—covered in blood. She is the sole suspect in custody.

Michael didn’t think that he would be part of the investigation, but he is pulled in when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to. As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?

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6. Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (7)What the heart desires, the house destroys…

Andromeda is a debtera—an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye.

When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire her, Andromeda quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn, and that Magnus is hiding far more than she has been trained for. Death is the most likely outcome if she stays, but leaving Magnus to live out his curse alone isn’t an option.

Evil may roam the castle’s halls, but so does a burning desire.

7. What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (8)Eleanor Zarrin has been estranged from her wild family for years. When she flees boarding school after a horrifying incident, she goes to the only place she thinks is safe: the home she left behind. But when she gets there, she struggles to fit in with her monstrous relatives, who prowl the woods around the family estate and read fortunes in the guts of birds.

Eleanor finds herself desperately trying to hold the family together — in order to save them all, Eleanor must learn to embrace her family of monsters and tame the darkness inside her.

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Exquisitely terrifying, beautiful, and strange, this fierce gothic fantasy will sink its teeth into you and never let go.

8. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (9)Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.

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9. The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (10)The Dark has been waiting–and it won’t stay hidden any longer.

Something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn’t normal, and all fingers point to TV’s most popular ghost hunters who have just come to town.

Logan Ortiz-Woodley, daughter of TV’sParaSpectors, has never been to Snakebite before. But the moment she and her dads arrive, she starts to get the feeling that there’s more than ghosts plaguing this small town. Ashley Barton’s boyfriend was the first teen to go missing, and she’s felt his ghost following her ever since. Although everyone shuns the Ortiz-Woodleys, the mysterious Logan may be the only person who can help Ashley get some answers.

When Ashley and Logan team up to figure out who–or what–is haunting Snakebite, their investigation reveals truths about the town, their families, and themselves that neither of them are ready for. As the danger intensifies, they realize that their growing feelings for each other could be a light in the darkness.

10. The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (11)Tress Montor’s family used to mean something—until she didn’t have a family anymore. When her parents disappeared seven years ago while driving her best friend home, Tress lost everything. The entire town shuns her now that she lives with her drunken, one-eyed grandfather at what locals refer to as the “White Trash Zoo.”

Felicity Turnado has it all: looks, money, and a secret. One misstep could send her tumbling from the top of the social ladder, and she’s worked hard to make everyone forget that she was with the Montors the night they disappeared. Felicity has buried what she knows so deeply thatshecan’t even remember what it is . . . only that she can’t look at Tress without feeling shame and guilt.

But Tress has a plan. A Halloween costume party at an abandoned house provides the ideal situation for Tress to pry the truth from Felicity—brick by brick—as she slowly seals her former best friend into a coal chute. Tress will have her answers—or settle for revenge.

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11. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (12)It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii.

Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.

Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss, returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

12. Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Lisa Sterle

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Pretty Little LiarsmeetsTeen Wolfin this sharply funny, and patriarchy-smashing graphic novel from author Maggie Tokuda-Hall and artist Lisa Sterle. When the new girl is invited to join her high school’s most popular clique, she can’t believe her luck—and she can’t believe their secret, either.

When Becca transfers to a high school in an elite San Francisco suburb, she’s worried she’s not going to fit in. To her surprise, she’s immediately adopted by the most popular girls in school. At first glance, Marley, Arianna, and Mandy are perfect. But at a party under a full moon, Becca learns that they also have a big secret.

Becca’s new friends are werewolves. Their prey? Slimy boys who take advantage of unsuspecting girls. Eager to be accepted, Becca allows her friends to turn her into a werewolf, and finally, for the first time in her life, she feels like she truly belongs.

But then things get complicated. As their pack begins to buckle under the pressure, their moral high ground gets muddier and muddier—and Becca realizes that she might have feelings for one of her new best friends.

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13. This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (14)I am not welcome. Somehow I know that. Something doesn’t want me here.

Daffodil Franklin has plans for a quiet summer before her freshman year at college, and luckily, she’s found the job that can give her just that: housesitting a mansion for a wealthy couple.

But as the summer progresses and shadows lengthen, Daffodil comes to realize the house is more than it appears. The spacious home seems to close in on her, and as she takes the long road into town, she feels eyes on her the entire way, and something tugging her back.

What Daffodil doesn’t yet realize is that her job comes with a steep price. The house has a long-ago grudge it needs to settle . . . and Daffodil is the key to settling it.

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14. House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (15)Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.

As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.

The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years.

15. Horrid by Katrina Leno

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (16)Following her father’s death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor’s doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone…and more tormented.

As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident “bad seed,” struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane’s mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won’t reveal why. Then Jane discovers that the “storage room” her mom has kept locked isn’t for storage at all–it’s a little girl’s bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appears….

Is it grief? Mental illness? Or something more…horrid?

16. Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (17)Things I know about Harrow Lake:
1. It’s where my father shot his most disturbing slasher film.
2. There’s something not right about this town.

Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker–she thinks nothing can scare her.

But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she’s quickly packed off to live with a grandmother she’s never met in Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father’s most iconic horror movie was shot. The locals are weirdly obsessed with the film that put their town on the map–and there are strange disappearances, which the police seem determined to explain away.

And there’s someone–or something–stalking her every move.

The more Lola discovers about the town, the more terrifying it becomes. Because Lola’s got secrets of her own. And if she can’t find a way out of Harrow Lake, they might just be the death of her.

17. The Haunted by Danielle Vega

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (18)Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She plans on laying low, but when she’s suddenly welcomed into the popular crowd at school, things don’t go as expected.

Hendricks learns from her new friends that the fixer-upper her parents are so excited about is notorious in town. Local legend says it’s haunted. Hendricks doesn’t believe it. Until she’s forced to. Blood-curdling screams erupt from the basement, her little brother wakes up covered in scratches, and something, or someone pushes her dad down the stairs. With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don’t take her first.

18. A Blade So BlackbyL.L. McKinney

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (19)The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, shehas tofind the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head… literally.

19. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (20)Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

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Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

20. Ten by Gretchen McNeil

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (21)Ten teens. Three days. One killer.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message:Vengeance is mine.And things only get worse from there.

With a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the outside world . . . so when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one, there’s no escape. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on one another, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?

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21. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (22)Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t alwaysstaydead.

The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?

Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves.

22. The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (23)Lucy Acosta’s mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They’re inseparable—a family.

When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she’s ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother’s voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin’s sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.

23. The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters

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Lush and chilling, with razor-sharp edges and an iron core of hope, this bewitching, powerhouse novel of two girls fighting back against the violence the world visits on them will stun and enchant readers.

Girls have been going missing in the woods…

When Natasha’s sister disappears, Natasha desperately turns to Della, a local girl rumored to be a witch, in the hopes that magic will bring her sister home.

But Della has her own secrets to hide. She thinks the beast who’s responsible for the disappearances is her own mother—who was turned into a terrible monster by magic gone wrong.

Natasha is angry. Della has little to lose. Both are each other’s only hope.

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24. Last Things by Jacqueline West

24 Books to Read After You Watch 'Fear Street' | Epic Reads (25)High school senior Anders Thorson is unusually gifted. His band, Last Things, is legendary in their northern Minnesota hometown. With guitar skills that would amaze even if he weren’t only eighteen, Anders is the focus of head-turning admiration. And Thea Malcom, a newcomer to the insular town, is one of his admirers. Thea seems to turn up everywhere Anders goes: gigs at the local coffeehouse, guitar lessons, even in the woods near Anders’s home.

When strange things start happening to Anders, blame immediately falls on Thea. But is she trying to hurt him? Or save him? Can he trust a girl who doesn’t seem to know the difference between dreams and reality? And how much are they both willing to sacrifice to get what they want?

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WhichFear Street book rec are you picking up first? Let us know in the comments!

FAQs

What books do the Fear Street movies follow? ›

Particularly, the film trilogy takes inspiration from three of these books that make up the so-called "Fear Street Saga": 1993's The Betrayal, The Secret and The Burning.

Does the fear street trilogy follow the books? ›

Netflix's Fear Street trilogy may not be based on any one book from R.L. Stine's bestselling book series of the same name, but according to the author himself, the creative team involved have captured the essence of them — each movie is set in a different year (1994, 1978, and 1666), each one follows a different set of ...

What order do you read the Fear Street books? ›

Fear Street Books in Order: Original Series
  • The New Girl (1989)
  • The Surprise Party (1989)
  • The Overnight (1989)
  • Missing (1990)
  • The Wrong Number (1990)
  • The Sleepwalker (1990)
  • Haunted (1990)
  • Halloween Party (1990)
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Are the Fear Street movies accurate to the books? ›

This film trilogy isn't adapting the plot of a specific book, but rather the tone of the entire series. “They're not really based concretely in the book,” explains Janiak. “Mostly, I think I would endeavor to stay true to the spirit of the books, which was kind of subversive and edgy for teenage readers.

Is Fear Street 4 coming out? ›

There may be no plans yet, but director Leigh Janiak has already expressed interest in making more Fear Street films. If production for Fear Street 4 somehow pushed through in secret, we may be seeing the movie come out sometime in late 2022 to early 2023.

How many Fear Street books are there total? ›

We're just going to list the original Fear Street books for now - but if you do manage to plow through all 51 novels then several spin-offs such as Fear Street Sagas and Ghosts of Fear Street are available.

Are Deena and Sam in the Fear Street books? ›

Loosely based on the classic 1990s book series by R.L. Stine, Fear Street centers on Deena and Sam. Both are queer, but while Deena is essentially forced out of the closet because of her choice in clothes and music, Sam is straight passing.

Which Fear Street movie is the scariest? ›

1 Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Interestingly, the final installment of the Fear Street trilogy was the strongest. Fear Street Part Three: 1666 takes viewers back to 1666 to discover the origins of the curse.

Are Fear Street and stranger things connected? ›

Beyond featuring a few of the same actors, the horror trilogy and Stranger Things share another surprising connection. The director of Fear Street, Leigh Janiak, is married to Ross Duffer, one half of the Duffer Brothers who created Stranger Things.

What age is Fear Street for? ›

So, while the Fear Street trilogy is based on books geared toward a young adult audience, the movies aren't for kids. They're for older teens and will likely have crossover appeal for adult horror watchers, as well.

Why is it called Fear Street? ›

The title of the series comes from the name of a fictional street in Shadyside, which was named after the Fear family. Their name was originally spelled as Fier; after being told that the family was cursed and that the letters could be rearranged to spell "fire", Simon Fier changed it to Fear in the 19th century.

Is Fear Street books for adults? ›

Effectively, Fear Street is PG-13 horror: you may groan about it as an adult, but it's also where a lot of people discover their love of the genre.

Is Netflix making more Fear Street? ›

According to Bloody Disgusting, Netflix is indeed working on producing more Fear Street movies, with the outlet's sources confirming that the streamer is currently “very deep into development.” Further details about the potential sequels are still being kept under wraps.

What Fear Street character am I? ›

The Fear Street Trilogy

Is Fear Street better than Goosebumps? ›

While Goosebumps may feature a more original horror story, Fear Street does a much better job at paying homage to several of the iconic slasher films that came before it. The most obvious is Wes Craven's Scream, namely due to the likeness between Ghostface and Skull Mask.

What is Kate's last name in Fear Street? ›

Kate Schmidt is one of the main protagonist of the Netflix dark horror film Fear Street: 1994.

Who picked up the book at the end of Fear Street? ›

Ziggy inherits the book when her sister Cindy dies in hopes of one day defeating the curse on Shadyside.

Who is the girl in Fear Street? ›

The Fear Street Trilogy

Will there be another Fear Street movie? ›

Fear Street Part One: 1994 debuted in July 2021, with Fear Street Part Two: 1978 released the following week and Fear Street Part Three: 1666 released the week after. Now, it sounds as though there might be a part four… and the folks at Bloody Disgusting” seemingly confirm the rumors that it's "deep in development."

How Many Fear Street parts will there be? ›

In 2021, Netflix launched a three-part series of feature-length films titled Fear Street, all taking place over a span of three centuries.

How do I find a book by plot? ›

There are many websites that not only give you suggestions for new books according to your taste, but also help you conduct a book search by the plot.
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When you have almost given up on finding a book, head to book databases, such as:
  1. Abebook's Book Sleuth.
  2. The Library of Congress.
  3. Amazon's Advanced Book Search.
  4. Worldcat.

Is Deena a descendant of Sarah Fier? ›

One Reddit user has theorized that Deena may be a direct descendent of Sarah Fier, who died 300 years earlier. The theory points to the fact that Deena's nose bled just before Sam's car accident, which caused Sam to bleed on the witch's grave.

What do the nosebleeds mean in Fear Street? ›

Like the Netflix series, 1994 seemingly uses bloody noses to show something is being drained out of the person with the nosebleed. The blood coming from Sam is clearly a result of her connection to Sarah Fier, but the actual nosebleeds could be a reversal of Eleven's situation.

What is Sam's last name in Fear Street? ›

At the center of the story is Samantha Fraser, a queer Sunnyvale cheerleader who becomes the target of a vengeful witch who wreaks havoc over Shadyside. If Sam seems familiar to you, there's a chance you may have seen her on screen before.

Is Fear Street ok for a 12 year old? ›

Is Fear Street: Part One 1994 for kids? Fear Street: Part One 1994 is rated R, which means it's not for kids. All of the Fear Street movies will be on Netflix; however, if you were heading to a movie theater, kids under six wouldn't be allowed to watch. There are brutal slayings, people!

What berries did they eat in Fear Street 1666? ›

There's some clever continuity in the nicknames that the characters give to their mind-altering drugs, too. In the 1994 story, Kate (Julia Rehwald) cheekily refers to the pills she sells as blueberries. In 1666, kids try to get hallucinatory berries from the mysterious widow.

Is Fear Street scary or funny? ›

In terms of suspense and jump scares, the film is pretty compelling. And then there's the blood and guts factor. That's what gained the films their R ratings, and in terms of gory terror, the movies deliver.

Where is Shadyside mall filmed? ›

In March 2019, filming began in Atlanta and East Point, Georgia. Several vacant storefronts in the North DeKalb Mall in Georgia were renovated so that they could be used for filming. Casual Corner, Software Etc., B.

What is Fear Street connected to? ›

Is there a connection between Fear Street and Stranger Things? The most obvious connection between the two releases is Sadie Sink, who made her debut as Maxine Mayfield in the second season of Stranger Things, which was released in 2017. The actor took on a major role in 2019's third season.

How old is Sadie Sink? ›

Why is fear an 18? ›

Parents need to know that Fear is a "creepy boyfriend" thriller in the Cape Fear and Fatal Attraction mode, but geared toward teens. It's filled with violence, including fighting, use of weapons, murder, and a severed dog head. Teens are seen kissing and exploring in a sexual way, and eventually having sex.

What age is r? ›

R: Restricted, Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian. This rating means the film contains adult material such as adult activity, harsh language, intense graphic violence, drug abuse and nudity.

Is Fear Street 1994 Inappropriate? ›

The MPAA rated Fear Street Part 1: 1994 R for strong bloody violence, drug content, language and some sexual content.

How old is Sarah Fier Fear Street? ›

The character is played by 28-year-old actress Elizabeth Scopel and she has portrayed Sarah across all three installments.

What state is Shadyside in Fear Street? ›

Southerners may recognize some scenes in the "Fear Street" trilogy, even though they are set in the fictional town of Shadyside, Ohio. That's because several towns in Georgia doubled for Shadyside when the Netflix trilogy was filmed.

Who was the villain in Fear Street? ›

Lucifer, also known as Satan or simply The Devil, is the unseen overarching antagonist of Netflix's horror trilogy Fear Street, based on R.L Stine's book series of the same name. He is the demonic ruler of Hell who made a deal with Solomon Goode, an outcast member of a really powerful family in the old year of 1666.

Why is Fear Street so popular? ›

Taking the Genre Back to its Roots

One reason the Fear Street films work so well, is because they take the genre back to its roots, while feeling nostalgically like great horror movies from the past, like Scream, Halloween and more recently, It Follows.

Is eye candy a book? ›

Eye Candy: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – September 28, 2004.

Are the Fear Street books gory? ›

But they're all very, very gory, with axes being thrust into skulls and creative kills that would fit right into the “Saw” or “Final Destination” franchises. If the goal of the “Fear Street” films is to get children into horror, the shock value throughout all three may prove to be too much for younger audiences.

Why is Fear Street Rated R? ›

MPAA explanation: Strong bloody violence, drug content, language and some sexual content.

Where was Fear Street filmed? ›

Where was Fear Street Part One: 1994 Filmed? Fear Street Part One: 1994 was filmed in Atlanta, East Point, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Lithonia and North Dekalb Mall. The complete list of the locations with latitude and longitude coordinates are listed below in the table.

Who are the monsters in Fear Street? ›

Fear Street: The 10 Best Villains In The Trilogy, Ranked
  • 3 Ruby Lane.
  • 4 Skull Mask. ...
  • 5 Tommy Slater. ...
  • 6 Pastor Cyrus Miller. ...
  • 7 The Grifter. ...
  • 8 The Milkman. ...
  • 9 Billy Barker. ...
  • 10 Sarah Fier. ...
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Which Fear Street movie is first? ›

The first movie, Fear Street: 1994, introduced viewers to Shadyside, Ohio, and its sinister, serial killer-ridden history. Fear Street 1-3 follow Shadyside teens Deena, Sam, Josh, Simon, and Kate, as they come face-to-face with the town's most notorious killers from history.

How many books does R.L. Stine have? ›

R. L. Stine

How many books did R.L. Stine sell? ›

Along with Goosebumps, Stine wrote various other popular series such as Fear Street and has written over 300 books, which have sold over 400 million copies worldwide.

Where is R.L. Stine now? ›

Stine lives in New York City.

Is the Fear Street movie based on a true story? ›

A real Shadyside, Ohio exists, but thankfully the violent history depicted in the films is fictional (the movies are based on R.L. Stine's popular Fear Street book series after all).

What are the Goosebumps books in order? ›

Goosebumps

Which Fear Street movie is the best? ›

1 Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Interestingly, the final installment of the Fear Street trilogy was the strongest. Fear Street Part Three: 1666 takes viewers back to 1666 to discover the origins of the curse.

Will there be another Fear Street movie? ›

Fear Street Part One: 1994 debuted in July 2021, with Fear Street Part Two: 1978 released the following week and Fear Street Part Three: 1666 released the week after. Now, it sounds as though there might be a part four… and the folks at Bloody Disgusting” seemingly confirm the rumors that it's "deep in development."

Is the Shadyside mall real? ›

Fear Street's Shadyside, Ohio is entirely fictional.

Why is it called Fear Street? ›

The title of the series comes from the name of a fictional street in Shadyside, which was named after the Fear family. Their name was originally spelled as Fier; after being told that the family was cursed and that the letters could be rearranged to spell "fire", Simon Fier changed it to Fear in the 19th century.

How did nurse Lane see Tommy's name? ›

Why was Tommy Slater targeted? Slater is attacked by Nurse Lane after she claims to have seen his name on a wall. Later in the film, the teens discover his name is indeed on a cave wall amongst the names of other town killers, including Nurse Lane's daughter, Ruby Lane.

What is the longest Goosebumps book? ›

Weirdo Halloween has over 34,000 words with two hundred and fourteen (214) pages, making it the longest Goosebumps book ever.

What age group is Goosebumps books for? ›

Reading level is 7+, but scariness level is 8+

Is Goosebumps real story? ›

Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novels by American author R. L. Stine, published by Scholastic Publishing. The stories follow child characters, who find themselves in scary situations, usually involving monsters and other supernatural elements.

What Fear Street character am I? ›

The Fear Street Trilogy

Why is Fear Street so good? ›

Fear Street is praised by the LGBTQ+ community for its accurate representation of a lesbian couple, instead of making the characters' story revolve around sexuality and gaining acceptance. Deena's relationship with her girlfriend, Sam, is built throughout the story.

Who is the Fear Street killer? ›

Ryan Torres (Skull Mask) - 1994

Skull Mask is the first of the Fear Street killers introduced, and he's certainly one of the most memorable. The opening scene of Fear Street: 1994 shows the Shadyside Mall Massacre enacted by high school graduate and mall employee Ryan Torres.

Who picked up the book at the end of Fear Street? ›

Ziggy inherits the book when her sister Cindy dies in hopes of one day defeating the curse on Shadyside.

Are Fear Street and stranger things connected? ›

Beyond featuring a few of the same actors, the horror trilogy and Stranger Things share another surprising connection. The director of Fear Street, Leigh Janiak, is married to Ross Duffer, one half of the Duffer Brothers who created Stranger Things.

Who is the girl in Fear Street? ›

The Fear Street Trilogy

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