People who watch Netflix’s three Fear Street movies have a lot to keep them busy. There are over 50 books in the original series and many more in the follow-up series (New Fear Street, Return to Fright, Fear Street Cheerleaders, and so on). With the release of the Netflix movies, Fear Street Part 1: 19994, Fear Street Part 2: 1978, and Fear Street 3: 1666, there has been a lot more interest in these great books. Three movies have set the tone for this series. The Goosebumps series is also great, but it’s clearly aimed at a much younger audience than the Fear Street books. It’s only right that we go through all of the books in the series and look for more that would make good movies.
People have a lot of books, and there are a lot of good ones. With so many books, not all of them will stay with you. However, the ones that stay in our minds are the ones that are relatable in a way that our minds can’t forget. “10 Fear Street Books That Would Make Great Movies” is a list of “10 Fear Street Books That Would Make Great Movies” that we’ve put together for you.
The New Girl
“The New Girl,” which is the first book in the “Fear Street” series, uses a common trope that is used in a lot of the books. When he first sees Anna Corwin, Cory is in love. He must look for her because she quickly vanishes, and he must do it on his own. Cory is obsessed with his new love in just a few days. Cory has to go to Fear Street even if it puts his life in danger to find her. These stories are often about uncovering the mystery of who or what is being hidden. When there’s so much content, R.L. Stine doesn’t hide the fact that some parts of the story are going to be reused. Writing is so clever that by the time we realize we’ve read about the same thing in another Fear Street book, we don’t care. Find out what is going on!
A great title, right? And who doesn’t love a horror story that takes place in the woods, right? That’s what you get when we go to Camp Nightwing in the forest. It looks like there’s a vandal on the loose who has been leaving a clue in the shape of a red feather. Soon, Holly Flynn starts to look into what happened. She soon finds out that the killer is looking for her. “Lights Out” is the kind of Fear Street book that has worked with readers before, and it should work the same way with new fans. It has a solid setting that is familiar to most horror fans, especially because of Fear Street Part 2: 1978. In the beginning, we see a character who is afraid of bugs. At the end, we see her facing down a killer. This is a classic R.L. Stine book. It would be great if it were made into a movie. A tie-in to Fear Street Part 2: 1978 would make the whole thing even better. There has to be a way, right?
The Secret Bedroom
People love movies like Halloween and The Exorcist because they take place in the suburbs, which is where most people live. Setting a movie in a gothic castle or somewhere we don’t usually go is a good way to make it more interesting. Horror works best when it can be brought home with you. There is a home on Fear Street that Lea Carlson’s family moves into in the movie “The Secret Bedroom.” As you can guess, the place isn’t very welcoming. It’s weird, creepy, and even more weird when Lea finds an extra room upstairs in the attic. A rumor has it that someone was killed there. It all starts to get scary when Lea hears noises coming from the secret bedroom. No, I can’t. People might think of a home that looks drab, with creaking stairs and lots of dark blue and black colors. “The Secret Bedroom” could also be a cheap horror movie because it takes place in a house. Netflix, do you hear me?
In all the horror, nothing is better than when someone gets what they deserve. “Silent Night” is a short story on Fear Street. Reva Dalby is a girl who thinks she can get even more. She has everything and wants more. When her father owns a department store, it bears the name of the family. Reva doesn’t care about anyone else but herself. No amount of money can buy her out of this problem, and it’s not going to get any better. It’s safe to say that Reva’s happy holidays soon turn into a nightmare. At some point or another, all of the franchises start to get into the holiday spirit, it seems. I think it’s kind of like a “rite of passage,” because things like this naturally get older over time. The “Silent Night” books are perfect for a movie or limited series because of their spine-tingling horror scenes and cozy holiday feel. They also have other “Silent Night” books with this character.
The Wrong Number
Horror seems to work best when it can make us think about things we’ve all been through. That is never more clear than in this tasty Fear Street show, “The Wrong Number.” Chances are you’ve made (or been a part of) a prank call at some point. We all get called by the wrong number. Isn’t that the heart of this scary story? When Deena and Jade call boys and pretend to be people they’re not to have some fun? After that, Deena’s half-brother, Chuck, gets in on the act. He calls the wrong number… on Fear Street. As soon as the prank goes wrong, everyone’s lives are in danger. A film like this would be very cheap to make because a lot of it is done on phones. However, this book came out in 1990, long before cell phones were as common as front doors. So if the movie went back in time, the production costs might go up. Or maybe they keep it in 2021 and figure out a way to do it with phones. The movie “The Wrong Number” should be made.
I think that this new story from the master, like the Twilight movies that came before it, would likely start a new wave of young adult vampire stories. That’s not a bad thing. This story shows Matt, April, and Todd excited about a summer full of beach time. That’s not to say that R.L. Stine doesn’t know how to turn the best of times into the worst. When April and Todd start acting like vampires, Matt has to do everything he can to save both of them. We’re glad there are rules in this game. That might be the thing that saves everyone, not just Matt. The best thing about horror movies is that you don’t need to have a big name cast. In fact, it’s probably a good thing that there aren’t any well-known actors and actresses in this movie because it means you don’t have any preconceptions about what the movie is about. There are three “Goodnight Kiss” books, and, as we’ve seen with Fear Street Parts 1, 2, and 3, three IS the charm.
Fear Street Cheerleaders: The First Evil
They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Good things, like scary stories, happen when they come together. One needs the other. There are two sisters who want to be on the cheerleading squad at Shadyside High School. RL Stine has a way of making our characters regret the wish they’ve been given. A lot of students start dying, so now Corky and Bobby are living in a nightmare that is real. This means they have to stop a killer. They’ll have to go to Fear Street to do this. Something tells me this is a good recipe for streaming success: young people in trouble, blood, and a cheer squad.
As a psychological thriller, this book is different from R.L. Stine’s other books. This book is called “Fear Street.” When Emily reads this story, she looks up to her step-sister, Jessie. She also has many problems, but the worst one is that she steals from Emily and takes over her room. She is also very untrustworthy. Emily goes through Jessie’s diary and learns of an evil that can’t be described. All of this changes again when Emily finds out about it. In the end, Emily’s efforts to get people to believe that Jessie isn’t who she appears to be only make her stepsister’s web even tighter around her own. It’s hard to believe that R.L. Stine is a master of many things, but his ability to thread the needle of suspense in his stories is truly amazing and powerful! As much as it looks like a one-time movie of this Fear Street book would be the best way to go, I think “The Stepsister” could be turned into a TV show.
The Surprise Party
They work so well because each book is very different from the next. The characters are living great lives and then there is a big change. Some of the stories are very simple. Then there are the books that start with a tragedy, one that has just happened so the characters can remember it. This tragedy casts a dark cloud over the rest of the book. “The Surprise Party” is one of them. There is a murder in the woods of Fear Street. If you’ve seen the Netflix show, you know not to go there. After that, things only get worse. Meg, the main character, tries to get everyone together for a surprise party for a friend who left after some very scary events. Meg soon learns that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, as her life starts to be in danger over the party she’s planning. Setting a story around a surprise party means that it can be contained, which is good news for any studio or streaming service that wants to make a show about Fear Street. This is something that would be good for them. As a movie about R.L. Stine, “The Suprise Party” could be a classic. It has well-drawn characters that give actors a lot of room to act.