The Best Cover Lines from R.L. Stine’s FEAR STREET series

If you lived through the ’90s, you’re probably familiar with teen and pre-teen thriller author R.L. Stine. His Goosebumps and Fear Street series graced the shelves of many a 5th grader, and the covers are a study in early to mid-’90s fashion.

Included with almost every nostalgia-inducing Fear Street cover was a line intended to pull the potential reader further in and start unraveling the horrific mystery each book had to offer. Here is a list of the best cover lines from R.L. Stine’s Fear Street. They’re pretty special.

Sunburn: The perfect tan…or the perfect murder?

College Weekend: She was just dying to visit her boyfriend…

One Evil Summer: Chrissy is perfect—perfectly evil.

Wrong Number 2: Call waiting…to kill!

Final Grade: Will Lily get an A+ in murder?

First Date: That’s when he always kills them.

The Knife: In this hospital people are dying…to get out!

Silent Night: Happy holidays—you’re dead!

The Boy Next Door: They were flirting—with death.

Ski Weekend: It was a perfect setting—for murder!

The Secret Bedroom: Don’t open that door!

All Night Party: Party till you drop…dead.

And, perhaps the best and most mind-numbingly puzzling of all:

Cat: C-A-T spells murder.

Alice Burton: Chicagoan and aspiring cryptozoologist Alice Burton has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and is an Archives Assistant with the Frances Willard Historical Society. When not booking or historying, she is singing soprano wherever people will have her. She will watch any documentary on Neanderthals or giant extinct animals, and has a Stockholm Syndrome-like love for Chicago and its winters. Blog: Reading Rambo Twitter: @itsalicetime