Three YA Horror Titles for Teens Tuning into "Fear Street" on Netflix

Hand these books to fans of the trilogy based on RL Stine's bestselling series.



Fear Street Trilogy

Netflix. Rated R Summer 2021.

This gory summer trilogy is based on RL Stine’s bestselling "Fear Street" series. There's a high nostalgia factor for millennials, and at least one of the movies stars Sadie Sink of Stranger Things fame. Fans of campy horror and slasher films are likely to be the most enthusiastic audience. 



Campfire by Shawn Sarles. Little, Brown. 2018.
Gr 9 Up–A camping trip takes a dark turn for white 16-year-old Maddie Davenport when scary stories being told around the campfire start coming true. Is there a killer in their midst? This gruesome horror novel will appeal to teens looking for summer scares.

His Hideous Heart: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined edited by Dahlia Adler. Flatiron. 2019.
Gr 9 Up–This diverse anthology of horror stories has a little something for everyone, with popular YA authors including Kendare Blake and Tiffany D. Jackson penning modern stories inspired by Poe's classic horror. Readers craving chilling thrills should try this creepy collection.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. Dutton. 2017.
Gr 9 Up–Makani Young, a biracial (Black and Native Hawaiian) teen, fears her secret past will be exposed as police investigate a series of murders in her Nebraska high school. Fans of the slasher genre will appreciate this fast-paced gory horror story.

Abby Johnson is the collection development leader at the Floyd County (IN) Library.

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