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Writer Hired to Pen Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’

The heyday of R.L. Stine’s career may have seemingly been in the 1990s, but with the feature adaptation of Goosebumps hitting theaters back in 2015 and a sequel on the way next year, you could almost say that Stine is more relevant than ever before. He continues to churn out new books at a steady clip, and now an adaptation of his Fear Street line is headed our way!

As we relayed last week, Stine took to Twitter recently to let his fans know that pre-production had begun on 20th Century Fox’s Fear Street movie. “Now we are waiting for a good script,” Stine tweeted, adding that we should “watch for it next year.” Today brings an update on the project, as Tracking Board reports that a writer has been hired.

Kyle Killen (Scenic Route) will write the script for Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

Stine noted last week that the movie will tell an original Fear Street story, and that “there may be more than one movie.”

In 1989, three years before Goosebumps came onto the scene and made him a household name, R.L. Stine launched the lesser-known series of books, Fear Street. Taking place in the fictional city of Shadyside, Ohio, the teen-oriented Fear Street books pit teenagers up against adversaries both human and paranormal, and a total of 52 stories comprised the original line.



  • HarryWarden

    Instead of doing an original story, why not adapt the Cheerleader or Silent Night books into a movie?

  • Hmm, that choice makes me feel like they’re actually going for something a bit edgier. I’m excited to see how this develops.

  • Khy

    Kyle Killen is pretty damn attractive. Interesting choice. I just hope they aren’t going comedic. The books may be silly and haven’t aged well but I still like the creepy atmosphere Shadyside and the Fear family always had.

    I’ve been on a really weird 90s’ Young Adult Horror binge with my father. I read through several Fear Streets, then my father and I read all 15 of the Nicholas Pine Terror Academy books, and now we’re into some Christopher Pike; his Chain Letter series with his Final Friends Trilogy set to be read afterward.

    Then we just have a SHIT ton of other 90s horror young adult paperbacks we ordered that we haven’t dived in yet. Some are shit and some are amazing- but it’s so much fun to revisit.

  • Lirabelle

    Funny this should pop up right as I finish hunting down the older Fear Street Saga books that I was missing.

  • Stefan Heikel

    I believe Shayside was actually located in New England.

  • lostboy408

    Just do the shadyside origins and call it a day

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