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.