Scariest Goosebumps Books

Which Of RL Stines Books Gave You The Most Goosebumps?

The Top Ten

1 Welcome to Dead House

Best goosebumps book and the first goosebumps book, this will surely give you a thrilling experience and scare you such you won't be able to sleep... SCARIEST GOOSEBUMPS BOOK OF ALL TIME!

It is the most scariest book of all! And I read it as the first book of the goosebumps series... It really gave me the goosebumps and I could not sleep for three days...

It is the scariest goosebumps book

It's Cool

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2 Cuckoo Clock of Doom

Amazing Book! I couldn't sleep for 2 days and I didn't look at the Clock for a few months until I thought it was Safe

Very clever and underrated book. Also surprisingly scary! It's almost like an episode of the Twilight Zone. - Bluejay3

It's not that scary. I think every goosebumps book besides my hairiest adventure is scarier.

Gave me nightmares as a kid

3 A Night In Terror Tower

This one freaked me out, and I could not sleep 4 like, week

This was definitely one of the eerie ones, but had a great plot to it.

Totally awesome full of scariness

The best goosebump book

4 I Live In Your Basement

People turn inside out in great detail. Goosebumps don't get much scarier than that! - mtndewlord

Disgusting but scary

This sounds scary

Scary and sick

5 Say Cheese and Die

So scary I mean wow

Not scary, but the best story ever!

This book was not that scary. It was fantastic though.

6 The Haunted School

First goosebumps book. End was Damn terrifying for me.

It's a good book but kept me up for a week

I am with you.

7 Night of the Living Dummy

This wasn't scary! However it is the best goosebumps book.

I feel the same


8 Stay Out of Basement

I watched the episode way back in first grade. That's the first time I ever heard about Goosebumps. The scenes with the basement plants and Margaret and Casey entering the basement creeped me out a lot. My friends cried a lot!

This one is the scariest one for me at least

End is so scary

9 A Shocker On Shock Street

The book was cool.

Awesome ending

This is one of those Goosebumps books with everything in it; Skeletens, Giant Praying Mantises, Zombies, Werewolves, Robots...
RL Stine went went crazy with this one and it turned out pretty awesome!

10 How I Got My Shrunken Head

Being stuck on a jungle island with mad scientists who want to kill you and shrink your head! Can't get much scarier than that!

Totally awesome

The Contenders

11 Monster Blood

It was like the blob

12 One Day at HorrorLand

When you read this one you feal like the monsters are in your bedroom

This wasn't very scary, but it was awesome!

This book was not only scary but most iconic book that is ever made. Because of merchandise, spin-offs, games, etc. were everything throught out history.

13 Piano Lessons Can Be Murder

I haven't read this one but it should be #1 two of my friends read this and said a kid went into in attic and saw a piano teacher playing piano and her skin peeled off quickly

The cover reminds me of lets get invisible and my invisible friend

14 Beware the Snowman

The way he described the snowmen was creepy. I also really like the setting in this one.

This isn't scary at all. I accidentally voted on it. - RalphBob

Really good book

15 Ghost Camp

Curse of the mummy's tomb and how I got my shrunken head is higher than this? Kid stabs himself with a pole in the foot, girl sticks her hand into the fire, oh yeah How I got my Shrunken Head sucks. - spodermanfan1000

This one was really scary

Remember the ghost girl?

Crazy scary

16 The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

The most horror one

Best book ever

Best one ever!

This is some pretty scary stuff! 😎

17 Ghost Beach

This should be number 1, I had nightmares as a kid when I read this. I even slept with the light on.

I borrowed the book from the library and I read it. As a kid, I was pretty freaked out by the ghost kids and the ghost in the cave. Even though it gave me nightmares(no joking) I still loved the plot and the book Vote for this

This one freaked me out like, a ghost is going to kill me

I know all goosebumps series are jokes. But if I should choose one this would be it. By far(in my opinion) this is the best effort Stine has made into his life as a writer.

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18 Horror at Camp Jellyjam

This one is scary

19 Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

This was really scary

20 Deep Trouble

This was like jaws it's scary

21 The Ghost Next Door

I have read this book and it was a little less scary. Hannah is actually dead and Danny isn't so the shadowy figure tried to hurt Hannah! Geez, that frightened me when Hannah didn't touch Danny but Danny's arm goes through her! - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

This book made me pyrophobic. Kinda. I always blow out the scent candles in my house to make sure they wouldn't burn the house down like Hannah's house did. Yikes.

22 Be Careful What You Wish For...
23 The Haunted Mask

This was so not scary and indeed retarded.

The book should be number 1. The floating masks really wanted to point my gun in front of my T.V.. It's great.

24 The Girl Who Cried Monster

The real episode was scary

25 The Wizard of Ooze

This literally sent chills down my spine

Loved it!

Perfectly fantastic it was one of the best books I've ever read it's fanomonal and I'm just in love with it! I wish I could recommend this book to everyone! This is R.L Stine's masterpiece!

26 Zombie Halloween

Thos shoube the most scariest book. This book was so scary that it got on my nerves.

27 Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum

I used to read this when I was a kid

This has some of the scariest material I’ve ever seen from the Goosebumps series. For example, on one of the bad endings you can achieve, you get ripped to shreds and you body parts are scattered all over the room. Eyes, ears, fingers, chunks of flesh all over the room. The worst part is, your still alive, despite being torn into pieces!

28 Phantom of the Auditorium

This story smells like ass

29 Return of the Mummy
30 The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

Harmless swamp hermit.

31 The Headless Ghost

31 & 32 chapters are really scary.

32 It Came from Beneath the Sink

DEEZ NUTS came from beneath the eink

33 Slappy New Year!
34 Monster Blood IV

This one made me laugh.

35 Deep Trouble II
36 Diary of a Mad Mummy

Scared me that I had nightmares...

37 Let's Get Invisible!

So very very disturbing. Just when things seem back to normal bam mirror clon thing at the end... Freaky

Oh yeah so look scary. I almost laughed

38 The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena

This always creeped me out.

39 Attack of the Mutant

sooo lame.

40 Don't Go To Sleep!

My favorite goosebumps book

Was quite creepy

My teacher let me borrow this book. Poor matt. Every time he wakes up it is a nightmare. THIS BOOK IS VERY VERY EXTREAMLY CREEPY

41 My Hairiest Adventure

This one spooked me

This book actually hurt me

Puberty is horrifying

42 Calling All Creeps

Pretty creepy book and the episode was bit disturbing

Worst ending

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Top Remixes

1. Welcome to Dead House
2. Beware the Snowman
3. Say Cheese and Die
1. Cuckoo Clock of Doom
2. Welcome to Dead House
3. I Live In Your Basement


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