Scariest Goosebumps Books

Which Of RL Stines Books Gave You The Most Goosebumps?

The Top Ten

1 Welcome to Dead House

Really Scary - TriggerTrashKid

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

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2 Cuckoo Clock of Doom

Amazing - TriggerTrashKid

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

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

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3 A Night In Terror Tower

I only read the series THE SCARIEST PLACE ON EARTH.

big twist

Creepy - TriggerTrashKid

Scary sonding actrelly really sary sonding

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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

It wasn't scary at all but it was good though

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

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

First goosebumps book. End was Damn terrifying for me.

I am with you.

7 Night of the Living Dummy

Slappy and haunted mask are the scariest of all time

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 Newcomers

? Streets of Panic Park


? The Ghost of Slappy

This book gave me nightmares for a week

The Contenders

11 Monster Blood

It was like the blob

12 One Day at HorrorLand

Oh yah - TriggerTrashKid

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?

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16 The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

Best book ever

The most horror one

Best one ever!

This is some pretty scary stuff! 😎

17 Horror at Camp Jellyjam

It's the best book ever

This one is scary

18 Ghost Beach

The Best goosebumps book

Very very scary awesome ending - TriggerTrashKid

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.

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

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19 Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

Creeps! - TriggerTrashKid

This was really scary

20 Deep Trouble

This was like jaws it's scary

21 The Ghost Next Door

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.

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

22 Be Careful What You Wish For...
23 The Girl Who Cried Monster

I seen the episode it was gross we had to turn it off

My first book ever.
Really liked this one.
The twist was susprising
I did not see it coming that mr mortaman would be the main villain
Just like I did not see coming the parents would be monsters

The real episode was scary

24 The Haunted Mask

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

This was so not scary and indeed retarded.

25 It Came from Beneath the Sink

It Came for Beneath the Sink and the Pink

DEEZ NUTS came from beneath the eink

26 The Wizard of Ooze

This literally sent chills down my spine

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!

Loved it!

27 Zombie Halloween

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

28 Night of the Living Dummy II

I have read it, my favorite part is when Dennis punches Slappy and cracks open his head

I think it was good

The part when after she put slappy in the sewers and when she was in her room was so scary. She found footsteps leading to her bed, looked under her bed and didn't find anything, and then Slappy just randomly appear behind her in her room.

29 Return of the Mummy
30 Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum

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!

I used to read this when I was a kid

31 Phantom of the Auditorium

This story smells like ass

32 The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

Great book - TriggerTrashKid

Harmless swamp hermit.

33 The Headless Ghost

31 & 32 chapters are really scary.

34 Attack of the Mutant

I pretty good

sooo lame.

35 Slappy New Year!
36 Monster Blood IV

This one made me laugh.

37 Deep Trouble II
38 Diary of a Mad Mummy

Scared me that I had nightmares...

39 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

40 The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena

It's good - TriggerTrashKid

This always creeped me out.

41 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

42 My Hairiest Adventure


Puberty is horrifying

This one spooked me

This book actually hurt me

43 Calling All Creeps

Pretty creepy book and the episode was bit disturbing

Worst ending

44 Stay Out of the Basement

The details Stine gives of the plants is really creepy. They all move, slowly, grabbing onto random things and groaning, as if a call for help. Then there’s the fact that they are a human-plant hybrid. Then there’s the fact that the main characters can't trust their own father because he himself is a plant intending to probably turn them into fertilizer for the other less sentient plants.

45 The Beast From the East

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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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