Before he gave us Goosebumps, Stine took us to Fear Street.
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.
Back in 2014, Stine brought the Fear Street line back to life after a near decade-long absence, and it was announced in 2015 that 20th Century Fox was developing a feature film adaptation of the books; that same year, the long-gestating feature adaptation of Goosebumps was released, so we can only assume its box office success paved the way for the eventual Fear Street movie.