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Goosebumps author R.L. Stine returns to Fear Street

From the Best of Q: R.L. Stine says overprotective adults too often deprive kids of a good scare.
Author R.L. Stine tapped the imagination of Gen-Y with his wildly popular horror fiction novels including: Fear Street, Goosebumps, Most Ghastly and his most recent Fear Street. (Ed Bailey/Associated Press)

In a conversation from the Best of Q, R.L. Stein — the "Stephen King of children's literature" — joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss his 20-year hiatus from scaring children silly. He also shares how grown-up 90s kids on Twitter helped revive his classic teen horror franchise, Fear Street

The best-selling author notes that the scariest things are timeless, explains the link between humour and horror, and argues that shielding young readers from horror is anti-kid. 

"I think there are a lot of people in the world who don't want kids to have fun," he laughs.
 

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