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The second volume in an all-new Fear Street trilogy. Brandt thinks moving to Shadyside is great, but he hasn't heard the terrifying stories about his new home--99 Fear Street. He doesn't know about the headless bodies or bleeding walls. And he doesn't know that Cally Frasier still haunts the house and plans gruesome deaths for him and everyone close to him.


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The second volume in an all-new Fear Street trilogy. Brandt thinks moving to Shadyside is great, but he hasn't heard the terrifying stories about his new home--99 Fear Street. He doesn't know about the headless bodies or bleeding walls. And he doesn't know that Cally Frasier still haunts the house and plans gruesome deaths for him and everyone close to him.

30 review for The Second Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    (shan) Littlebookcove

    A spine chilling read that I remember well as a kid. Just as good as it was back when I read it as a kid! The second Installment of 99 Fear street. In this book we meet Brandt and his family the house 99 fear street still stands and its ready to unlock its morbid horror. I read these as a saga to my Retro horrors with books Have to say i enjoyed this.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ginger Woods

    Well, the first book was much, much better. This one just seemed so blah. I feel like reading these books is getting repetitive. A lot of the books have someone just revealing that (view spoiler)[they're dead (hide spoiler)] . The creepiest part was when they found the (view spoiler)[brothers body in the wall, finally (hide spoiler)] . The ending, was just lame :/ Well, the first book was much, much better. This one just seemed so blah. I feel like reading these books is getting repetitive. A lot of the books have someone just revealing that (view spoiler)[they're dead (hide spoiler)] . The creepiest part was when they found the (view spoiler)[brothers body in the wall, finally (hide spoiler)] . The ending, was just lame :/

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chelle

    Once again, that was fucked.

  4. 4 out of 5

    kylajaclyn

    Okay, the ending of this one is batshit insane. But I love it! The entire plot is essentially the same as the first one. More evil house shenanigans, combining Murder House and The Shining. Brandt, the new arrival to 99 Fear Street, has three girls instantly chasing him. Abbie, Jinny, and Meg. Jinny and Meg are actually close friends, but they (refreshingly) do not fight one another for Brandt. This could be because they are too busy being attacked by his house. First, Jinny has a glass explode Okay, the ending of this one is batshit insane. But I love it! The entire plot is essentially the same as the first one. More evil house shenanigans, combining Murder House and The Shining. Brandt, the new arrival to 99 Fear Street, has three girls instantly chasing him. Abbie, Jinny, and Meg. Jinny and Meg are actually close friends, but they (refreshingly) do not fight one another for Brandt. This could be because they are too busy being attacked by his house. First, Jinny has a glass explode on her in midair. She gets cuts all over her arms. Then a suit of armor falls on Meg. Brandt and his parents came to Shadyside from the island of Mapolo, and his dad is into artifacts and tribal magic and stuff like that. It’s really just a convenient plot device to give Cally something to hurt everyone with. Brandt shows Jinny and Meg his father’s blow dart gun, but when he goes outside to help his father and then comes back in, he finds the girls sitting in open-mouthed horror on the couch with darts in their necks. The doctor at the hospital says they will both survive, but we leave the book uncertain of their fates. Brandt has been Reading Cally’s diary as she updates it the whole time. She warns him that Abbie will be the next to die. So when Abbie unexpectedly shows up in his house, he quickly warns her about the evil of the house, telling her that she was right. But - and I totally called it! - Abbie is already aware of the evil of the house... because Abbie is actually Cally. So Cally uses one of Brandt’s dad’s hatchets and cracks open his skull... only to find that nothing happens. Brandt is already dead! Yep, Brandt died from a local tribe’s poison back on the island. However, he was kept “alive” by a sorcerer giving Brandt his life force. The sorcerer died and Brandt came back to life. But a grey ghostly figure has been following Brandt at school. And it turns out that that figure is the sorcerer, back to reclaim his life! As soon as Cally attempts to kill Brandt, the sorcerer sucks his life back and Brandt immediately “dies.” Cally expects his ghost will haunt the house with her, but she gets a terrible surprise when she sees that Brandt’s parents are carrying him away in a coffin. Also, James and the dog are found inside the wall! He has turned to a pile of bones. Strangely, though, he doesn’t haunt the house with Cally.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Fuzaila

    Nope, this was bad. Thank God it got over quickly. The prequel had been much better. In The Second Horror of The House of Evil trilogy, a family of three moves to the house at 99 Fear Street. It's been about a year since the Frasiers moved out. Feeling abandoned by her family, Cally Frasier's ghost has been waiting to take revenge on anyone who comes to live at the house next. The McCloys are in for trouble. Mr. McCloy is an anthropologist who collects rare antiques. His son Brandt has enrolled i Nope, this was bad. Thank God it got over quickly. The prequel had been much better. In The Second Horror of The House of Evil trilogy, a family of three moves to the house at 99 Fear Street. It's been about a year since the Frasiers moved out. Feeling abandoned by her family, Cally Frasier's ghost has been waiting to take revenge on anyone who comes to live at the house next. The McCloys are in for trouble. Mr. McCloy is an anthropologist who collects rare antiques. His son Brandt has enrolled in Shadyside High and is all set to have a fun year at school. And girls seems to magnate toward him. But Cally wants Brandt all for herself. What would happen to Brandt? What is the strange condition which makes him weak? Would Cally finally have a friend? The plot itself was ridiculous. Cally Frasier's character was just cruel. And all the fuss about Brandt's condition was getting to me when finally it was revealed and I was like WHAT???!! THAT IS JUST STUPID DUH 😑 (view spoiler)[Brandt had been dead for two years and had been living on another man's life force (hide spoiler)] R.L. Stine's characters have never appealed to me, but he has a way of making the readers curious enough. I guess I'll just read the third book and complete the trilogy, whatever happens.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lexie

    This sub-set of "Fear Street" was actually one of the few arcs that surprised and/or freaked me out (really only the "Historicals"/Fear family Sagas chilled me...for some reason Stine could think of a thousand and one ways to kill a person in olden times in terrifying ways) and despite having not read the first (or third) one in years I still had a decent enough working knowledge to muddle through this one unconfused. There's a few things to remember when you're reading a Fear Street novel so you This sub-set of "Fear Street" was actually one of the few arcs that surprised and/or freaked me out (really only the "Historicals"/Fear family Sagas chilled me...for some reason Stine could think of a thousand and one ways to kill a person in olden times in terrifying ways) and despite having not read the first (or third) one in years I still had a decent enough working knowledge to muddle through this one unconfused. There's a few things to remember when you're reading a Fear Street novel so you can actually enjoy them: The Idiot Quota is pretty high in Shadyside: Doesn't matter how many times the residents (new and old) are told NOT to do something, they'll do it. Because all those stories about Fear Street and the Fears could NEVER happen to them surely. Death or Injury by Fear is a legitimate insurance claim: Otherwise I can't see how the rest of the world hasn't come down like a ton of bricks on the "small town" of Shadyside for the ridiculous number of highly suspicious or improbable deaths of teens. Love is deadly so don't look for anything more then angst: Its very likely at least one of the participants is dead, cursed, the villain or has a previous/current significant other/stalker who won't let go and will kill to keep them. People don't trust the "Fears"...until they see the attractive ones: Mostly an ongoing problem in the "historicals" since the Fears bred an insane amount of highly attractive people despite folk in their family dying by the dozens each week. But the blinders seem to be on everyone's eyes if the bad guy is attractive in some manner. This book has a twist at the end that I completely forgot, which is good because once you know it you'll see all the obvious clues of it and that ruins some of the suspense in the book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Liliana

    Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book Cally is very excited to have some new blood move into her house for her to torment. I actually really liked that we got some evil Cally POV as she haunted Brandt and his family. It was pretty cool. But I still don't understand why she’s evil. Why?! But evil Cally is not even that evil, tbh. What she does is more like pranks. She is not very good at this killing thing. Lol. Speaking of Brandt, I did not like him. He almost reminded me of Bobby from Double Date , Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book Cally is very excited to have some new blood move into her house for her to torment. I actually really liked that we got some evil Cally POV as she haunted Brandt and his family. It was pretty cool. But I still don't understand why she’s evil. Why?! But evil Cally is not even that evil, tbh. What she does is more like pranks. She is not very good at this killing thing. Lol. Speaking of Brandt, I did not like him. He almost reminded me of Bobby from Double Date , just not nearly as bad. But he’s talking about how girls are throwing themselves at him left and right and how he probably will like it in Shadyside after all and just UGH! Shut up! So we don't really find out anything new about the house in this book, which sucked. But there was a really cool Brandt plot twist at the end that I did not see coming! Overall, it was kind of a meh book. I liked the plot twist at the end and I liked the evil Cally POV, but that’s pretty much it. There was one Cally plot twist I saw coming a mile away, and that’s never fun. It’s still not explained why Cally is suddenly evil, so I hope we finally find out in the next book! The Fear Street connection: Brandt moves into 99 Fear Street... Ooof.

  8. 5 out of 5

    paige turner ♡

    I really enjoyed this second book about the house on fear street. It had me wanting to know what was up with Brandt and what was this strange illness that made him seem so weak. It really wasn't what I was expecting that's for sure... But I still have questions, Mr. Stine who wrote this how many years ago? He probably doesn't even remember this tiny little series. I still don't understand how Cally died though. How did her brother get into the wall with his dog? And why was Brandt able to find Ja I really enjoyed this second book about the house on fear street. It had me wanting to know what was up with Brandt and what was this strange illness that made him seem so weak. It really wasn't what I was expecting that's for sure... But I still have questions, Mr. Stine who wrote this how many years ago? He probably doesn't even remember this tiny little series. I still don't understand how Cally died though. How did her brother get into the wall with his dog? And why was Brandt able to find James and his dog but Cally's family couldn't? What else is in the house with Cally? Why is she the only thing we read about tampering with other people. Like I get the whole build on a creepy burial ground with ghosts that have a grudge, but what happened before that? What am I missing? Other than that though I still had a lot of fun with it. I was hoping for some kind of answers regarding the first book, but I don't really have anything...Maybe the last book will tie everything together in a nice little package. I thought the diary thing was pretty cool. I mean if I could communicate with a ghost through a diary that would be pretty awesome. I'm sure this book was written way before Harry Potter, but I still think the idea is creepy in this sort of context. On to book number three. Let's see how this goes.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Marcec

    Oh man I totally remember this book from when I was a kid. I was obsessed with the Fear Street series, it was as close to adult horror novels as I got until I was like 14! If I'm right, this one involves a lot of voodoo practices. R.L. Stein was always able to pull of creative ideas in a short space. Definitely a nostalgia read for sure!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ivy

    Very creepy. Wouldn't want to live at 99 Fear Street. Poor Ezra. :-(. It was interesting to know what Brandt's condition was. Would recommend for anyone who is a fan of horror novels and R.L. Stine.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    This was horrible compared to the first one. Basically, nothing happened and the things that did were pretty underwhelming. There were a few twists. The first one I saw coming from a mile away, but the second one came out of nowhere. That entire reveal where (view spoiler)[Brandt detailed how he’d died and how his parents had hired a shaman/sorcerer to steal some drifter guy’s life force (hide spoiler)] was super dumb. I just found myself disappointed that I went through such a boring plot and t This was horrible compared to the first one. Basically, nothing happened and the things that did were pretty underwhelming. There were a few twists. The first one I saw coming from a mile away, but the second one came out of nowhere. That entire reveal where (view spoiler)[Brandt detailed how he’d died and how his parents had hired a shaman/sorcerer to steal some drifter guy’s life force (hide spoiler)] was super dumb. I just found myself disappointed that I went through such a boring plot and that lame ending was what I got.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lynn K.

    I usually shoot through these books in a day, but this one took me 3 days to read. It was because you pretty much already know what's going on from reading the first book. The same weird housekeeper and handyman get hired, weird stuff goes on in the house, and some of the plot points from the first book get resolved. I guessed all the twists except for the last one, which was BONKERS. Holy crap, I loved it and I wish that it was revealed earlier or that there were more clues pointing to it. Look I usually shoot through these books in a day, but this one took me 3 days to read. It was because you pretty much already know what's going on from reading the first book. The same weird housekeeper and handyman get hired, weird stuff goes on in the house, and some of the plot points from the first book get resolved. I guessed all the twists except for the last one, which was BONKERS. Holy crap, I loved it and I wish that it was revealed earlier or that there were more clues pointing to it. Looking forward to finishing up this series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Britt

    Brandt McCloy and his family have moved back to the US from the island of Mapolo where they spent many years living while Mr. McCloy, an anthropologist, studied the islands ritual magic. The family brought many of spiritual items...and a big secret to their new home. Their new haunted home with a vengeful ghost named Cally. While the ghost of Cally tries real hard to spook everyone, especially Brandt, she's the one who becomes frightened in the end. Those McCloys and their dirty secrets...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

    Okay so first off this books ending was insane. I've read a good majority of Stine books, but I had no idea what was going on near the end. This book had sad moments to downtight scary moments. It was good if I had to change anything id focus less on the him playing basketball stuff and the character sometimes came off as annoying to me, but overall a great October read 4 out of five stars for me

  15. 5 out of 5

    JC

    Maybe the weakest of the trilogy, this one still has some laugh-out-loud wtf moments. Not much of it is scary per se, but the ridiculous plot twists are enjoyable, and stand out among the monotony of the rest of the story. Read my full recap at ogwnostalgia.wordpress.com/second-horror Maybe the weakest of the trilogy, this one still has some laugh-out-loud wtf moments. Not much of it is scary per se, but the ridiculous plot twists are enjoyable, and stand out among the monotony of the rest of the story. Read my full recap at ogwnostalgia.wordpress.com/second-horror

  16. 4 out of 5

    Iliana Sandoval

    R.l Stine never disappoints, unexpected ending.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    I love this author what a blast from my past so much spine chilling fun lol .... :)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Oh plot twist! I remembered Brandt's little secret plot twist. Honestly that house should be burned to the ground or something. Let the spirits rest for heaven's sake LOL

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    The ending was ridiculous and so over the top. I loved it!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tanner Ashley

    Damn, Brandit is zombie player. Nice plot twist.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kati Polodna

    Oh! A little witch doctor action, all right!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Leander

    Better than the first horror. Cally's ghost still haunts 99 Fear Street. And when a new family moves in, they are in for a surprise. Or are they?

  23. 5 out of 5

    Moneezhay

    I read the first part like more than 10 years ago I guess and after that I couldn't find the other parts anywhere 🙈 But recently by chance I got hold of this book! I couldn't wait to read it. It was okayish to say the least but I loved the twist in the end.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    But...why? I definitely jinxed it by legitimately liking the first book in the series. I knew RL Stine would find a way to make an interesting premise bad. The first twist is obvious. The second one is eyeroll worthy. I can't wait to lose more brain cells reading the next book in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elusive

    ‘The Second Horror’ is the second installment in the 99 Fear Street series. After suffering a tragic fate, Cally Frasier remains trapped in the house as a vengeful ghost. She intends to wreck havoc on the new family that moves in – handsome Brandt and his unsuspecting parents. This book featured fewer creepy scenes compared to the first installment and most of the horror bits mirrored the ones which had been written before. Basically, it was all quite predictable and repetitive – objects suddenl ‘The Second Horror’ is the second installment in the 99 Fear Street series. After suffering a tragic fate, Cally Frasier remains trapped in the house as a vengeful ghost. She intends to wreck havoc on the new family that moves in – handsome Brandt and his unsuspecting parents. This book featured fewer creepy scenes compared to the first installment and most of the horror bits mirrored the ones which had been written before. Basically, it was all quite predictable and repetitive – objects suddenly moving by themselves and consequently resulting in some horrific injuries. Meanwhile, Cally was actually a tame ghost despite seeming to be full of anger and hatred. This time, the mother was never targeted and the focus was entirely on Brandt. The one thing I did enjoy was the revelation regarding Brandt’s mysterious condition. It’s unexpected and wacky yet it made sense. There was also somewhat of a twist towards the end – one that’s impossible to see coming unless you’ve managed to figure out his condition earlier on. This would have been a much better read if there had been more evidence of Cally’s bitterness and fury as well as a variety of scary moments. Plus, I found it ridiculous that Brandt kept inviting his friends over even though something bad always happened each time. Overall, ‘The Second Horror’ was a letdown as there was barely any horror and the writing left much to be desired. The first installment was definitely better than this.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Billy

    I originally read the 99 Fear Street trilogy back in 1994 when I was in the 7th grade. Like all Fear Street titles, the stories are written with a 80s horror vibe with twisted endings. "The Second Horror" is more of a teenage drama with a few scary elements tossed about, which includes the ghost of Cally Frasier (the teenager from the previous book). Overall, 99 Fear Street: The House Of Evil: The Second Horror is the weakest link in the trilogy. It's still a good read, it's just not up to par w I originally read the 99 Fear Street trilogy back in 1994 when I was in the 7th grade. Like all Fear Street titles, the stories are written with a 80s horror vibe with twisted endings. "The Second Horror" is more of a teenage drama with a few scary elements tossed about, which includes the ghost of Cally Frasier (the teenager from the previous book). Overall, 99 Fear Street: The House Of Evil: The Second Horror is the weakest link in the trilogy. It's still a good read, it's just not up to par with the other two books.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kelvin Wong

    When Cally said she's gonna make Bandt and his family feel sorry, I thought she would do something really nasty. However, Cally turned out to be her normal self (near the end) and revealed the compassion that she'd been hiding in her heart. I guess witnessing (view spoiler)[Brandt's death drove her mad and brought her sanity back (hide spoiler)] . But then, again, in the epilogue, the evil in the house possessed her as she couldn't "keep Brandt by her side". A rather interesting sequel, can't wai When Cally said she's gonna make Bandt and his family feel sorry, I thought she would do something really nasty. However, Cally turned out to be her normal self (near the end) and revealed the compassion that she'd been hiding in her heart. I guess witnessing (view spoiler)[Brandt's death drove her mad and brought her sanity back (hide spoiler)] . But then, again, in the epilogue, the evil in the house possessed her as she couldn't "keep Brandt by her side". A rather interesting sequel, can't wait to read the next book. The plot twist really got me awe-stricken! Well done, R.L. Stine!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lea Cappelli

    In my opinion, this book was very twisted. The author writes this book as if it were happening in real life. He makes this book come true! The strength of the book was when he makes the reader feel like Cally the ghost is right behind you and she is ready for you to look back! For example, in the book Cally puts her cold lips on Brandt. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves horror and mystery. In addition, their is the first and,3 horror books that you can read. My goal is to read the In my opinion, this book was very twisted. The author writes this book as if it were happening in real life. He makes this book come true! The strength of the book was when he makes the reader feel like Cally the ghost is right behind you and she is ready for you to look back! For example, in the book Cally puts her cold lips on Brandt. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves horror and mystery. In addition, their is the first and,3 horror books that you can read. My goal is to read the 3rd and 1st horror.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ana

    Cally tried killing Meg and Jinny. She wanted to kill Abbie next. Brandt finally talked to Cally. The ghost of 99 fear street. She tried killing him! Turns out his already death. He was an undead person. This book was so interesting. It had romance, mystery, violence, and well everything! R.L Stine keep making books this awesome! (:

  30. 5 out of 5

    Erin Driscoll

    I recently hauled all of my old Fear Street books out of storage and am giving them a re-read after all these years. The 99 Fear Street Trilogy are the first books I picked out because I remember them being so scary back in the day. Now that I'm a lot older they're not scary, but still a quick fun read.

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