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The 25 creepiest book covers ever

Nice, colourful book covers are all very well, but it's much more fun to do something dark, disturbing and distinctly creepy.

We've found 25 book covers that are ever-so-slightly sinister and unsettling. Some of them are obviously strange, others require a little more attention before that sense of unease starts to drift across you.

And all this before you even start reading; you'll be a mess by the end of the book.

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    The Vivisector

    Author: Patrick White

    Year: 1970

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    The Replacement

    Author: Brenna Yovanoff

    Year: 2011

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    Dracula

    Author: Bram Stoker

    Year: 1897

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    American Psycho

    Author: Bret Easton Ellis

    Year: 1991

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    The Brief History Of The Dead

    Author: Kevin Brockmeier

    Year: 2006

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    The Millstone

    Author: Margaret Drabble

    Year: 1965

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    Carrie

    Author: Stephen King

    Year: 1974

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    The Exorcist

    Author: William Peter Blatty

    Year: 1971

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    Haunted

    Author: Chuck Palahniuk

    Year: 2005

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    Pick Your Victim

    Author: Pat McGerr

    Year: 1946

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    The Fall of the House of Usher

    Author: Edgar Allan Poe

    Year: 1839

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    A Wolf at the Table

    Author: Augusten Burroughs

    Year: 2008

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    Crime and Punishment

    Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Year: 1866

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    Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy

    Author: R.L. Stine

    Year: 1993

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    Ubik

    Author: Philip K. Dick

    Year: 1969

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    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Author: Ransom Riggs

    Year: 2011

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    The House of Dead Maids

    Author: Clare B. Dunkle

    Year: 2010

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    1984

    Author: George Orwell

    Year: 1949

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    Jaws

    Author: Peter Benchley

    Year: 1974

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    Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

    Author: Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

    Year: 2009

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    Sleepless

    Author: Thomas Fahy

    Year: 2010

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    They Thirst

    Author: Robert R. McCammon

    Year: 1981

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    Black Eyed Children

    Author: David Weatherly

    Year: 2012

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    Edith & Big Bad Bill

    Author: Dare Wright

    Year: 1968

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    The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

    Author: April Henry

    Year: 2013