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The 25 creepiest book covers ever

The 25 creepiest book covers ever

The 25 creepiest book covers ever
24 April 2013

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.

Also see or list of the 30 scariest books ever written

The Vivisector

Author: Patrick White

Year: 1970

The Replacement

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Year: 2011


Author: Bram Stoker

Year: 1897

American Psycho

Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Year: 1991

The Brief History Of The Dead

Author: Kevin Brockmeier

Year: 2006

The Millstone

Author: Margaret Drabble

Year: 1965


Author: Stephen King

Year: 1974

The Exorcist

Author: William Peter Blatty

Year: 1971


Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Year: 2005

Pick Your Victim

Author: Pat McGerr

Year: 1946

The Fall of the House of Usher

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Year: 1839

A Wolf at the Table

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Year: 2008

Crime and Punishment

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Year: 1866

Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy

Author: R.L. Stine

Year: 1993


Author: Philip K. Dick

Year: 1969

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Year: 2011

The House of Dead Maids

Author: Clare B. Dunkle

Year: 2010


Author: George Orwell

Year: 1949


Author: Peter Benchley

Year: 1974

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Author: Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

Year: 2009


Author: Thomas Fahy

Year: 2010

They Thirst

Author: Robert R. McCammon

Year: 1981

Black Eyed Children

Author: David Weatherly

Year: 2012

Edith & Big Bad Bill

Author: Dare Wright

Year: 1968

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Author: April Henry

Year: 2013