Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Top Ten CREEPY Covers!


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Some of the covers I've picked for this week's "Top Ten Creepy Covers" are not your traditional creepy. In some cases they're only creepy because I KNOW WHAT THEY REFER TO!!!!


There's something creepy about marble statues at times--their empty eyes, and might-be-moving out of the corner of my eye. That's why this cover of Affinity ranks. 

In the case of Beasts, by Joyce Carol Oates, this classical painting sets the mood perfectly with its lurid, hulking statue, watching the young girl. Ugh. 

Stephen King's IT is one of the more traditionally creepy covers on the list. And when I downloaded the e-book, YES I GOT THIS VERY COVER! Eeww. 


I may never read Your House is On Fire, Your Children Are Gone because that little girl is deranged. And there are dead animals hanging behind her. 

I realize Truman Capote was most likely high when they shot this cover of Other Voices, Other Rooms, but his dead-eyed stare is still enough to make to stash this one away. 

Confessions of a Sociopath is creepy inside and out. Because there's nothing creepier than an empty person to go with that empty mask. 


The Little Stranger, also by Sarah Waters, is one of those books that I find creepy-covered because I know the contents of the book. There ain't no way you'd get me in that house, and I'm looking for a menacing face from the upstairs nursery. 

Alissa Nutting's covers are represented twice on the list. Tampa subtly eeks me out BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN BY THAT!

The Replacement just...knives, baby carriage. I don't need to explain this. 


And finally, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, also by Alissa Nutting, because fish? Weird androgynous person with Medusa hair? I don't quite know what to think. 

Which covers give you the creepies?




42 comments:

  1. Hahaha, I love your reaction to the Tampa cover! I died laughing when I saw that version - and was admittedly so jealous that the US is not awesome enough to allow it here (I think there's a button on the back!).

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    1. Right??? OMG! lol The US cover is so nondescript. Blarg.

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  2. Bahahaha! I saw the cover of Tampa and thought, 'Oh, look, it's a vagina,' then realized it's a button hole. Well played, Nutting.

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  3. I got IT and The Replacement on my list too. The cover of Tampa is very disturbing indeed.

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    1. Right??? So subtly ooky and skin-crawly. Ugh!

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  4. That cover for IT is very creepy, especially once you've read the book. I had nightmares for weeks after finishing!

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    1. I never finished it, and that's probably a good thing for my sleep cycle. lol

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  5. These look pretty darn "traditionally" creepy to me (well, maybe not Tampa :-0

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    1. I guess I should've said some are not super scary if you don't know what's between the covers. hehe I went back to Affinity last night to finish it and it's definitely giving me the creepins.

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  6. Yep, all of those covers would be hard for me to get past.

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    1. I'd have to keep them face down at all times. :)

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  7. I agree. Scary covers and in the case of Tampa, just . . . yuck. I would not pick that copy up. And, It . . . I hate clowns, so I don't need any more scary clown images to think about.

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    1. I would have a hard time having Tampa in the house for sure. And the only thing that saved me from IT was the fact it's an ebook. LOL I never have to see the cover if I don't wanna.

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  8. I've never heard of Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone before...but dang that cover may just give me nightmares!

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    1. Right??? It's REALLY creepy! And I've heard the story is equally terrifying.

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  9. Can you help me un-see that Tampa-cover, please? Why would they do that? And all SK covers are creepy-scary, but I think that's also because all his books are creepy-scary!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. LOLOL! I know!!! It's so innocent but so yucky! You're welcome! :)

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  10. All of these are great, but Your House is On Fire, Your Children Are Gone especially gives me the willies!

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    1. Yes ma'am. Don't think I could own it!

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  11. I love that Tampa cover and it sucks that the US wouldn't publish it! Vaginas are so scary...lol! The US Tampa cover is kind of furry - that's weird in and of itself I suppose.

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    1. LOL, when I see that one I think of Sugar in My Bowl -- gumball vagina. Long story. Goodreads it. lol

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  12. Thanks for another reason not to read creepy books. I don't need any of those covers staring at me from the table next to my bed! :)

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    1. Whaha! My creepy covers live face down (or in the freezer). Friends reference!

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  13. OMG, that kid on the cover of "Your House is On Fire, Your Children are Gone" is so freaky!

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    1. Yep! Weirds me all the way out.

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  14. The cover that creeps me out the most lately, is that Mo Hader cover for Poppet. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16158625-poppet

    Looks like a Doctor Suess character gone wrong.

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    1. UGH!!! That's crazy freaky.

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  15. Tampa, ummm. That looks like a... Never mind, is a button hole. LOL. Great choices.

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    1. LOL, but it does look like a....

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  16. Is that the film tie-in cover of It? If so, that film PETRIFIED me, even though I have read the book I've never been able to watch the film all the way through, so I could not stand to have that book on my shelf!
    I love Tampa's cover. It's so appropriate for how gross/creepy the content is.

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    1. Yep, it is! The first time I saw it as a kid it scared me to death, but it became one of those movies I saw so many times that it was like background noise. lol Pet Sematary, on the other hand. OMG FREAKED ME OUT. And I happened to Google it to see if I spelled it right and LOOK WHAT I FOUND: http://variety.com/2013/film/news/juan-carlos-fresnadillo-pet-sematary-paramount-1200782223/

      It's being remade. OMG.

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  17. Of COURSE you have a "covers" post! :P

    And the one for Tampa. . . yeah, that's totally like a you-know-what!

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    1. Of course I do! lol Yes re: Tampa.

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  18. Great covers! But honestly, if I see that clown from the It cover one more time, I will seriously freak out!!

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  19. You picked some excellent creepy covers. I checked out the Your House is On Fire book from the library one time just one the cover and title alone - so creepy! Didn't get around to reading the book but thanks for the reminder! I need to make sure that is on my TBR list :)

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    1. Thank you, thank you. If you ever read it, lemme know what you think! I don't think I'll try it without a push.

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  20. The girl on the Your House is on Fire cover reminds me of the kids in Village of the Damned! Creeeepy. Beasts looks creepy! The Little Stranger and your explanation has me intrigued! And wow, Tampa! I've seen things about that book but never the cover!

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    1. YEP! That's what I thought of, too.

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  21. Your House is On Fire and The Replacement's covers are really creepy!

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    1. They would have to live face-down at my house. :)

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