Top Five Creepy Covers

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic is top five creepy covers. This one is going to be short and sweet in comparison to my other entries, mostly because I am literally judging these books by their covers. Most of these I haven’t even read yet! I’m still going to read them eventually, I promise. Just not now… and not with the lights off.


Top Five Spooky Worlds

The Buried – Melissa Grey

Ominous vibes? Check. Creepy, dark mansion that is definitely filled with spooks? Check. Tunnel deep into the ground giving me a major case of claustrophobia? Double Check.

This cover features almost everything you would need to create a spooky, ominous atmosphere (and to make me extremely uneasy). This definitely looks like a story that will keep me up at night. And it’s already in my TBR list, because I’m a fool like that.

The Death of Jane Lawrence – Caitlin Starling

I’m not entirely sure what it is about this cover that gives me the creeps. Nothing about it is obviously sinister; there’s no terrifying monster or silhouette, or anything that tells me a threat is around the corner. But this cover gives me a terrible sense of wrongness, and it makes me want to find out what happens even as I’m scared to find out.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Alvin Schwartz

Is it cheating to include this when it was on a list last week? Probably, but I still couldn’t exclude it (last time, I swear). This cover for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was the one I got my hands on, and it still makes me shudder.

Nothing But Blackened Teeth – Cassandra Khaw

Immediately, this cover tells me everything I need to know about this novella: a terrifying, supernatural monster straight out of Japanese folklore is here and I better hope it doesn’t have a taste for book bloggers.

I will absolutely see this image in my nightmares as soon as I read this story. Which I absolutely will, because it looks amazing.

Night of the Living Dummy (Goosebumps #7) – R.L. Stine

I know what I said back in my first Top 5 Post – Horror/Thriller Tropes That Don’t Scare Me – about haunted dolls, and I stand by that statement. Possessed toys do not scare me, and I refused to be intimidated by anything I could drop kick over the nearest fence.

This, however, may be the one exception to that rule.

Maybe it’s the nostalgia of being terrified by the Goosebumps series anytime I could sneak one home from the library (stupid parents thinking they were too scary for me and being absolutely correct) but this cover was the first one I saw that truly scared me – even more than Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

Scare your kids with this book, just keep it away from me!


What are some of your favourite spooky/scary worlds? And more importantly, how would you make it out alive?! Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading everyone!

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