Covers That Scare You Away (Read at Your Own Risk) #CreepyCovers

So I was inspired to write this post when I saw the creepiest of covers (above) on Laurel Rain Snow’s great blog. It was part of her Sunday Post about upcoming reads. I could not scroll by this picture fast enough. It got me to wondering if anyone else gets so creeped out by a cover that they don’t read the book. Decapitated doll heads? No thank you! And don’t even get me started on the Chucky movie series.

Another thing that scares me to no end and creeps into my dreams is the concept of the evil clown, though even a happy clown looks evil to me. Here’s a good example:

This clown makes my heart stop a little bit. I have never read this book. And I won’t because I can’t make it past this cover.

So would a happy clown face be less scary? Below is a coloring book for kids! I don’t think so.

Now to lighten things up a bit, here’s another cover that scares me to no end. It’s the dreaded “shirtless man” cover. I scroll past these as fast as I scrolled past that decapitated doll head. Because behind the cheesy cover is usually a cheesy novel filled with clichés. This cover might be scarier than the other three! To be fair, I haven’t read this author, but I couldn’t resist poking fun at the cover.

What about you? Are there any covers that turn you off of the book?

15 thoughts on “Covers That Scare You Away (Read at Your Own Risk) #CreepyCovers”

  1. I can deal with decapitated doll’s heads and even creepy clowns. It’s the shirtless man covers that send me to the scroll button. The one you posted is particuarly icky. The guy looks like he just came off a three-day drunk and ended up in a library with no idea how he got there or what happened to his shirt. Call the police, please.

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    1. LOL! I can’t agree more. I admit I looked for a particularly awful one to make my point. But you bring up a good question. How did this half-naked man get into the library? Where is the “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” sign?
      But believe it or not, this book has 122 ratings on Goodreads and 57 ratings on Amazon. I even saw at least one comment that said “Great cover!” I’ll never understand it, and I’ll never read a book with a cover like this.

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