Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Favorite Horror Book Covers

October 6, 2020
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is favorite fall book covers, but you know me… I jump at any opportunity to tweak the theme, so I’m going with my favorite horror book covers! Some are beautiful, some are spooky, and some are just fun.

💀 We Live Inside Your Eyes — I love this imagery!
💀 Dead of Winter — This and the previous cover were both designed by Kealan, and I just really love the way he made this skull out of the trees!

💀 NOS4A2/NOS4R2 — The UK Christmas edition of this book is so fun! I lucked up on a good used copy online and it’s one of my favorite books I own.
💀 Doorbells at Dusk — Another great seasonal one. This reminds me so much of Trick’r Treat, one of my fave Halloween movies.

💀 My Best Friend’s Exorcism — I actually have the hardback edition which has a different cover (though still cool!), but I really want to get this 80s VHS-style paperback soon!
💀 Corpse Cold — I love the Scary Stories vibes of the artwork in so many of Brhel & Sullivan’s books, but this is definitely my favorite.

💀 You May Now Kill the Bride — I don’t know what it is, but the flowers, skull, and general style reminds me of a really badass tattoo (that I want. ASAP.)
💀 Pitch Dark — This cover reminds me so much of the Ghost Ship movie poster, which makes me super nostalgic and happy.

💀 Shutter — Such an eerie, artsy cover!
💀 A Head Full of Ghosts — For some reason, I didn’t get what this cover was supposed to be until after reading it. Once I recognized the hallway, I got the importance of that shot, and it gave me legitimate goosebumps!

What’s your favorite horror book cover —
or if you don’t like horror books, your favorite fall-themed cover?


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  • Reply Anne Bennett October 6, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Yes, you did find some books with good creepy vibes. My TTT Fall-ish covers

  • Reply thecritiquesofafangirl October 6, 2020 at 12:49 am

    These covers 😻😻😻 and all of these books sounds so good!

  • Reply evelynreads1 October 6, 2020 at 1:50 am

    I love that cover for My best friends exorcism, almost makes me want to pick it up!


  • Reply Annemieke October 6, 2020 at 2:38 am

    I love the covers of Pitch Dark and Shutter. So creepy but great illustrations.

  • Reply Jess @ Jessticulates October 6, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Great list! That cover of NOS4R2 is one of my favourites, too, and all of Grady Hendrix’s book covers are so fun.

  • Reply Marianne Maurer October 6, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Do I take it that autumn is your horror season? LOL. I love your twist on the take.

    I had a bit of a hard time since brown is not my favourite colour (actually, it’s the colour I like least) but I found some good books anyway.

    My TTT.

  • Reply Kristin October 6, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Horror novels are so much fun. From your list, I really like the cover for Dead of Winter, and in general I really like the cover for Shepherd’s Warning by Cailyn Lloyd. That said, there’s so many great horror novel covers out there.

  • Reply Tammy October 6, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Love this list! Shutter has always been one of my favorite, scary covers😁

  • Reply Poinsettia October 6, 2020 at 10:18 am

    These certainly are creepy! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  • Reply lydiaschoch October 6, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Dead of Winter has an amazing cover for sure!

    My post.

  • Reply susanblogginboutbooks October 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

    These are super creepy, especially the SHUTTER one. Yikes!

    Happy TTT!


  • Reply Bex October 6, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    10/10 love this entire post, but not as much as I love YOU <3

  • Reply Jenna @ Falling Letters October 7, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    My Best Friend’s Exorcism has such a fun design! I like the Penguin Classics edition of The Haunting of Hill House I have, which has a dark orange colour scheme with the looming house.

  • Reply Christopher | Plucked from the Stacks October 7, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve always adored that cover for My Best Friend’s Exorcism, but I can’t get over that edition of NOS4R2! I’ve never seen it before, but it’s perfect.

  • Reply bookishinbed October 9, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Okay but I am tempted to pick up You May Now Kill The Bride because that cover is gorgeous and I grew up loving Fear Street. I just feel like I need it in my life. All of these though have really beautiful covers and I will be adding them to my TBR on cover alone.

  • Reply Lindsay @singer0fstories October 11, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    So I read A Heat Full of Ghosts 2, maybe 3 years ago now? I JUST figured out the cover. Literally, JUST right now looking at it! So its really funny that you also say that you didn’t see it at first either! Why didn’t we see that?! Wow!

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