When I was a kid in the Sixties the two scariest book covers in the family bookcase where two horror paperbacks.
Dracula's Guest is the the one I have been able to remember for years and years. With its seeming rapid movements in a circular direction: the flying skeleton, the running wolf and the second wolf and what appears to be a corpse falling down through the mausoleum, its a maelstrom of creepiness and truly gave me the willies!
The second book cover I just couldn't recall .... until
Its this one, Twisted!
Blimey, this is a trip down cemetery lane!
That cover sent shivers down my spine as a nipper and seeing it again this week it still does!
There's just something about the long-haired, skull, the purple lace curtains and most of all the black snakes and crawlies spewing out from what is presumabley a bed that is distinctly jarring.
I'm so glad I've found it again though
And what about that name! Bram Stoker's pretty fine but Groff Conklin is just priceless!
Do you have any fave book covers, scary or otherwise?