Goosebumps was a staple for all literary enthusiasts back in the days, especially if you were into the creepy and scary type of stuff. It wasn’t just for adults but for the younger generation, as well. As far as scary goes, it wasn’t anything horrible or out of this world, it was rather tame but full of insightful lessons and a load of creepy scenarios, if I must say. The reason it stuck around, even up to this day, was because it kept people to their toes without going overboard. Overall, the books each have a personality of their own and that is enough to keep someone hooked. Another great thing about the Goosebumps books is their individual covers. They were always so eerie, in my opinion. Here are ten Goosebumps cover that will ultimately give you the creeps.
1. Night of the Living Dummy
I’m sure that by now most of you are familiar with the mischievous dummy, Slappy. Well, he isn’t only mischievous but he’s also rather evil in a lot of ways. ‘Night of the Living Dummy’ (and its predecessors) not only gives you an intense story but the covers are just what nightmares are made of. I’ve always thought ventriloquy dummies were creepy but this just takes the cake.
2. Five Months in Horror Hotel
‘Five Months in Horror Hotel’ also has one of the creepiest covers in the history of all Goosebumps books. It’ll remind you of these psychedelic movies that’ll just leave you boggled the entire time – also creeped out. Two twins with matching hair and dresses are cute but not in the case of this cover.
3. The Haunted Mask
Now this one is just straight up terrifying in a lot of ways. This is where nightmares stem out from and although Goosebumps’ books always have this eerie side to them, ‘The Haunted Mask’ just threw that out of the window and went straight for the kill.
4. The Horror at Camp Jellyjam
Like I said, the books were meant to be creepy and ‘The Horror at Camp Jellyjam’ is just one of those that you wouldn’t be able to shake off your mind. This cover has got to be one of the most frightening of all and I’m not even exaggerating. I dare you to stare at that cover for some time!
5. Say Cheese and Die! (Reprint)
‘Say Cheese and Die!’ is a classic. The book was a great read but the cover needs to be mentioned because not only is it spine-chilling (especially if you’re already familiar with the story), it actually explains the book artistically.
6. The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
Scarecrows were never my thing and I’m sure a lot of you out there share the same sentiments, so imagine my horror when I came across this one the very first time. I cringed and I hesitated but I bought it anyway.
7. Don’t Go to Sleep!
This one right here is on a league of its own and it gives out this nightmarish vibe that you won’t be able to shake off. Also, it has something to do with sleep so that just took it up another level.
8. The Girl Who Cried Monster
These type of covers just give out a disturbing and sinister feeling so ‘The Girl Who Cried Monster’ makes the list, especially with that stubby man in there. You have to admit, there’s just something harrowing about him.
9. Night of the Pumpkin
Sure, Halloween is supposed to be for dressing up as scary things but this book’s cover is chilling in more ways than one. This cover just gives out killer vibes, literally.
10. Stay Out of the Basement
Last but certainly not the least, this particular cover has always been a little ominous and threatening and you can see why. That hand just gets me all the time.