Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Butcher Billy got the idea of turning famous love hits into book covers of horror master Stephen King. Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart," The Smiths, "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears and many others were portrayed in a very unusual way.

"This series imagines an alternate universe where some of the most desperate and tragic romantic songs in the '70s and' 80s are actually books written by Stephen King. The concept is to look at the dark side of love by the vision of pop culture, bringing aspects of its classic stories to play the true meaning of the songs - this can be completely subverted or stressed strangeness, while paying tribute to the vintage design of the original covers," Butcher writes on his Behance.

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Lucka Pavlová
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2 years ago

I've always said this song is really creepy, it doesn't need a creepy book cover! D:

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Amaranthim Talon
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2 years ago

Needs a Chianti bottle

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Harkan De Sang
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2 years ago

this is actually a self-love song

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Liliana V
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2 years ago

I wonder the movie would be like!

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Mr. Bojangles
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2 years ago

Louis Vuitton purse eh? Brings new meaning to "it'll cost an arm and a leg"

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Tiggy Darling
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2 years ago

Still more cheerful than the actual song.

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Harvey Tydeman
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2 years ago

what is powering that bulb? is skeleton electrical?

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Seong Jin
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2 years ago

how is she holding the ax?

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PyroKitty
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4 months ago

Pennywise finally found the Beldam!

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Mr. Bojangles
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2 years ago

wow ... mind blown ... it never occurred to me that Pink Floyd sang love songs! Now I'll have to listen to all their old records with a new understanding of what they were singing about (Comfortably Numb, Brain Damage, Run Like Hell ... it's all becoming clear now)

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Taryn Wallace
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2 years ago

It was used as a theme song in a play called Dance of the Vampires with the one and only Michael Crawford they totally could've done that

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Lara B.
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2 years ago

Oh I really love this song :) But the cover sure is creepy :D

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Sunzilla
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2 years ago

Yikes...

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Skure
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2 years ago

Amy Winehouse?

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Luna Kittenwarrior
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2 years ago

Day-um. This is CREEPY.

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Rainbow screen
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2 years ago

Less creepy than the others

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Pretty Pangolin
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10 months ago

Did Roy Orbison ever do this song? I was thinking just the other day how he would have totally slayed it.

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Luck Yeah
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2 years ago

"I want your horror, I want your design"

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Prideep Vincent
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2 years ago

remind me of stranger things poster

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Saoirse
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2 years ago

Echo and the Bunnymen!

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Luck Yeah
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2 years ago

Shouldn't that be Mick Jagger's disembodied lips?

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Jilltdcatlady
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2 years ago

Seriously, I can see this as being a novella. Say it starts out with happy couples in a small town and goes Beauty and the Beast in reverse. I want royalties if this happens!

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Thundercuss
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2 years ago

This is already a Stephen King book. The Ramones song was part of the movie soundtrack.

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Luck Yeah
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2 years ago

The really big green men.

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Rundes Nettes
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2 years ago

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Misplaced apostrophe. That should be "Why d'you..." "Why do you", not "Why did you".

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boredpandana
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1 month ago

This might be the best article on here. Keep it up dude this is f****ing sick

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