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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Needs a Chianti bottle

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Harkan De Sang 1 year ago

this is actually a self-love song

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Liliana V 1 year ago

I wonder the movie would be like!

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Mr. Bojangles 1 year ago

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

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Tiggy Darling 1 year ago

Still more cheerful than the actual song.

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Harvey Tydeman 1 year ago

what is powering that bulb? is skeleton electrical?

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Seong Jin 1 year ago

how is she holding the ax?

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Inaya K 1 month ago

Is It Me YoUr LoOkInG fOr

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Mr. Bojangles 1 year 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 1 year 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. 1 year ago

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

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Sunzilla 1 year ago

Yikes...

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Skure 1 year ago

Amy Winehouse?

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Luna Kittenwarrior 1 year ago

Day-um. This is CREEPY.

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Rainbow screen 1 year ago

Less creepy than the others

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Melinda Boyd 1 year ago

Joan Jett does he best version of this Everly Brothers song. I hate the Nazareth version!

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Luck Yeah 1 year ago

"I want your horror, I want your design"

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Prideep Vincent 1 year ago

remind me of stranger things poster

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Saoirse 1 year ago

Echo and the Bunnymen!

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Luck Yeah 1 year ago

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

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Jilltdcatlady 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Luck Yeah 1 year ago

The really big green men.

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Rundes Nettes 1 year ago

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

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Melinda Boyd 1 year ago

New Order! Rock on!!!