Spooky Tomes from Pop Culture

Posted by Sandra Woolf

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Some books you can’t wait to get your hands on, but not the books on this list! The scary pages in these books you would never EVER want to touch. Also, the covers might be made from human skin…

They are evil personified, unholy relics, and downright spooky! Reader beware.



The Book of the Beast from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Used by the witches from the Church of Night, The Book of the Beast is the unholiest of grimoires. Every young witch/warlock must sign their name into the book on their sixteenth birthday. Once you sign your name, you have officially pledged yourself to the Church and the Dark Lord. Think of it as a very creepy signup sheet for witches, written in your blood!


Necronomicon Ex-Mortis from Evil Dead series

Translated as “The Book of the Dead” in ancient Sumerian, this evil book should have a giant “DO NOT READ” label. Why you might ask? Well, this book can summon demons, raise the dead, and open rifts in time and space! Not a light bedtime read. Heck, it’s taken Ash Williams, the book’s last reader almost thirty years to put the book back to sleep after opening it…thanks but no thanks.


Handbook for the Recently Deceased from Beetlejuice

If you dislike ghosts, then this next book on the list is not for you. It’s the Handbook for the Recently Deceased. Once you shed your mortal coil, your given this handbook. It teaches you how to be a ghost, in a bureaucratic way. Let’s just say that if you weren’t already dead, you would die from boredom reading this book. Still curious to know more? Read our post here, if ye be brave of heart.


Winifred Sanderson’s Spellbook from Hocus Pocus

This evil magic book was given to Winifred by the Devil himself! The book is bound in human flesh and contains many dangerous spells, such as how to transform people into animals and how steal the souls of children. If you think this fleshy monstrosity was bad enough, then wait until it opens it’s eye and winks at you! This book is also very loyal to its witchy mistress and will do her evil bidding with pleasure. Maybe have a few virgins with you as backup, just in case you want to read this unholy tome.

Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf

Sandra Woolf lives in the PNW where she haunts bookshops and library sales. Freelancer by day, horror movie lover by night. Writing inquires can go to what lovely books at gmail or just to ask her how her hairy is so bouncy.