Nothing is more terrifying, more mentally scarring, than the giant-head book cover. They loom off the cardstock, their huge eyes bugging out. Nothing inside the pages could be this horrifying. Here are our favorite massive-headed book covers of all time.

Once again, we got Cyriaque Lamar to track down the most awful covers with the biggest heads. Here are the 20 most horrific selections, with Cyriaque's commentary. And seroiusly, what is with those Italians?

Additional reporting and writing by Cyriaque Lamar.