Adult coloring books have experienced a recent surge in sales as meditative and therapeutic outlets. But how the H-A-Double-Hockey-Sticks-O-W-E-E-N does The Beauty of Horror think I'm supposed to calm down and relieve my anxiety when I have to spend an hour staring into the eyes of that creepy piranha-toothed little girl, trying to keep my gel pens within the lines lest she shoot out a poison Gila monster tongue and suck me into the book with her?
Its publisher describes The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book as The Walking Dead set in The Secret Garden. Author and artist Alan Robert has put together close to 80 pages of intricate pen-and-ink illustrations that accentuate the macabre and abnormal. The coloring book will be a most welcome treat for everyone out there who currently seeks inner peace through binge watching Hellraiser, The Grudge, and It on repeat. Oh, and also the sequel to The Wizard of Oz. That movie F'd me up when I was a kid.