7 of the Best Horror Coloring Books to Help Shake Up Your Art Therapy

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You may have heard that one of the modern remedies for a stressful lifestyle is the practice of coloring. Perhaps it’s the forced (yet relaxed) focus, or maybe it calls back to one of the more carefree activities of our youth, but it seems like everyone is praising the effects of art therapy.

If you’re keen to try it out for yourself but don’t quite have it in you to spend an hour shading stems on a daisy, perhaps acquiring a horror-themed coloring book would help.

There’s something truly stunning about horror artwork that causes a conflict of emotions – an odd combination of awe and alarm, comfort and dread. If you ask me, it’s the perfect way to help combat the stress in your life.

Fright Night – The Coloring Book

This brand spanking new coloring book (with wonderfully detailed art by Steve McGinnis… look at that texture depth!) pulls scenes directly from cult classic Fright Night to help focus your mind and soothe your soul.

The book is already on backorder, but if you want to add this to your relaxation routine, you can still put in a pre-order for the next batch.

C is for Cthulhu Coloring Book

I’m sorry but just look at how damn cute this is! Of course I want to help Cthulhu escape the eye of doom.

“Share the Lovecraft with your little monsters by coloring Cthulhu, Hastur, H.P. and more in this creepy and cuddly coloring book.”

The Horrible Colouring Book

Created by Australian author and graphic novel illustrator Greg Chapman, The Horrible Colouring Book looks like some good wholesome fun. I’ll be honest, the clowns really sold me on this one.

“The most fun you can have with colouring pencils without stabbing someone with them.” – Aaron Sterns, Co-writer Wolf Creek 2, author Wolf Creek: Origin.

The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book

There are now three coloring books in The Beauty of Horror series! You’re going to need a lot more red crayons.

“Rock-star-turned-comics-creator Alan Robert (Life of Agony) has created a series of unique, horror-themed adult coloring books. The Beauty of Horror is filled with intricate, hand drawn, pen and ink illustrations by Robert that take the color enthusiast on a twisted journey through bizarre carnivals, the zombie apocalypse, serial killer lairs, and haunted burial grounds.”

Haunted Horror Pre-Code Cover Coloring Book

Pre-code horror comics and coloring books are a phenomenal combination!

“The Haunted Horror coloring book features Pre-code comic book frights from talents like Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Matt Baker, Lee Elias, Basil Wolverton, Don Heck, Jack Cole, and many more. This do-it-yourself deluge of dark delights is sure to give you goosebumps of titillation and make your hair stand straight on end. It’s perfect for fans of the gruesome, gross, and macabre! 30 pages to color from the creepiest and most sordid publishers of the time!”

Monstrous Mandalas: Coloring Book

If you want to color but don’t want the linear structure of an established scene, this is the book for you.

“Monsters include: the Great Old Ones, Vampire, Daikaiju, Balrog, Witch, Wyrm, Medusa, Bigfoot, Mummy, Wendigo, Slenderman, Leviathan, Minotaur, Jorogumo, Zombies, the Grim Reaper, Werewolf, Chupacabra, T-Rex and Alien.”


Chicken Broccoli is an Italian blog about movies and pop culture with a simply stunning online shop. They work with a collaboration of Italian and international artists to produce alternative prints, magazines, and a series of coloring books focused on cult films. Even if you don’t speak Italian and can’t read the accompanying notes on the film, the artwork is damn cool.

Kelly is a tea drinking, craft making, machete wielding screen junkie who lives in Canada with a collection of horror movies, which she is a little obsessed with. Check out her Creepy Crafter videos or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @kellsmcnells