Just because Chiller is outdated and tacky doesn’t mean that you have no options left for Halloween fonts. The season may be months from now, but you better start choosing the font you’ll be using for this year’s Halloween celebration.
Many brands start offering Halloween promos when October starts, even if their products and services have nothing to do with the season. This marketing approach has been highly effective for years. It’s a way to take advantage of the season’s mood and influence consumers to buy what you’re offering.
Some of you may also be commissioned to create party posters or invites, or create thematic materials for Halloween parties. This is where Halloween fonts can also prove to be useful.
Now, some of you may be tempted to create your own fonts. If you want a personal look without making the entire process time-consuming, below are 20 creepy fonts that would be perfect for your Halloween designs. Just browse through these designs and imagine them as part of your work.
Atorak is a brush font, but it’s not just your usual crafty and homey style that’s almost always apparent in handwritten fonts. Somehow, its grainy look makes it seem like it was written with an ominous air hanging around, making it perfect in summoning those Halloween feels.
Another hand drawn brush font, Morracle, sets off quite an eerie look when used. It’s interesting, as it looks like those handwritten notes you would often see in murder mysteries or tragic love stories where the end is often bloody and sadistic — the type of story that leaves you sleepless for days.
3. Zombie Dust
No, the zombie craze is not over yet that even the font design world is still creating quite a few gems perfect for the trend. Zombie Dust is one such font design, a handmade brush pen font that can keep you looking behind your shoulders as you watch out for walkers.
Endless Sorrow may not have the spine-tingling appeal that the others on this list automatically gives you. But its charm does bring about that odd Tim Burton feel, still making it a great choice for Halloween, especially if you want to play around with wide-eyed characters and hollow eyes.
There’s no hiding the fact of its eerie effect from the name alone. With horns on the letter tips and dripping blood at the bottom, it’s as scary as you need it for the season.
You can’t exactly describe Okami as scary. However, the roughness of this hand drawn brush font could remind you of those role playing games where zombies, aliens, or other scary entities suddenly attack you from random corners, so it gives you an even bigger chill.
Upjohn takes you back to old horror movies with its spooky, quivery effect. It has both clean and rough versions, so you can play with it and mix it with your spooky Halloween designs any way you want it.
Skeletons are the perfect props for Halloween, and bones form great letters! That’s why Bonestyle is going to be a great hit for Halloween season, especially when you use this font on event invites, posters, and all other spooky designs.
Described by the creator as a “deadly typeface”, Savath reminds you of old horror movies. It’s enough to keep you on your toes as you expect psycho killers in shower stalls and monsters lurking behind windows.
Wildwood definitely gives off an adventurous vibe with its carefree brush style. But then again, adventures, especially in the middle of the woods, can turn into horrifying experiences.
The name itself is a warning of the sensation that the Dreadful font can bring. This layered typeface is something you’d expect to see in cemeteries or in mad scientist labs, so you get the picture.
12. Mukadua Font Duo
Mukadua, when translated, means two-face. This perfectly describes this font duo, which works perfectly for light and innocent designs, but works even better in darker and more sinister settings.
Herald is a bouncy serif font, but that doesn’t mean it’s all fun, fun, fun. It also works perfectly in mystical, mysterious, and somehow fiendish settings, making it a perfect choice for the not so faraway Halloween party season.
14. Dark Widow
Another dark typeface, the Dark Window is enough to send shivers up and down your audience’s spine. Use it for anything scary, diabolical, and vicious and you’re sure to get the reactions you want.
15. Another Danger
The unruly ink used in Another Danger makes the style match what the name actually means. It’s dark and dangerous, easily reminding you of serial killers and mass murderers on the loose, keeping you extra alert everywhere you go.
16. Motor City
Motor City gives you that same sensation you feel when you enter a ghost town. You’re going to have to look around to make sure that none of its spooky residents are plotting something evil around you.
If names are meant to describe what’s to be expected, then Horror captures its exact appearance with its name. It’s all you need on your design to unleash all the monsters Halloween is best known for, whether they’re zombies or vampires, ghouls, or werewolves.
18. Story Brush
Story Brush may look like it’s perfect for a grunge design, but that’s not the only thing it’s good for. Seeing the reckless way each stroke was made, it’s apparent that this font is perfect for scary, sinister, and mysterious designs as well.
Covenant is reminiscent of those threats you see on walls written in blood whenever a sinister plot is underway. With those long and reckless strokes, you’ll start to wonder: is that ink…or blood?
Deathgrin may only come in capital letters, but that adds even more emphasis to the horrors that this design may bring. If anything, the name actually describes what it can make you feel – death grinning right at you.
Halloween may feel like a lifetime away, but these fonts can bring the spooky season even closer than it is. This makes it perfect for designers who want to start the scare party as early as now. Especially if you feel that your Halloween designs can use that authentic creepy and mysterious feel, any of these fonts listed above can deliver exactly that.
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