Last Updated on October 31st, 2017
Halloween is just around the corner and you must be geared up for all the trick-or-treating, mischief-making and carving jack o’ lanterns. Being a designer, you know that a lot of projects related to Halloween are coming your way. So, get ready to get in order to design those haunting and unnerving posters, party invites, cards, and decorations etc.
In connection to that, let’s get to learn about 13 free fonts that you can use in Halloween projects.
Designer: Chad Savage
Website: http:// www.sinisterfonts.com/
Gypsy Moon is a gruesome font which is perfect for creating monstrous titles for Halloween. It comes in regular weight and comprises of 78 characters. This wonderful spooky font is free to download for commercial and private use.
Designer: Nate Piekos
Location: Rhode Island, USA
If you love spooky things and want to add a flavor of Halloween to your design work, You Murderer is made for you. It is wonderfully creepy and cool freebie font. You can download it for free for personal use but the commercial use requires a license from blambot.com.
Designer: Christopher Hansen
Nemo Nightmares is one of the 28 fonts created by Chris Hansen. Equipped with 110 characters, this decorative and messy font is a great fit for Halloween celebration. Just check the little skull on character ‘i’ it looks eerie and beautiful. Nemo Nightmares is available for personal use without any cost. For commercial use, however, you need to seek permission from the designer.
Designer: Thomas W. Otto
With a total of 256,606 downloads so far, CSNPWDT NFI Font becomes quite a popular choice for people looking for free horror fonts. The blood dripping down from the letters creates a distinct feel for Halloween. Headlines and titles written in CSNPWD are definitely what you need for the Halloween season.
Designer: Darrell Flood
Here’s a cool rendition of basic Latin to celebrate this year’s Halloween. You can put it to a good use by making freaky posters and invites. The designer Darrell Flood has created more than 200 fonts and Spooky Light is one excellent type. It is available for personal use for free but you need to donate a minimum of $10 dollars to his website to use it in commercial projects.
Designer: Bolt Cutter Design Studio
A purely satanic free typeface that has a total of 63 characters. It’s a great gift from Bolt Cutter Design Studio for creating fabulous Halloween posters. You can also use it in logo design for heavy metal bands. Metal Macabre didn’t have punctuation in the first version but the numbers are added to the version 2.0.
Designer: Misti’s Fonts
Another cursive hand-drawn font that doesn’t give you creeps but still it sets off quite a fun and eerie look on Halloween. That’s what makes it a great choice for All Hallow’s Eve. The font includes Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Spacing Modifier Letters, General Punctuation, and Currency Symbols.
Designer: Chad Savage
Created by Chicago based designer Chad Savage that we mentioned earlier for Gypsy Moon font. Zombie Holocaust is another creative piece of work by him. Essentially made by rearranging the skeletons of the dead, it definitely has a ‘Day of the Dead’ feel to it. You can use this font for personal and commercial projects for free.
I bet you fondly remember the adorable ghost, Casper. This typeface is reminiscent of that character. It includes only the upper and lowercase letters but it’s good to give a ghostly feel to your headlines and titles. Not only it’s cute but also mysterious and sinister at the same time, that makes it a great choice for this Halloween.
Designer: Merethe Liljedahl (Lime)
Website: The author Lime seems to have abandoned her website and contact details.
This super spooky freebie font doesn’t need too many elements to create the sensation of horror but just one and that is spiders. It gives you the feel of entering a haunted house or cave full of spider webs. You can use it on Halloween posters and cards.
Designer: Nate Piekos
Okay! Now, this is the type that will surely send shivers up and down your spine. Scary, creepy, jagged, and jittery are all the different attributes of Maneater BB. With a total of 105 characters, it comes with regular and bold styles that allows creating a variety of Halloween texts.
Designer: Douglas Vitkauskas
A lot of bats and skulls is the specialty of this bone-chilling typeface. It has all the uppercase letters coupled with symbols and numbers. Vtks Caverirada is simple and legible, and it works great in mystical settings. Halloween party season is never complete without VTKS font. It is free for personal use. For commercial use, you need to acquire the license from designer’s website.
Designer: LJ Design Studios
Dreams of Death is the final type on our list of free spooky fonts. It’s a creepy brush font that creates the best Halloween feel. Headline or titles written in Dreams of Death give a perfect sadistic look. Even its name creates a terrifying and horrific effect.
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