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Sticks and stones can break your bones, but there’s no power able to tarnish your perfectly crafted design project! It’s time to defeat your fear with the most dreadful and scary fonts. Assets like these would be suitable for Halloween-related work and can be applied to the cutting-edge concepts you’re about to carry out.
Not everyone on our team has a thing for horror movies. Speaking of games in that genre, thanks to all gaming YouTubers, it’s possible to enjoy the plot without having to deal with the frightening and tense gameplay or jumpscares. Hence, these things are nothing compared to love for a high-quality horror font! As we like to repeat, referring to other digital goods selections, there are no limits on your ideas.
Even if the scary letter fonts are called this way, nothing forbids you to apply them to projects having no liaison with horror themes. The diversity of styles, visions, allusions to pop culture, and just the way every item is made — it’s high time to face your fears in the name of creativity!
Our Team’s Top Pick
The Viperion — Display Typeface
Introducing, The Viperion — a scary font with bold letters and unusual form. This display typeface has a unique shape, suitable to capture the horror, thriller, and spooky-theme design. The item is also perfectly made to be applied to logos and other various projects such as labels, magazines & book covers, novels, tags, or any advertising purpose. Let out your darkest design ideas!
The Backbone is a simple display font with bone embellishments at the ends of each letter. This one is the perfect scary font for Halloween party invitations, party decorations, and many zombie-themed events! Backbone comes with 310 glyphs, swashes, stylistic sets, alternates and ligatures, as well as swashes, and ligatures, giving it an obvious advantage over the other horror fonts.
This one is for you if you’re looking for a carefully-styled scary font that will grab the reader’s attention and build suspense. Fright Night is an emotional serif typeface with horror vibes, which has a clean, sharp, and unique feel. Fright Night is suitable for posters, movie titles, album covers, branding, business cards, and more.
Aviorte Blackletter Font
Embrace the spookiness of blackletter typefaces! Its spiky letters look majestic and scary at the same time. Multilanguage support coming in the package also allows you to design & translate messages for any audience. A little bonus to complete the look: swashes, drawn Dobermann heads, and ornamental elements for Illustrator.
Psychomachy — Handmade Scary Font
Some of the best scary fonts are here, be ready to get frightened! Psychomachy is an ink-drawn typeface with a rusty feel — similar to all those messages written with blood on bathroom tiles. It is designed to meet your project’s needs, like standard and ligature glyphs and multilingual support.
What story is hiding behind the bold letters of one of the best horror fonts? Ghoul is a spooky-themed brush font that’s awesome for scary titles and site headers. It includes uppercase multilingual letters, punctuation, and numbers, plus some extra frightening vibes! Using this scary font with grunge and noisy overlays would enhance the impression greatly.
Byegonest Typewriter Font
A message written on yellowish paper with a typewriter font generally means two things: a letter from the 19th century or a note from some movie kidnapper. Either way, this typeface easily passes for a scary font, thanks to many film plots about serial killers. It comes in 2 styles, 3 weights, and has a set of alternates.
Horrible Brush – Horror Font
Horrible Brush is a horror brush typeface with a messy texture suitable for some scary and Halloween projects. Each letter is made in a vibrant, trembling manner to evoke fear. It’s all caps with numerals, punctuation, and also multilingual support. Just one look at this scary font makes you anxious… in a proper spooky way, of course.
Zombie Carshel — Brush Textured Font
Here’s the all-caps hand-drawn horror font created with a dry brush that gives a feel of ink or paint dripping down the wall. This perfect font is suitable to be used as a logotype, product designs, labels, watermarks, social media posts, apparel design or anything that needs a grunge feel.
Vampire Zone Font
Beware of dangers as you’re entering the vampire zone! The typeface is inspired by a quirky style with a fun Halloween theme, suitable for various party posters, flyers, craft packaging, labels, and so on. Such details as halftone texture and some contrasting palette would be a perfect addition to the final result. Curly characters are hypnotizing; you’ve been warned!
Scratch is an edgy, awesome handmade scary font with every letter, number, punctuation, and glyph you can imagine! Do you know what else it has in abundance? The chilling feeling to it, as if it was actually scratched by some horror-movie creature. Sketchy lettering like this would look great on a monochrome background or as a pattern of scribbled words written all over the artboard.
Beautiful Horror Font
If you are a horror genre fan, you surely know what true scary fonts should be like! For example, they can repeat the scratches on the glass (oh, those chilling sound effects!). This free type features a distinct character design, and we’re sure you never had anything in your toolbox before: something as rough and terrifying.
Silent Hell of Cheryl
Can you remember watching Silent Hill for the first time? After it was released, designers tried to capture its darkness and anxiety in their artworks and typefaces — and Silent Hell is a perfect font to illustrate this phenomenon. It’s inspired by the movie posters and the original warning sign design placed at the entrance of the Silent Hill village.
Horror Type Font
Get your collection of scary fonts completed by the devil himself! This typeface is made of horror stories and pure fear, so be careful using it! Despite its terrifying feel, it proved extremely versatile: you can use it for music album covers, movie posters, and Halloween horror themes for your site.
Scary Things — Sharp & Creepy Serif
Scary Things is a sharp serif with a horror feel! This serif is so clean that it will make your design pop up. This font is suitable for poster movies, especially thriller & horror genres. With a unique & sharp shape, this horror font will make your posters stand out! Besides, this font supports multi-language settings.
Nightmare Before Christmas Font
Imitating the title style for the same-named stop-motion dark fantasy movie by Tim Burton, this scary letters font has the potential to be recognized and consequently will be noticed in the array of other horror design projects. If you haven’t seen the cartoon, first off, you should definitely fix that; second, the typeface deserved your attention.
Fair to say Pandora is a weird typeface compared to the other horror fonts. But obviously, it makes this one so aesthetic, mysterious, and captivating! This scary movie font consists of 3 different variations: the simple version of the font, the one having more geometric & abstract elements. The last one is just out of this world! That horror movie font comes packed with the essentials: uppercase letters and numerals.
Stranglethorn brings bold mystery typography to the savvy designers’ audience. It’s the best choice for your professional design projects, including logos, poster designs, t-shirts, headlines, flyers, covers, branding, magazines, social media, advertisements, or something that needs modern or futuristic looks.
This slanted sans is one of a kind. All the energy and stamina fill it from A-Z! It’ll be a perfect addition to your loud design projects. Now, with a few effects applied, you can bring your presentations to the next level! Even with flat colors, Run! Font pokes you in the eye. To form a great output, combine uppercase and lowercase to see a better result.
Deep Horror Font
The classic horror movie genre has brought us many stylish covers and posters, setting the standard of vintage aesthetics. Deep Horror text font is not an exception! It comes in regular and italic versions and is suitable for event promos, t-shirts, logos, and badge ideas. Also, the combination of different letters and ligatures allows you to have fun and, at the same time, create your unique feel.
Circus Freak Font
Circus Freak scary font was partly inspired by the old American chromatic wood type from the late 1800s and the desire to create a chromatic typeface. Its old-style western sensibility and thick slab serifs will add a dramatic look to any design project. The fancy horror typeface includes language support for eastern, central, and western European countries.
How to turn slime into something spooky and scary? Add the word “lethal” to it and see it dripping down the wall! But seriously, it wouldn’t work without its horror-genre feel being so suitable for some frightening designs: Halloween posters, party invitations, childhood horror story books, comic titles, and social media posts.
Sorrow — Horror Font
If you’re searching for a mystery experience, the Sorrow is one of the best horror fonts that can meet your requirements. Created with slovenly-looking letters, adding extra grunge mood, the typeface features a classic horror-inspired raw design. This font would be perfect for any product with a gothic message.
Get another retro, vintage, and grunge display font for your new projects. Great for your Christmas or Halloween projects, and would look relatively scary for a childhood horror story project! It comprises 6 font files. A slight halftone effect applied to it will come in handy and only improve the perception of a ready-made project.
Crimes Times Six Font
Horror fonts don’t necessarily have to be about demons, nightmare visions, and maniacs. For the sake of a scare, horror typography should create some suspense and trigger the emotions your project would benefit from. Precisely for the described purpose, introducing this free font, charged with a thriller vibe.
Exorcist — Horror Display Typeface
Are you good at exorcism and driving out demons from people’s souls? Sounds too blunt to ask a thing like that, but in case you’re into that kind of stuff, this horror font is exactly for you. Exorcist is one of the worst scary typefaces, and it truly leaves no hope. Try downloading and using it for many occasions, such as Halloween-styled decor, movie posters, clothing, music, and many more!
Another Danger | Horror Font
The perfect kind of typeface that proves its usefulness from time to time. This scary font has unruly inks delivered to every glyph, producing an enigmatic effect. Create the hardcore vibe, the retro feel, and the artworks of chaos. Splatter your creativity with Another Danger! The package includes 2 types of font: Another Danger + Another Danger Slanted.
Gristled Font Font
An evil creature can be defeated with silver bullets, wooden stakes, or mysterious potions with an ancient Latin spell read aloud. A bad horror-themed design can be saved with a well-picked scary font, especially if it’s free. Gristled is a typeface full of mystery that looks epic and fascinating on posters, movie titles, and flyers.
Scarytale Vintage Layered Font
Scare everyone with your story, accompanied by one of the cutest scary fonts! If we were to compare it with something aside from other horror fonts, it would be another Tim Burton cartoon: giving the chills at first sight but turning out to be so lovely anyway. It’s a multi-layered & multilingual vintage typeface that works well for fabulous book covers and logotypes.
Face Your Fears Font
Probably, the most popular horror films move is writing threats or calls for help with red paint. ‘Cause there is nothing more safe and peaceful than encountering this kind of message (sarcasm alert). If you want to strike terror in the audience, click the “download” button on the page with this free scary font and compose the most fearful dripping designs!
Spook Show Poster Font & Art Bundle
It’s creepy, and it’s kooky, mysterious! Sure, it’s perfect for retro-inspired horror or Halloween designs. But its “wiggly” outline also makes this horror film font a fantastic choice for designs that need an icy, chilly, reptilian, shaky, or nervous vibe. It also includes a selection of editable vector stock illustrations, unlike many other horror fonts.
What can Halloween design do without the ouija board — the thing usually causing the plot development in every scary story? Pentacle font is a great lettering ready to be paired with over 130 apothecary-inspired icons. Gothic and sans serif, the Pentacle fonts work perfectly together and can also stand alone.
Carpathia Typeface + Extras
The only sphere where one can let occultism slide is art! Every character in this horror font is the result of witchcraft, how else can you explain such a powerful spirit they carry? Carpathia is a display typeface inspired by sorcery. Its ultra-condensed, carved styling evokes a rough handmade feel that will add atmosphere to any project.
Bates Shower Font
You might not have watched the “Bates Motel,” but at least discovering this free scary font can do half of the business, making you feel that horror moment. The letters, imitating blood stains, are artistically smudged and used to picture the alphabet in a threatening manner. And the “O” swirls are just splendid!
Karloff — Halloween Horror Font
The best ideas get born after paying close attention to everything your brain consumes: movies, books, music, commercials, games, and other sources of information. Taking this scary font, for example, what cartoon does it make you think of? While you’re busy with the answer, here’s what the typeface contains: basic Latin letters, numbers & symbols you can all use.
Dreadful + Extras
Are you a fan of old-school horror movies with a distorted grainy picture and some horror fonts in the titles? This typeface, called Dreadful, is inspired by horror movie classics and vintage comic books. Dreadful is the best option for applying it to a heading, logotype, quotes, apparel design, posters, greeting cards, packaging, and more.
Deathgrin is an entirely hand-drawn, horror-style scary font, guaranteed to give your inscriptions a perfect dose of terror. It’s all-caps only, however it does include a few alternates and basic punctuation. It’s the mixture of a rough heavy metal with some forbidden witchcraft — a suitable recipe for a horror design.
A Charming Font
Among all the typical scary fonts, a bunch of gothic typography is inevitably associated with vampires and medieval mystery. Pointy characters appear as dangerous digital spikes! Consider adding extra effects with overlays to ensure the achieved results will make your clients scream.
Chopping Block Font
Chopping Block is a blood-curdling, scary font for any horror design, demanding gruesome typography — Halloween parties, horror film festivals, maybe gothic wedding invitations? Playful or horrifying, let your audience know what they’re in for… Everyone will scream from the excitement!
Raven Song Font
Not only the dark backgrounds, mysterious visions, and spooky sound effects shape the hardcore vibe of an artwork. Sometimes a mere slasher type is enough to launch the chaos machine in mind, a sucker for any horror-styles artworks. This free font has thin, extended characters, stretching out to be as psychologically intimidating as possible!
Dracula Palace — Gothic Horror Font
Dracula Palace comprises both gothic and scary design because of its peculiar raw look. The characters come with OpenType features such as stylistic alternates, punctuation marks, and numerals for any design idea to be brought to life. Overall, the central motif is not too pushy, so the final message doesn’t come out too persistent.
Magnificent Serif Font
Having tried out tons of inventive decorative or display fonts, a feeling of glut might appear, accompanied by the tiredness of weirdly-styled indistinguishable characters, or swirls. What is likely to become your remedy is a proper horror film font, made in a classic Halloween party style.
Spooky Society SVG Font
Booo, it’s time for your Halloweeny projects or horror design artworks to obtain some fresh SVG font + design elements! A ghoulish all-caps comes with built-in speckly texture for its letters. The doodles used in the previews have been added for you, making this rough typeface one of the best horror fonts on the market!
Frequently Asked Questions
Searching for the perfect look for your horror-themed design, it’s important to choose the creepiest typeface out of all horror fonts! In our selection, you can pick Sorrow, Deathgrin, or Exorcist.
If you’re opting for the spooky cute message, check out Lethal Slime or Freich Monsta. In case of a blood-chilling terror, try using Deathgrin, Zombie Carshel, or Another Danger.