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Spooky Fonts to Use for Halloween

Check out these horror-themed, whimsical, distorted and textured fonts to use in your spooky Halloween design projects.

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It’s spooky season, and your ads and social media posts can probably use some funky lettering to acknowledge it. Check out these Halloween fonts that will delight your audience .

October is here and with it the holiday spirit. Sure, you might not be able to throw a Halloween party, but you and your business can create cool ads and social media posts with scary fonts and typography that will help spread some holiday cheer… or chills.

Check out these fonts that will ensure a fun Halloween.

Creepy and horror Halloween fonts

What’s a spooky Halloween with no horror references? These fonts look like they are taken straight out of a classic slasher poster, or an arthouse indie horror film.

1. October Crow (free for commercial use)

If Halloween aesthetic to you means the 80s and 90s horror movies, gothic lore and spider webs, this creepy font in all uppercase might do the trick. Inspired by 1994’s “The Crow”, the designer turned it into a desktop font that can be perfect to use for greeting cards, Halloween party invitations, and any sort of commercial need.

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2. Halloween Too (free for personal use)

The dripping blood text effect on this typeface makes for a perfect horror font. This handwritten font also comes in uppercase and lowercase, so you can experiment with it more.

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3. Goat (free for commercial use)

This decorative gothic font is high-quality, sophisticated, yet somewhat spooky . The beautifully arched capital letters that are based on Gothic architecture are unlike any others on this list, making Goat one of the most high-quality free Halloween fonts.


4. Earwig Factory (free for commercial use)

If you’re planning on a themed Halloween party, or base your designs on a serial killer murder mystery flick, Earwig Factory checks all the marks. It is a jumbled alphabet mounted on background cards , resembling ransom letters in mystery thrillers.

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5. Nightmare 5 (free for personal use)

As the name suggests, this Halloween font will be perfect for your Halloween projects. It has a retro poster design-like aesthetic, with condensed lettering and a slight texture. If you need it for your marketing efforts , however, you’ll have to buy a commercial license.

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Whimsical fonts that will spruce up your Halloween designs

Not everything needs to be creepy to be eligible for your Halloween design projects. If you need to appeal to a more family targeted audience or nostalgics that would rather watch Tim Burton films instead of horrors, here are some quirky and magical fonts to use.

6. Alice in Wonderland (free for personal use)

Although not the official one, this font was inspired by Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” film. It might not exactly be a spooky font, but if you’ve read Alice in Wonderland, you’re well aware there’s enough jump scares and whimsical magic in it. This is a cute serif font that will fit great for your Halloween needs.

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7. Burton’s Nightmare (free for commercial use)

Yet another Burton-inspired font, this time from “Nightmare Before Christmas”. This playful calligraphy font is elegant, yet decorative . It comes in both uppercase and lowercase, so you can play with it in many different variations. It will definitely lend a movie poster quality to your designs.

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8. Billy Witch (purchase only)

This spellbinding swirly serif font is perfect for Halloween, since that is exactly what the designers had in mind when creating it. It has two variations: regular and italic, and comes with a few formats (OTF, TTF and WOFF) and additional glyphs.

It has decorative swirly serifs but is also jagged, sharp and pointy. This gives it an old and traditional feel yet is distressed in a modern, angular way adding a contemporary twist.

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9. Nightmare Pumpkins (purchase only)

This bulky and wavy font is inspired by the spooky season, and perfect to apply on clothing design, logos, posters, prints, etc. it has multi-language support, so those of you who are looking for a fun and decorative Halloween font in another alphabet, grab this one .

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10. HalloWitchZ (free for personal use)

This unique display font can fit even beyond the seasonal designs, but also on magic and fiction books and art. The varying sizes and bulkiness of each letter make it playful and unpredictable, lending a fun and quirky quality to any design.


Distorted fonts

If you want an unusual and more minimalist font family than the ones we already mentioned, you can decide to go with a distorted or glitchy font . Here are some you could use.

11. Bad Signal (free for personal use)

This cool glitchy font is perfect to use on a t-shirt, poster, or motion graphics. It is simple and sans-serif, so apart from the distorted effect, it is a classic and versatile typeface that you can use in different designs.

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12. Marola (free for commercial use)

If you want a sort of a three-dimensional effect in your designs , Marola is a font that will create an illusion of waviness. It might not necessarily be a typical Halloween font, but it is sort of spooky. And as far as free fonts go, this one is pretty unique and unusual.


13. Glitch City (free for personal use)

If your idea of a thematic spooky Halloween somehow merges with a cyberpunk/sci-fi aesthetic , Glitch City is a font straight out of this niche genre. It would also look amazing in motion.

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Textured and retro fonts

Bloody, muddy, rusty and creepy… Some texture effects can add extra spookiness , and these fonts have it!

14. Face Your Fears (free for personal use)

Take the “creepy” button and turn it up a notch with this textured font, that looks like writing in blood . It is perfect for your scary design projects, but definitely not suitable for any age demographic.

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15. Furgatorio (free for commercial use)

This 3D textured font reminds me of ancient ruin scriptures and old puzzle games. Perfect for a thematic design. Even the different styles of the font family are named after classic horror films (Annabelle, Chucky, Nosferatu, Frankenstein…).


16. Dreadful (purchase only)

Finally, we have Dreadful, a layered typeface inspired by classic horror movies and vintage comics. It is best used for headings, apparel design, invitations, flyers, posters, greeting cards, etc.


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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.

1 – Gypsy Moon

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Designer:   Chad Savage

Location:  Chicago

Website:  http://

Download:  Dafont

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.

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2 – You Murderer BB Font

You Murderer - Spooky Font Types

Designer:   Nate Piekos

Location:  Rhode Island, USA


Download:  Blambot

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

You Murderer - Spooky Font

3 – Nemo Nightmares Font

Nemo Nightmares - Free Spooky Fonts

Designer:   Christopher Hansen


Download:  1001fonts

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.

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4 – CSNPWDT NFI Font Family

CSNPWDT NFI - Free Fonts Halloween

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.

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5 – Spooky Light font

Spooky Light font - Spooky Font

Designer:   Darrell Flood


Download:  fontspace

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.

6 – Metal Macabre Font

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Designer:   Bolt Cutter Design Studio

Location: Denver


License: Free

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.

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7 – October Twilight font

October Twilight - Free Fonts Halloween

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.

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8 – Zombie Holocaust Font

Zombie Holocaust - Spooky Font


Download:  sinisterfonts

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.

Zombie Holocaust - Free Spooky Fonts

9 – Casper Font

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Designer:   DJ-JohnnyRka


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.

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10 – Spiders Font

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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.

Spiders - Spooky Font

11 – Man Eater BB Font Family

Man Eater BB - Free Spooky Fonts

Download:  blambot

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.

Man Eater BB - Spooky Fonts Free

12 – vtks caveirada Font

Vtks Caveirada - Free Fonts Halloween

Designer:   Douglas Vitkauskas


Download:  vtksdesign

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.

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13 – Dreams of Death font

Dreams of Death - Spooky Font

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.

Dreams of Death - Free Spooky Fonts

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