Scary Halloween Horror Effects for Video

Top 11 Free and Paid Collections of Halloween and Horror Video Effects

If you are working on horror scenes in your videos, here are over 400 best free and paid elements and sounds that you want to use in Halloween-themed scenes.

Gory scenes are not only for the horror movie genre. You can easily create horror scenes for social videos and your YouTube videos. If you work on a Halloween-themed project, horror video effects and sounds will help a lot. In our collection of free and paid elements you will find everything you will need to create basic horror and gory scenes. We have free title templates, free audio, free loopable videos, and horror movie video elements. We got some coupons and discounts if such elements are paid.

Here is our ultimate list of elements, effects, sounds that you can use in horror scenes and Halloween videos.

Free Horror Trailer Titles

Film Bodega, a fresh resource for starting and seasoned filmmakers and video editors, offers a free Premiere Pro mogrt that’s perfect to create horror titles. Whether it’s for your social video or horror trailer, this mogrt is a must-have.

35 Free Halloween Video Clips

Shutterstock gives away 35 loopable video clips that you can download for free. But these are not regular video clips you download from a stock footage site. These video elements all have a unique glitchy neon look. They are available in several groups: Characters, Accents, Background Loops. You can use these videos as is or you can change their color in After Effects or Premiere Pro. Download this free Halloween pack here.

21 Free Fog Overlays

If you are after a suspenseful scene, fog is your best friend to create this atmosphere of utmost suspense. PremiumBeat, a popular stock music site, has a free collection of 4K fog overlays. You can use this free pack in personal and commercial projects. Download the free pack here.

The blog post with the download link will also walk you through the steps of how to use these free fog overlays.

14 Free Dust Overlays

You may also need some dust to come into the editing mix. If so, check out this free dust overlay pack on Rocketstock.

The free dust pack includes 14 volumetric light overlays and 2 dust elements. All free for you!

Carnage Blood Pack [PAID]

Shutterstock has an impressive pack of blood video elements. This is high caliber! But it’s a paid collection. It includes 290+ blood effects in 4K. You can check the video below and you can see a bunch of details on the product page. Here is a tutorial about how far you can go with such carnage effects:

We also were able to get a couple of 15% off coupons if you’d like to buy this pack. These coupons are valid on all Shutterstock elements (valid in 2022):

  • FFF15
  • LUTS15
  • FIREWORKS15

If the 15% off codes don’t work, try these 10% coupons: ZZ10, FF10. Apply these coupons at checkout.

40+ Dark Sounds and Cinematic Atmospheres [PAID]

The same Film Bodega has a collection of professional dark sounds which are perfect for horror scenes. This is a paid collection including 40+ atmospheric sounds recorded in a professional studio. Just hear them out:

We reached out to Film Bodega and asked if they have any discount for our readers. The team was responsive and they gave Free For Video this exclusive 25% off coupon: FFV25. Use the coupon at checkout if you decide to buy this sound pack or anything else on their site.

10 Free Glitch Sound Effects

Rocketstock has 10 free glitch sound effects. These effects are perfect to create audio transitions in your scary videos. Hear them out below and download them for free here.

80 Free Atmospheric Sounds

In this free sound collection from PremiumBeat you can find a bunch of music textures that will fit horror scenes.

The sounds come in several genres and styles. All good for personal and commercial use.

More Free Halloween Sound Effects

Free Halloween Sound Effects

If you need more Halloween sound effects, including screams and yells, whispers and howls, check out our curated collection of free Halloween sound effects. You will get over 200 quality sounds in that list. All of those free SFX can be used in personal and commercial projects.

30 Free Horror Stock Videos

If you need to insert scary b-roll into your videos, Mixkit has over 30 free video clips with night scenes, Halloween-themed situations. The free videos can be downloaded as free HD clips. If you want to purchase the same videos in 4K, those videos will be available for a free on their parent site – Envato Video Elements.

13 Free Cinematic LUTs

Choosing the right looks for your horror scenes is so easy with LUTs. Shutterstock has a free pack of cinematic LUTs that you can download with one click.

In this free collection of LUTs, you will find 2-3 that will match and enhance the looks of gloomy and scary scenes.

Bonus

As a bonus, here is a great tutorial about shooting no-budget short horror films. The filmmaking techniques will be a good fit for any experimentation with the horror genre.


Whether it’s for Halloween-themed videos or other horror and scary video projects, build your own library of free and paid video elements by using the above resources.

In case you need more, check out the other free video elements.

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