Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the time of year in which every video editor and producer works on the clock to create amazing scary-themed videos. If you need to turn something around quickly, cut time by using these Halloween video templates. With these Motion Array assets, it’s as simple as swapping the media and text for your own.
Part 1: 24 Dark and Thrilling Halloween Video Templates
Do you dare enter these rooms? Check out this Final Cut Pro template featuring dynamic camera moves, freaky padlocks and bolts, and a seriously creepy vibe. Edit the text to make it into your own.
2. Thriller Opener 4K
An unsolved murder…a serial killer on the loose…this Premiere Pro template is perfect for creating the opening titles sequence of your latest true crime documentary or Scandi thriller. Just replace the footage and the text and hit render.
3. Halloween Instagram Stories
Running a scary-themed offer for your business? Reach your audiences through Instagram Stories with this spooky but fun Halloween-themed Instagram template. The 9:16 After Effects is easy to edit and customize.
4. Halloween Stories Pack
If you’re a Premiere Pro user, don’t shy away from Instagram Stories. Use this pack of ready-made vertical video templates to create instant promo videos for your social media audiences.
5. Halloween Intro
This Halloween-themed intro template is perfect for advertising your spooky events or creating a trailer for your horror film. All you need to do in After Effects is replace the footage with your own, edit the text and render the sequence.
6. Halloween Slideshow
Creepy, floating pumpkins, scratched film and eerie transitions come together to create this After Effects template perfect for Halloween intro videos. Use it as a complete video or to introduce a wider campaign.
7. Halloween Party Promo
Get spooky with this Halloween party promo for After Effects. Sliding, parallax footage, and a grungy atmosphere make this the perfect template for creating professional but creepy videos. Use it to advertise your events and parties.
8. Halloween Horror Transitions
If you’re looking for transitions to dress up your creepy videos, try this pack of Halloween-themed transitions. This is a unique project for Premiere Pro that contains 10 horror transitions, from VHS glitches to cobwebs and sudden frightening jump cuts.
9. Dark Horror Trailer Opener
This Final Cut Pro template gives you a horror-themed video in just a few clicks. Simply replace the footage, edit the text, and you’ll have an instant promo for your Halloween YouTube channel or event.
10. The Terror Horror Titles
These slickly produced horror titles for After Effects are excellent for creating a title sequence in your own horror films. All you need to do is replace the footage and the text. There are seven editable text layers and five media placeholders.
11. Scary Trailer
This scary video template uses creepy text animation and explosive transitions to conjure a frightening atmosphere – perfect for trailers to horror movies and Halloween events. The template contains 12 editable text layers, 12 media placeholders, and one logo placeholder.
12. Halloween Horror Trailer
This easy-to-use Premiere Pro template contains transitions and animated text in a frightening, Halloween-themed style. The modular structure makes it super easy to swap out footage and replace the text.
13. Halloween Slideshow
This Premiere Pro slideshow template is perfect for presentations at events, business shows, and other more light-hearted Halloween-themed projects. Simple transitions and text animations work well together and all you need to do is replace the footage and edit the text.
14. Halloween Slideshow 4K
This After Effects template is packed with spooky Halloween designs like pumpkins, ghosts, and ghouls, animated with slick camera moves. The hand-made paper ghosts give it a tangible, timeless feeling.
15. Halloween Intro and Slideshow
This 3D slideshow effect combines images and footage with a creepy Halloween design and is ideal for presentations or title sequences. The template contains two versions – use them separately or both in the same video.
16. Mystery Opener
Dynamic, harsh glitching effects with scratched film and blood spatters are perfect for YouTube channel introductions and title sequences. The After Effects template contains 12 media placeholders and 11 editable text layers.
17. Halloween Party Invitation
Reveal your party in style with this After Effects template for Halloween party invitations. Replace the footage and edit the text to customize it completely and impress your friends, family, and colleagues with a premium, professional production.
18. Halloween Promo
Frighten your audiences with this chilling Halloween promo video template, built-in After Effects. 3D gravestones, mist, and creepy lighting make this an awesome template for YouTube channel intros, scary movies, and Halloween-themed commercials.
19. Spooky Scary Titles
This After Effects pack of 11 horror titles is a call back to the great retro Hammer horror films of the 1930s. With a grainy, black and white style, cheesy text, and fun graphics, it’s a love letter to everything horror-related.
20. Bloody Grunge Titles
Dirty, grainy, grungy – and full of skulls. This is a creepy but fun template for Adobe After Effects that horror fans would love. Use it as a title sequence for your TV shows and YouTube videos.
Open the creaking graveyard gates…listen to the sounds of cackling laughter and flapping wings…and swap out the logo placeholder for your own to get an instant Halloween-themed logo reveal.
22. Horror Slideshow
This creepy template contains 10 editable text layers and 10 video placeholders. All you need to do is open up After Effects and replace the media files to create an instant horror-themed intro title sequence.
23. Sinister Intro
Sometimes, less is more. That’s definitely the case with this intro template built-in After Effects which utilizes text animation against simple colored backgrounds really effectively. All you need to do is edit the text and render the sequence.
24. Spooky Halloween
This dynamic Halloween template is a little different than the others – it features fun, beautifully animated 2D designs and text. With pumpkins and bats galore, simply edit the text and swap out the logo to create an immediate Halloween-themed logo resolve.
Part 2: Tips for Creating Amazing Halloween Videos
Other than picking a great existing creepy Halloween template, what can you do to make amazing Halloween videos?
- Remember that audio plays a huge role in trailers and promos, just like with Hollywood horror films.
- Use sound effects such as creaking doors, flapping bats, and creepy wind to bring your video to life and chill your audiences.
- Consider royalty-free music – choose something slow, ominous, and creepy, with plenty of risers and frightening drones. Check out a great list of royalty-free Halloween music for inspiration.
- Shooting in black and white (or at least turning the footage black and white in the edit) will immediately crank up the spooky factor. You’ll find the desaturated, grainy low-fi look in a lot of horror films.
- Mix up the angles of your shots. Sometimes filming something deliberately awkwardly can have a disconcerting effect on the viewer. Try using extreme close-ups, or shooting from high up or low down to take the audience away from their comfort zone.
- Using video overlays to give your footage a sickly, scary feel is a very quick and easy method of creating a brilliant Halloween film. Play around with the effects in your editing software and find the one that works for you.
- When choosing a location to shoot in, pick something that will give your audience the creeps. Abandoned tunnels, dark spaces, and old warehouses are much more frightening than fields and living rooms!
As you’ll be working on some Halloween-themed videos for yourself or clients, using a video template from Motion Array can speed up your process massively. If you don’t want to use a template then remember some key tips for creating scary videos, such as mix up the camera angles, use overlays and effects to make the footage look creepier, and finish it off with ominous and chilling sound effects and music.