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Four Free Chiller Fonts

written by: Thursday Bram•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 4/30/2009

You can add a bit of a scary touch to your desktop publishing project with the right chiller font. There are many fonts out there with just a touch of horror: the four below are just a handful of the free options out there.

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    Gypsy Curse

    Gypsy Curse
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    Gypsy Curse

    The Gypsy Curse typeface was created with horror movie posters in mind. The lettering is reminiscent, and can be perfect for any project that you need to add a bit of horror to. It's not just a Halloween font, though: Gypsy Curse can make a statement all year long. The font is fairly complete, with a complete set of numerals and punctuation marks, along with both upper and lower case letters. If you need certain symbols or accents, it may not be an ideal font, but it can work for the majority of desktop publishing projects.

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    Bloody

    Bloody
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    Bloody

    When it comes to chiller fonts, you have to have one that drips down your page. Bloody is an ideal font for this purpose: while it is limited to upper case letters, it does come with numbers and most punctuation. It's perfect for headlines, or setting some text apart from the rest of your design. However, it won't work as well with large blocks of text.

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    About Dead

    About Dead
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    About Dead

    For a touch of creepiness, About Dead may be a perfect font. The letters are sketchy, hinting at a quickly scratched out message. About Dead is primarily a headline font: it is difficult to read in large blocks of text, but in large, singe lines the typeface can act as a great design element. It is somewhat complete: the lower case letters are practically identical to the capital versions, but the font's designer did include some accented letters. Basic punctuation marks are also included in the typeface, along with numerals.

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    Chankenstein

    Chankenstein
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    Chankenstein

    The letterforms in the Chankenstein font look just as stitched together as Frankenstein's monster might have. While the characters set into both the lower case and upper case character set are actually capital letters, the upper case version have a much heavier outline, making them almost two distinctive fonts. Both versions, however, are primarily highlight or headline fonts. Using them at length will produce text that is difficult to read. The font also has almost no symbols or punctuation marks.

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    More Chiller Fonts

    Many font sites maintain a list of chiller or horror fonts. Dafont, one of the larger free font databases, has over a hundred fonts in its horror list that you can browse through if you need something a little different for your desktop publishing fonts.