Free Halloween Fonts for Invitations, Haunted House Flyers, and More

Halloween Spider

What would Halloween be without a few spider webs? The Halloween Spider font can take care of your needs in that respect: every letter has a spider web (and a spider) of its own. This typeface is meant primarily as a headline or accent font — while it has a complete alphabet, the Halloween Spider font has only limited punctuation and no numerals. (Click on images for a larger view.)

Halloween Spider

Tango Macabre

Need a few more skeletons in your closet? The Tango Macabre font is full of skeletons working together to make the letterforms. This font is a little more subtle than some other Halloween fonts, but it can add a little bit of fright to your documents. There are lower case letters included in this font — at first glance, they look just like the upper case version, but there are some distinct differences if you look closely.

Tango Macabre

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a different sort of font from many other Halloween typefaces. Rather than focusing on the scarier aspects of the season, Pumpkin is more of a fall font — there are pumpkins and leaves growing from all of the letters. The pumpkin affect is subtle in some spots, but take a close look at the letter ‘p’.

Pumpkin

Halloween Bats

You get plenty of bats along with the Halloween Bats typeface. This font includes both capital and lower case letters, all with bats swirling around the letterforms. It’s another accent font, limited to letters, but it would be a fairly difficult-to-read text font if you used it for much more.

Halloween Bats

More Free Fonts

If you don’t see the perfect Halloween font here, Dafont actually maintains a list of Halloween fonts. These are all decorative fonts, perfect for adding a little October magic to your desktop publishing. Most decorative fonts are not complete fonts, though. Some are missing punctuation while others don’t have numerals. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t useful: it just means that most Halloween fonts won’t work as text fonts.

This post is part of the series: Free Fonts for Desktop Publishing

No matter what event or holiday you are planning, if you are creating flyers or invitations for it, you’ll want a font that’s appropriate for the task. This series uncovers the best fonts to use for your desktop publishing projects, and better yet, every one of these fonts is free.
  1. A Guide to the Best Free Fonts Online for Desktop Publishers
  2. The Top Four Free Font Sites
  3. Four Free Fonts for Microsoft Word
  4. Four Free Fonts for Kids
  5. Four Free Elegant Wedding Fonts
  6. How to Find Free Helvetica Fonts
  7. Four Free Back-to-School Fonts
  8. Four Free Halloween Fonts
  9. Four Free Birthday Fonts
  10. Four Free New Year’s Eve Fonts
  11. Four Free Thanksgiving Fonts
  12. Four Free Valentine’s Day Fonts
  13. Four Free Easter Fonts
  14. Four Free St. Patrick’s Day Fonts
  15. Fancy Fourth of July Fonts
  16. Four Free Business Card Fonts