Even though there are few fonts as perfect as Helvetica Neue, Halloween designs may inspire your search for a quirky font. Below are some of my favorite free fonts that I’ve been using for my spookiest designs.

Alfa Slab One

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This font recalls old, dusty book covers with the serif tails on each letter. Also, the thick weight makes it highly readable — giving you the option to use with riskier color combinations.

Pairs well with a script font like Mr De Haviland.

Vast Shadow

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This font brings an old-fashioned detail with its shadow effect.

Pairs well with a simple font like Roboto.

Bungee Shade

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This font reminds me of all the funky 60s and 70s horror movie posters.

Pairs well with virtually any sans serif font.


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This font reminds me of stars at a stage show. However, they’re not as dated as using a literal marquee effect.

Pairs well with a strong option like Oswald.


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This font looks like a mix between cut-out lettering and those creepy “serial killer” notes. The uneven lines make for jarring visuals.

Pairs well with a readable font Arial Black.

Monoton Regular

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This font reminds me of Suspiria (1977), or really anything by Dario Argento. Its bold, graphic lines pair well with bright colors and a restrained secondary font.

Pairs well with simple fonts like Calibri.

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