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Create Spookiest Videos With Professional Halloween Effects

Only a week away to Halloween, and check out we’ve got for you here! This surprising tutorial is just in time to show you how to create a completely professional and scary video clips to freak the hell out of your friends on this Halloween. In the previous tutorial, you’ve learnt the simplest way to make a Halloween video using Filmora. No joke! This time will be a whole new level!

Let’s see how the new Halloween package of Filmora can help you create awesome videos just like pieces you’ve seen in The Walking Dead, or other scary clips on television!

First of all, make sure you have the latest version of Filmora installed on your computer. If you already own the full version, click on Help button >> Help >> Check for updates …

Update halloween version

If you don’t have Filmora, you can download it from below buttons:

Note: $69.99 for a lifetime license. But you can buy Filmora with 60% DISCOUNT (Only $23) from Wondershare coupon page

Here are 6 steps to create an awesome trick-or-treat video!

Step 1: Import your videos

Run the program >> Choose Full Feature Mode

Click Import button (1) to open your video file. Alternatively, you can click (2).

Import video

>> Download Free Halloween sound effects and import to your Halloween clip for more professional.

Step 2: Trim your video in timeline

Click and drag your video to Filmora timeline for editing.

Drag video to timeline

Trim each video clip in timeline so that you can have just the scenes you want by deleting unnecessary parts.

Trim video in timeline

Step 3: Add titles

Click Text (3) >> Choose Halloween effects (4)

You can click to preview a list of built-in introduction text for you video. Click the one you like and drag it to timeline.

Note: Except the first effect, others are shown with their own backgrounds as you can see in the preview.

Add halloween text

Double click on the effect in video session (6) to adjust its settings (Hue, Contrast, Speed, …) >> OK.

Edit background effects for text

Double click on the effect in below session (7) to edit your text (font, size, color, …) >> OK.

Edit text format

Step 4: Flash and Hold

It would be cool to freeze the characters just like you see in the movies.

Click to choose the part to freeze >> Click Flash and hold button (8). What this does is essentially take a picture of this frame of the video and freeze that image for a few seconds. Trim a little bit off the end of the clip and then re-adjust your title to fit.

Flash and hold

Step 5: Add Overlays & Filters

Click Overlays button (9) >> Pick the effect category you want to add to your video on the left column.

Add halloween overlays

This is how a “Damaged film” looks like:

Damanged film overlay

Old film effect:

Old film overlay

Grunge overlays:

Grunge overlays

Once you choose the one(s) you like, drag it down below the video in timeline and edit it (them) to fit the length of each part.

Add overlay effects to timeline

Click Filters (11) >> Halloween category >> Drag the filters you like to timeline and edit them to fit the scenes in the video.

Add Halloween filters

Here are some filter applications for your references!

Negative Red:

Negative red filter


Negative filter

Exposure flash:

Exposure flash filter

Glitch distortion:

Glitch distortion filter


>> How to add special effects to video with Wondershare Filmora

Step 6: Add scary music background

In this Halloween version, Filmora also includes a creepy music library for you to add in your video.

Click Music (10) >> Choose Halloween category >> Preview each music file and drag to timeline where you want it to be played >> OK

Add halloween music

Check out below video for quick tutorial on these 6 steps:

NEXT LEVEL: Create terrible voices for Halloween with Voice Changer Software

Read More: How to create a Christmas video

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