Get Shook—20 Horror After Effects Templates for Your Fright Night

The fear is real. From the return of Jigsaw and Pennywise the Clown to the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things, Fall 2017 is packed full of fan-favorites and adrenaline pumping frights. But big screams aren’t just for big screens! We’ve rounded up our 20 most downloaded After Effects templates for horror and Halloween projects. From glitchy title sequences to killer animations, these frightful templates are available for purchase in our Marketplace, where 100% of the sales commission goes back to artists like you. So whether … Read more about Get Shook—20 Horror After Effects Templates for Your Fright Night

The Ultimate Fright Night Toolkit: All the Stock You Need for a Killer Horror Film

What’s that creeping around the corner and lurking underneath the bed? Spine-tingling stock media, of course. From George A. Romero to M. Night Shyamalan, the film world is full of gruesome inspiration—but you don’t need a big studio production budget to thrill your audience. We’ve partnered with our sister sites GraphicStock and AudioBlocks to bring you the best of our horror film stock media in one essential toolkit. From zombies and ghouls to exorcisms and mass-murdering psychopaths—whatever your creative M.O.—we’ve got … Read more about The Ultimate Fright Night Toolkit: All the Stock You Need for a Killer Horror Film

Crafting Terror: Wes Craven and Directing Horror

Horror, as a genre, is essential. It can often be written off as schlocky or superficial, but in the right hands, a well-crafted scary story provides us with a cathartic release that reminds us we're human. When it reaches the heights of fine art, horror can be a visceral mirror through which to look at the darkest, hidden, or ignored parts of society. Wes Craven was a master of this kind of brutal satire. He was an intellectual, a former humanities professor who could look beyond the macabre, but who did such a fine job of chilling our … Read more about Crafting Terror: Wes Craven and Directing Horror