You have your Halloween candy bowl set, the plastic skeleton hanging and your fake cob webs decorating every bush in your front yard…but are you really ready for Halloween? Take a look at these awesome video tutorials so you can be inspired to take your Halloween family videos to the next level with impressive Halloween special effects!

1. Demon Face — VideoCopilot 

This effect is sure to send shivers up your spine! The experts at Video Copilot take you through the steps of turning a normal human being into a terrifying demon in After Effects.


2. Blood and Guts — FilmRiot 

Film Riot takes you through multiple effects, showing you not only the editing techniques, but also the props and makeup used for the actual footage. This tutorial is pretty long, but if you stick with it you’ll get 3 or 4 really good ghoulish techniques out of it.


3. Demontor’s Kiss — PopFX 

What could possibly be more scary than getting your soul sucked out? PopFX takes you through the two step process in After Effects to create the dementor’s kiss effect used in Harry Potter movies.


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In case your Halloween project is in need of a spooky cemetary landscape, here is a free stock footage clip that you can use, royalty-free!

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