30 Scariest Halloween Designs Ever

Halloween is my favorite holiday, a sentiment shared by many graphic designers who relish the opportunity to craft designs free of the constraints of marketing norms.  From fan art to marketing media to simply wicked designs, Halloween gives graphic designers freedom to unleash creative power, and shock and scare customers and admirers out of their wits.  Some Halloween designs are so good they might even be cause for a few sleepless nights … or at least to sleep with one eye open.  I present 30 such designs here.

1.  Halloween by Tatchit

When trick or treating, best policy dictates strict avoidance of stray dogs.

Halloween by Tatchit on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_09-56-16

 

2.  Halloween Flyer by Juan Juncosa

Bring the whole family for a night of general skullduggery!

halloween flyers on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_09-58-31

 

3.  Halloween by JtotheOtotheE

You just knew smashing Mrs. Dodd’s pumpkins back in junior high was going to come back to haunt you.

Halloween by JtotheOtotheE on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-00-26

 

4.  Happy Halloween by Daniel Tunstall

Clowns at carnivals?  OK to take the balloon.  Clowns anywhere else?  No balloons!

Happy Halloween........ on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-02-22

 

5.  Halloween by SimonWeaner

I believe this to be an accurate personification of the holiday itself.

Halloween by SimonWeaner on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-03-56

 

6.  Halloween Gate by Jerry8448

Careful!  It might be a trap.

Halloween Gate by jerry8448 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-05-02

 

7.  Halloween Poster by David Vicente

An attention-getting and creepy-as-heck poster for a Halloween event.

Poster Rattle'n'Roll 2011 on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-14-07

 

8.  The King of Halloween II by seifer-sama

What Jack Skellington aspires to be.

The King of Halloween II by ~seifer-sama on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-15-45

 

9.  Talon Falls Advertisement

A terrifying poster for an awesome Midwest Halloween attraction located in Kentucky.

Scariest Huanted Houses - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-17-06

 

10.  Cinema of Horror by LP2525Holmes

The most horrifying movie you will ever see.  Live to tell your friends about it!

Cinema of Horror by ~LP2525Holmes on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-22-49

 

11.  Happy Halloween by Taguza

This is what happens when you trick or treat at the house your parents warned you about.

Happy Halloween by ~Toguza on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-46-43

 

12.  POP Party Halloween Edition 2012 by Marco Antonio Gomes

Cazwell, Rihanna, Madonna and Lady Gage, zombified and absolutely horrifying.

POParty Halloween Edition 2012 on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-50-11

 

13.  Horror Dream Team by luiggi26

I don’t care how good USA Basketball is, they’d get slaughtered by this Dream Team.

Horror Dream Team by ~luiggi26 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-52-23

 

14.  Halloween by Kanina-Firefox

A werewolf in the eerie glow of a campfire’s embers?  This is why I don’t go camping.

Halloween by ~Kanina-Firefox on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-54-08

 

15.  Costume.me by Oleg Kostyuk

This artwork for a costume retailer presents one of the creepiest scenes on the web.

Costumize.Me on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-55-58

 

16.  1887 -  Daughters of the Cannibal Society by Jason Mowry

The design alone is unsettling; but when you add in the title it puts everything in creepy context.

1887- Daughters of the cannibal society on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-57-52

 

17.  Background 1173 by AshenSorrow

Would you cross this bridge for the promise of better candy on the other side?

Premade Background 1173 by AshenSorrow on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_10-59-32

 

18.  Halloween by Michael Kochnev

A motley crew assembled in this ghastly photo manipulation.

halloween on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-00-51

 

19.  Ghost of Halloween Past by MBHenriksen

An original idea for a horrifying Halloween haunt!

Ghost of Halloween Past by MBHenriksen on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-03-17

 

20.  Franky by nicebleed

A wicked Frankenstein design that displays the monster’s grotesque visage.

Franky on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-04-28

 

21.  Halloween by Titusboy25

The witch with her brew is creepy enough, but the background spirit takes the cake.

Halloween by titusboy25 on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-06-09

 

22.  Silver Spring Zombie Walk Poster

Zombie walks are all the rage, and this poster shows why.  When else do you get to zombify yourself in such chilling detail?

Silver Spring, Singular Bring Out Your Dead The 4th Annual Silver Spring Zombi_2012-10-08_11-07-42

 

23.  Halloween by StinaWiik

Absolutely the last thing I want to see heading my way when I’m out for a walk.

Halloween... by StinaWiik on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-09-04

 

24.  The Lamere Halloween Bash Poster

A super-spooky Halloween party advertising poster themed like a horror B-movie.

Algorithm Design Studio NYC  Online Journal - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-13-25

 

25.  Halloween by sandara

The witch is scary, sure, but what the heck are those little cat-orbs going to do to you when they catch you spying on this wicked concoction?

halloween by sandara on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-14-48

 

26.  Mask Party Poster

This wicked grin would be an unwelcome sight when walking alone in the dead of night!

Halloween Poster - Allawah.jpg (2441×3425) - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-16-59

 

27.  Halloween 2008 by x-catman

A creepy visitor from beyond the grave requests the pleasure of your company.

Halloween 2008 by ~x-catman on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-18-08

 

28.  Halloween Marketing Postcard by Joker Studio

Undoubtedly the coolest candy basket you’ve ever seen!

Halloween 2011 on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-20-15

 

29.  Halloween Night by Candra

A witchy vixen?  Don’t even pretend like you wouldn’t be screaming for mommy if you saw this witch flying around Halloween night.

Halloween night by =Candra on deviantART - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-21-26

 

30.  Halloween Illustration by Vladimir

The longer you stare at it, the creepier it gets.

Illustrations 2011 on the Behance Network - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-22-50

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