Horror sound effects are one of the most searched terms on the internet related to sound effects. Why? For one, the horror film genre is a hugely popular type of film, right up there with action and adventure, and romance. Some of the most famous films ever made are horror films and all employ thousands of different horror sounds and horror sound effect types to increase the terrifying emotive impact of a horror film. In addition to major Hollywood films like the Friday the 13th series, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Psycho, there are thousands of indie filmmakers who also make horror films and need royalty free horror sound clips. SFXsource.com site owner, Adam A. Johnson, in fact, wrote the score for award winning indie filmmaker Mike Flangan's terrifying film "Oculous" and this score incorporates some of our deeper drone type horror sound effects wavs here at SFXsource.com. One of the most famous horror sounds is the infamous "Willhelm Scream" which has been used in literally dozens of sci-fi and horror films throughout recent decades.
The horror sound effect categories offered here are many and varied. We have all sorts of monster, ghost, and zombie sounds as well as many devil type and evil voices. One of the most popular types of royalty free horror sound effects at SFXsource.com is our Evil Laugh sound effect which is often downloaded by users. Sound, in horror, is incredibly important, as fear is an easy emotion to elicit with sound. This is why we also have creepy doors, and more sound design types of horror sounds like scary soundscapes, scary tones, and evil building crescendos to make audience whimper and quiver in their seats.
Oh yes, horror sound effects will add a huge element of fear into any film or video, heightening the impact of any scene. A single well placed royalty free horror sound effect wav can make a scene that would otherwise be boring. For example, a particular film scene might have a character in a remote cabin at night making a cup of tea, paying no attention to his surroundings. If a happy little orchestral piece of music was playing, then a feeling of security or comfort might be felt by the audience. Replace that with an eerie drone and some evil horror sound clips of whispers or a super light creaking door and the entire feeling and intent of the scene changes. Check out frightening horror sounds in our categories at SFXsource.com and you are sure to find devilish sonics to tantalize and terrify your audience!