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Deadlights

Learn how to create your very own hair-raising horror film inspired by the legendary IT movies. From creating an IT inspired title sequence to morphing yourself into a scary killer clown, we've got you covered!

By Javert Valbarr

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Javert Valbarr

Javert Valbarr

Discovering HitFilm at the age of 15 changed my life; it gave me an outlet where I felt truly inspired to create content. Today, I strive to push HitFilm's capabilities as well as my own, and pass that knowledge on to our already talented users.

Learn how to make your own horror movie

In this HitFilm masterclass, we’ll show you how to make horror a movie that chills the spine, inspired by the infamous Pennywise. Master the art of horror filmmaking with these terror-filled tutorials. Brace yourself; when you’re down here with us, you’ll float too!


Set the mood with an eerie title sequence

Every good horror movie deserves a good title sequence to set the mood. The IT film trailers have really nailed this! Learn how to recreate the  IT title sequence using text, the particle simulator, glow effects, and more!


Turn your friends into scary killer clowns

In this tutorial, Tom will show you how to transform yourself into the formidable Pennywise using Mocha and HitFilm. 


Make your own ‘Deadlights’ effect

Turn the creepiness factor to 1000 with the deadlight eyes effect from our IT inspired short. This extremely versatile effect can be accomplished using Mocha, HitFilm, masking, and distortion effects.


Give your actors a terrifying demon mouth with VFX

Incite the utmost feelings of fear in your audience with one of the creepiest effects from the IT films. With motion tracking, masking, and keyframing you can recreate this nightmarish warped mouth effect in no time! 


Our tips on how to make a horror movie

Join the award-winning Bloody Cuts as they equip you with their top tips for creating great horror films. You’ll have your audience trembling with fear in a flash.


Horror sound design tips

What better way to amp up the tension than with spine-trembling sound effects? Audio plays a huge role in some of the most impactful scenes in horror films. Check out our article on sound design to add an extra edge to your horror movies, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more filmmaking tutorials every week.

How to make a horror movie - sound techniques to enhance your films

Javert Valbarr

Javert Valbarr

Discovering HitFilm at the age of 15 changed my life; it gave me an outlet where I felt truly inspired to create content. Today, I strive to push HitFilm's capabilities as well as my own, and pass that knowledge on to our already talented users.

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