Scary Pictures

Looking for scary images for your next project? Burst has curated royalty-free photos of scary situations. All photos are in HD format and free to download

eerie foggy woods

Eerie Foggy Woods


terrified man portrait

Terrified Man Portrait


halloween decorations

Halloween Decorations


scared man portrait

Scared Man Portrait


spooky vampire for halloween

Spooky Vampire For Halloween


underground falls tunnel

underground falls tunnel


vampire halloween makeup

Vampire Halloween Makeup


halloween props severed hands

Halloween Props Severed Hands


silhouetted birds fly in a open field

Silhouetted Birds Fly In A Open Field


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Choosing the right scary photos

Our curated collection of scary pictures can be used beyond the spooky season of Halloween. As you begin your search for the right scary images, consider the aesthetic or message of your project. For example, if your brand is dark and moody, you can download a scary image of winter trees or a dark field with a murder of crows flying above. Some businesses use scary photos seasonally to promote Halloween campaigns. At Burst, you can find a selection of playful scenes with pumpkins, spiders, and fake eyeballs, and also find images of people wearing scary costumes.

We are constantly adding to our collection of free HD photos. Whatever it is that you’re looking for, we guarantee you’ll find hundreds of options as you scroll through the images on Burst. Not sure where to begin when choosing images that scare? You can browse through other related collections until you find an image that resonates with you or your business. Download our free images and add them to a mood board as you explore. Find spooky inspiration in our latest collection of dark, forest, or black background photos. Once you have found your niche, you can continue to download full res images for your other projects.

Burst offers a free library of stock images that provides the latest scary pictures in HD format. This provides endless opportunities for sharing images across your website or social media channels. If you’re ready to start your search, check out the latest free photos powered by our Burst contributors and download them onto your desktop or mobile devices in seconds