Instantly add the fun and excitement of Hollywood horror, sci-fi and action movie special effects to any video. FxGuru's Movie FX Director offers groundbreaking features for you to scare, impress or even hoax your friends.

- AMAZE IN SECONDS with our all-new InstantFX technology optimized for the iPhone 6. Create and share your Hollywood-caliber scenes instantly – no more waiting!
- UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY with longer effects and cinematic filters for more drama and suspense
- DIRECT LIKE A PRO by using our MotionMatch™ technology and virtual decals to add realistic movement while filming
- OVER 90 VIDEO SPECIAL EFFECTS AVAILABLE from explosive action to scary, heart-pounding terror and sci-fi

With FxGuru you can:

- Avoid chores by annihilating up your lawnmower, bathroom or pile of leaves with a machine gun or rocket launcher
- Scare the world by filming a ghost bride haunting your hallway
- Create an elaborate hoax by recording an alien UFO invasion or Bigfoot in your backyard
- Clear space in your driveway by destroying that old car with a drone strike and massive explosion
- Your only limit is your imagination!

A huge variety of free and paid effects are available, including:

Horror and Terror: ghosts, zombies, werewolves, skeletons, madmen and more
SciFi and Fantasy: mechs, UFOs, aliens, dragons, robots and more
Weapons: guns, missiles, rockets, drones, flamethrowers, nukes and more
Disasters: tornados, earthquakes, meteors, floods, lightning and more
Animals: snakes, dinosaurs, cockroaches, rats, bulldogs, Bigfoot and more
Vehicles: trucks, cars, helicopters, F1 cars, police cars and more
Holidays: Santa, reindeer, gingerbread men and more

Send your best movie FX ideas to an FX guru at

What's New

Version 1.12.1

*** v1.12.1
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

*** v1.12.0
- Adding Sniper Fury effect, FREE!
- Updating Holidays effects

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
794 Ratings
794 Ratings

This app brought cops to my house!!!


Not long ago our town council unfairly removed a 100 year old monument from the downtown area and in its place put up an ABOMINATION straight out of a Hellraiser movie. So yesterday afternoon I used this app on my iPad Pro and took that $30,000 eyesore out with a rocket-propelled grenade. Then for good measure I launched a bazooka attack on city hall.

Two cops came to my house after seeing the clips of it that I posted to Facebook. They said everyone at the station knew it was just a guy having fun but "in this day and the way things are, well..." They also said that en route here they got a call about "he's just unleashed a tyrannosaur on Morehead Street." We had a great conversation and they emphasized that I had done nothing repeat NOTHING wrong. They really did seem to have gotten a great chuckle out of it.

But if the rocket launcher got THAT kind of an official reaction, Lord knows what will happen when I call in that drone strike LOL!

Should you buy this?


Hey there! This rate is about Should we buy this app or app purchase. Before I tell you let’s tell you some things about this app. So first this app is a pretty good app! You can do a lot of very REAL looking effects but most are a lot of money, but it’s pretty affordable! Second it’s a pretty fast app, but some things are slow. I do like how they put things in categories because it makes it a little bit faster, all though it’s pretty slow on the horror category. Third and final! The effects are really good but expensive. I mean their affordable but a lot of money! I know people need money but it’s pretty bad. So now let’s see if you should buy the app or an in app purchase! The answer is: YES! You should definitely get a purchase but their expensive!

I love this app!


I was looking for some special effects to add to my videos. I work as an x-ray tech and recently made one about the skeletal system.I downloaded all the special-effects apps available for iPhone but this one is the best! They even have a dancing skeleton effect that is available for free :) This effect is really gonna make my video that much better! I love the app so much that I even downloaded a few more effects and was happy to see that it unlocked high resolution mode! 5 out of 5 stars for FXguru!


BA Software Ltd
96.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Picadelic
In-App Purchases
  1. Super 82-Pack $19.99
  2. Ghost Bride Effect $0.99
  3. Nuclear Explosion Effect $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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