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 1.14.0

This update includes various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
329 Ratings

329 Ratings

Exbanana ,

One problem

This app is really fun to make effects and stuff but there’s a problem. Let’s say I have an effect and it says ‘start’ with a download symbol next to it. So I download it and use it. However, for some reason after a while it goes back to the ‘start’ with the download symbol next to it again. I don’t know if this is because I have low storage or something to do with internet connection but it’s pretty annoying. If you can fix this it would be great.

Finntastic99 ,

Outstanding FX app!! (With some Suggestions)

This app is absolutely outstanding! Although you do have to pay for most of the effects I say that you should but the Mega FX Pack for $20 because it is worth it!

I would like Suggestions:

1. The ability to pinch, zoom and move the fx other than just trimming it, like you can with Action Movie FX.
2. Ability to pick a video from your photos folder and then add the FX. E.g. You are wanting to shoot a scene in the woods but you haven’t downloaded the effect in time, so you can just use the camera app to record, and then download the effect somewhere else and then add it in. I noticed you can do this with the Breaking News effect, which is understandable. I think this would work well along with the other suggestion.

Overall, great app and worth the $20 buy for most of the FX! I hope to see more updates as it has been over 1y and will love to see more FX, which would be great if they became included in the Mega FX Pack. You may feel different about buying the pack and that might be because I have the pack. Enjoy the FX and do make movies along with this app and Action Movie FX!!!

Isa 45 43 42 dad cake ,

Not sure

Good things
1. The effects are cool and some are child friendly
2. It has taken some of the effects out of movie
3. Even if you can’t do the effect it still has a great video to show you of it

Bad things
1. Lots of the effects you have to pay for (all the cool ones)
2. When I try to use an effects it says I haven’t accepted access to microphone or camera and when it tells me what to do it didn’t even ask for access to microphone or camera so therefore I can’t use any because i can’t accept
3. Make sure you check the age before getting this and before showing younger people make sure it’s age appropriate because some effects are bloody heart, a killing hand, the girl from the ring coming out a portal and monsters

Developer Response ,

Hi - please update to our latest version (1.14.0) to fix this issue. Please contact us at with any other questions. Thank you.


BA Software Ltd
77.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. T-Rex Effect £0.99
  2. Ghost Bride Effect £0.99
  3. Christmas 5-Pack £3.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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