Halloween season is upon us and things are getting a little spooky.
Some people look forward to fall because of cozy scarves and pumpkin spice lattes. Others because of horror movie marathons that last until dawn. No matter what your autumnal poison though, the spirit of Halloween is irresistible.
We’ve listed 11 apps that will make Halloween more fun for all ages, from interactive children’s books to gory, adults-only mobile games. Read below for the apps that will make your Halloween spook-tacular.
1. Into the Dead
It isn’t Halloween without zombies. This endless runner lets you live out apocalyptic fantasies as you battle the undead with an impressive arsenal of weapons. The visuals and sounds are so fantastic, you can get lost in the screen until your battery dies.
8tracks has thousands of Halloween playlists. Download the app, explore Halloween tags and you can pick from user-curated soundtracks like “My Punk Halloween,” with songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas, or “Spellbound,” a mix that features ambient tracks from female vocalists. The app comes in handy whether you’re throwing a holiday rager or just prepping your costume for the night.
3. Mama Bear
Mama Bear allows you to keep tabs on your kids when they’re roaming the streets Halloween night. Install the app on both their phone and yours and you can track them as they move around the neighborhood. Trick-or-treating shouldn’t be scary for parents.
4. Zombie Frontier 2: Survive
To get in the spirit of the holiday, sometimes you need a little scare. This exhilarating game puts you in the shoes of mankind during a war with the undead. Fight for survival as you face hordes of zombies with surreal graphics and animation.
5. PopSugar Halloween
PopSugar gives you plenty of Halloween inspiration, from DIY decorations to reviews of America’s top haunted destinations. It might be the most comprehensive Halloween app out there. Plus, users get access to funny (and tempting) costume ideas, like “36 Ways to Wear Sweats on Halloween” and “31 Millennial Costumes That Are So Fetch.”
When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who are you gonna call? The game based off your favorite adolescent movie is just as addictive as quoting Bill Murray lines. Players get an interactive experience by collecting ghouls from around New York, experimenting on ghosts and battling the biggest, baddest boss yet.
7. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
When your child has fizzled out on mobile games, this interactive storybook will keep them happy. The app features a narrated tale that follows Charlie and the gang at Charlie’s first-ever Halloween party. Kids can pick out Charlie’s costume, carve a pumpkin, go trick-or-treating, play on Schroeder’s piano and bob for apples with Snoopy.
This Kiip-integrated recipe app rewards you for creative Halloween cuisine. The app features decadent sweets, like Candy Corn Bark; savory recipes, like Black Bat Wings; and scary edibles, like Spooky Halloween Eyeballs. Adults can take the edge off with seasonal cocktails, such as Mexican Vampires, a spicy tequila libation, or a Brain Hemorrhage, a shot with peach schnapps, Bailey’s and grenadine. You might not be scared of goblins, but you should beware the hangover.
9. Halloween Spooky Sound Box
Need to scare the little ones at your doorstep? This app lets you choose from dozens of creepy sounds, like “goblin laugh,” “clown scream,” “demon girl,” “knife sharpen” and more. Let the door slowly creak open as these sound effects play and you’ll have the scariest house in the ‘hood.
10. Slender Rising
If you’re a fan of movie-like sagas such as The Hunting, Slender Rising is a similar horror game that will keep you awake all night. It was inspired by the Slenderman urban legend, a faceless man who stalked, abducted and traumatized his victims. Investigate haunted locations and find seven signs before you can escape from his deadly watch. If you can make it through the first game alive, there’s a sequel waiting.
11. Halloween Alarm Clock
Nothing will jolt you out of bed faster than waking up to a ghost’s clamor. This app features alarms and alerts that range from from witch to werewolf, and can be set randomly, ensuring you wake up with your heart racing. And unlike some of the games above, you don’t need to worry – this app is kid-friendly.
Bonus: If you need to play a prank on a younger family member, this app serves as a great way to garner a giggle.
*Disclaimer*: All ratings are taken from the App Store or Google Play.
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