As the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting darker, we are drawing ever-closer to that spooky time of year again. Get yourself spooked for Halloween with this variety of fun apps for Apple and Android.
1. Haunted Halloween Escape [free]
A room escape game in a haunted house where you have to find and use various items and solve puzzles in order to find a way out. Find all the bats for a higher score.
Everything you would expect to find in a haunted house, from pumpkins and cauldrons to black cats and skeletons in closets.
Only downfall is it is over too quickly as there are not many levels! A quick bit for fun for the Halloween season.
2. Halloween 13 [free]
13 is the scariest number. Not only is in 2013, but this year you can enjoy 13 days terrifying treats in this Halloween countdown app.
In the lead-up to Halloween, every day will offer you a free spooky download to enjoy.
The countdown calendar confronts you with a task everyday from dressing up vampires to exploding pumpkins. If you complete the challenges, you win downloadable prizes.
3. Pumpkin Creation [free]
Carving pumpkins can be fun, but messy. If you struggle with a knife and spoon in real life, try this virtual version.
Choose the shape, texture and colour of your pumpkin before carving the face of your choice and adding fun flourishes to finish off your design.
You can even add animated candle light flickers. A great app for children at Halloween.
4. ZombieBooth: 3D Zombifier [99p]
Photo booth apps have shown us how we would look if we were fat, old or a reincarnation of Snoop Dogg. Now see what you would look like as a zombie.
Zombifiy yourself with this fun app and record a video of yourself with your new zombie features to scare your friends this Halloween!
5. Shoot the Pumpkin [free]
A twist on the classic archer shooting an apple off someone’s head, this spooky app sees you as Dracula trying to shoot a pumpkin off Frankenstein’s monster’s head.
You have an unlimited supply of arrows, but every time you hit the monster you make him angrier – just don’t hit him too many times!
6. Pumpkins vs Monsters [free]
Flick pumpkins to inflict damage on monsters before they get you! Flaming and radioactive pumpkin do more damage to the zombies and monsters that head your way.
This game is strangely addictive. It’s like a re-imagined spooky version of Space Invaders. Just don’t let the monsters get too close!
7. Halloween Ghosts [99p]
Haunt your phone’s wallpaper with ghosts! Animated ghosts roam around the screen on different backgrounds.
Set the number of ghosts you would like to see, from one lonely ghost to a fully fledged army, with optional spooky sounds for added effect.
A countdown timer can get you extra excited for the impending hallowed eve.
8. Spooky Hangman [free]
Hangman with a Halloween twist. Guess the word before there is a hanged man!
The words are, of course, all Halloween-themed, which makes it a little easier, but still good fun. There are even spooky sound-effects to try to throw you off.
9. Creepy Tales [free]
With the tag line ‘You weren’t planning on sleeping anyway’, read with caution.
These short stories are scarily realistic. If you’re no good at telling your own tales of horror, then these are a great way to scare your friends and family. Your imagination can be much scarier than a film…
10. Trick or Tracker [£1.49]
Trick or Tracker is a great app for parents who are worried about their children going out trick-or-treating unsupervised.
The app has one version for children and another for parents, which are then linked to allow the parent to track the child and sets alarms to tell them when it is time to come back.