10 iPhone, iPad Apps for a Spooky, Spectacular Halloween

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-10-25 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You've probably already noticed store shelves filled with candy as well as a slew of ghost and goblin costumes—and are well on your way to getting into the spirit of Halloween. In today's highly mobile world, however, there are more ways to celebrate Halloween. A host of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps are available that can turn you and your friends into demons, zombies and werewolves (including one of Apple's Apps of the Week). There are also virtual pumpkin-carving apps, a slew of zombie-themed games and even apps for the youngest ghouls and goblins in your brood. With the economy still on uncertain footing, many of this year's participants are keeping an eye on budgets for everything from costumes to pumpkins. That's why most of the apps are 99 cents or less, all but ensuring you will get the most boo for your buck. Since a silly, spooky or slimy application for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad may be an irresistible expense—however minor—here are 10 apps that will make you howl with delight.

 
 
 
  • 10 iPhone, iPad Apps for a Spooky, Spectacular Halloween

    By Nathan Eddy
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  • Cultivate Screams With Halloween Scary Ringtones (Free)

    Playing pranks is part of Halloween, and what better way to scare the pants off your friends than sneaking up behind them and unleashing the sound of a bloodcurdling scream? This app offers more than 20 scary sounds, from various monster growls and shrieks to haunted house sounds.
    1-Cultivate Screams With Halloween Scary Ringtones (Free)
  • Let iDrakula Sink Its Fangs Into You ($1.99)

    Sink into a modern retelling of the classic vampire tale, sent to you via text, email or even voicemail. Messages in your app will be unlocked daily at midnight as the story progresses so you can virtually experience the chilling events as they occur.
    2-Let iDrakula Sink Its Fangs Into You ($1.99)
  • Turn Your Friends Into Zombies With Movie Makeup Special Effects (Free)

    Free until Halloween, this app comes with an impressive array of virtual makeup options to turn your friends into zombies, ghouls and other bloody, disgusting creatures. Even better, you can share your creepy creations with built-in social media functionality to Facebook and Twitter.
    3-Turn Your Friends Into Zombies With Movie Makeup Special Effects (Free)
  • Smash Some Pumpkins With Angry Birds Seasons (Free)

    What more do you need to know? The perennial classic is also available in a seasonal edition, complete with Halloween-themed levels where your goal is to launch those angry aviators into pumpkins and zombie pigs under the light of a yellow moon.
    4-Smash Some Pumpkins With Angry Birds Seasons (Free)
  • Keep the Kids Occupied With Carve-a-Pumpkin ($0.99)

    Parents looking for innovative ideas on how to carve their pumpkins can use this app to mix and match different design ideas before trying them out on the real thing. Once you've carved your virtual pumpkin, you can share your creation with friends through email, Facebook or Twitter.
    5-Keep the Kids Occupied With Carve-a-Pumpkin ($0.99)
  • Visit Spooky Sites With Hauntfinder ($2.99)

    If you are looking to visit a haunted house or other spooky site this Halloween, look no further than this app, which finds haunted attractions big and small within 200 miles of your location. Web links and driving directions help you find your favorite place to soak in the scary atmosphere.
    6-Visit Spooky Sites With Hauntfinder ($2.99)
  • Make Bloody Delicious Snacks With Halloween Gourmet ($0.99)

    We've thrown in one iPad-only app for this year's list, which will help you surprise your friends and family with diabolically delicious Halloween treats like Swamp Monster Pie, Toasted Bats, Jack-o-Lantern Burgers and, our favorite, Halloween Brain Dip. With more than 30 recipes to choose from, you're likely to find some scarily good ideas in here.
    7-Make Bloody Delicious Snacks With Halloween Gourmet ($0.99)
  • Tap Into the Paranormal With Ghost Radar: Legacy ($0.99)

    This app attempts to detect paranormal activity by making various readings on your iPhone and analyzing bursts of energy to determine where the ghouls, goblins and spirits are hanging out. As a bonus, the app can translate energy impulses into words.
    8-Tap Into the Paranormal With Ghost Radar: Legacy ($0.99)
  • Send Digital Chills With Halloween Card Creator (Free)

    Frighten your friends and family by sending them an unexpectedly ghoulish greeting with this app, which features more than 150 pieces of creepy clip art with tons of backgrounds, the ability to share your creations through email or social media platforms, and near-endless ways to customize your card.
    9-Send Digital Chills With Halloween Card Creator (Free)
  • Post My Ghost Lets You Share Your Terrifying Tale (Free)

    If you have a paranormal experience you want to share this Halloween, this is the place to do it. Post details as to where, when and how your spooky situation unfolded, and read up on what other creepy occurrences have been going on around the world. You be the judge as to which ones are true.
    10-Post My Ghost Lets You Share Your Terrifying Tale (Free)
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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