Best apps for HalloweenSource: iMore

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit with spooky apps, check out these great titles. They'll put you in the mood for tricks and treats!

Zombies Run!

Zombies, Run!Source: Six to Start

What better way to motivate yourself to get out there and run than if a zombie is chasing you? Zombies Run! takes that idea and ... runs with it (pun intended). The story starts with a helicopter crash and a city full of zombies. In order to get away, you've got to run to the next checkpoint. While your outside, moving around, the story unfolds. When you reach a distance checkpoint, you'll hear a new piece of the story. You'll be able to track down hidden first aid kits, cell phones, and even people that need your help. Get into the Halloween spirit first thing in the morning with a refreshing sprint away from a zombie horde.

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Free with in-app purchases - Download now

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!Source: Loud Crow Interactive

For 50 years, Charlie Brown has been synonymous with Halloween. In 1966, the cartoon classic aired for the first time on television, and today it's loved by all generations. Loud Crow has turned the tale of the Great Pumpkin rising out of the pumpkin patch on Halloween night into an interactive book, complete with costume cutouts and a pumpkin carving session. When you tap on some illustrations on each page, they will come to life and animate. Whether you're reliving your childhood memories or starting new ones with your own children, you'll love reading and interacting with this Peanuts classic.

$5 - Download now


MyNoiseSource: myNoise BVBA

I've actually mentioned myNoise in the past because it is a fantastic sound generator for all kinds of situations. Whether you are trying to meditate with nature sounds, focus on tasks with white noise, or fall asleep with binaural beats, you have dozens and dozens of options. Plus, every sound generator comes with a series of channels that you can control manually. The reason it is on this Halloween list is that it has a couple of sound effect generators that you can use to make your porch a little spookier. Use the Poltergeist sound generator to playback screams from beyond, Evil Charm to listen to whispering wanderers, and Dark World to add dungeon background noise. You can even combine all three sound generators and turn up or down different effect channels. myNoise is free to download, but to get all of the sounds, you'll need to pay $9.99 (believe me, it's worth it).

Free with in-app purchases - Download now

The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself

Dead YourselfSource: AMC

Maybe you're not big on dressing up for Halloween. Maybe you just want to know what you'd look like as a member of the undead. Dead Yourself uses the style of effects used in The Walking Dead the TV show to give you a virtual zombie makeover. Just take a selfie and watch as you decompose into a seriously disgusting monstrosity. You can even add some interesting accessories to your digital costume, like an ax to the head or a pipe through the eye.

Free - Download now

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Friday the 13th: Killer PuzzleSource: Blue Wizard Digital

If you're looking for a fun little game to play for the spooks, then check out Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle. This campy title lets you play as Jason Voorhees, and the objective is to terrorize and slay the campers of Crystal Lake to city dwellers in Manhattan. The game has eight "episodes" that feature over 100 ghoulish levels, and the challenge gets more difficult as you go. You'll encounter those who will try to stop you, so watch out for them! As you play, you'll level up your character and unlock more weapons that can lead to more epic death scenes. Think you have what it takes?

Free with in-app purchases - Download now

Into the Dead 2

Into the Dead 2Source: PikPok

If solving murderous puzzles isn't your thing, then perhaps shooting up zombies is. That's what you'll get with Into the Dead 2, a fast-paced zombie survival shooter, where you must fend off hordes of the undead. Each stage will have a new mob of zombies for you to fight through, but you'll only have so much ammo to work with. Eventually, you'll find new companions that can help you out, as well as new weapons with upgrades.

Free with in-app purchases - Download now

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Plants vs Zombies 2Source: PopCap

One of my early mobile games back in the day was Plants vs. Zombies. It was a unique tower defense game where you defended your garden from an incoming horde of cartoon zombies with...plants. The sequel, Plants vs. Zombies 2, brings you even more of that garden defending action in new worlds with over 300 levels to go through. There are also new plants, new zombies, all with new abilities that you've never seen before. There are also new modes, such as endless, mini-games, daily events, and more. It's great fun for everyone this Halloween.

Free with in-app purchases - Download now


CreepypastaSource: Woodsign

Do you love reading horror or ghost stories? Then Creepypasta is the app for you. Creepypasta features over 5500 hand-picked stories that have been passed all over the Internet, and has them all gathered in one place. You don't need an Internet connection to read them, and there is also voice narration. You can search for stories you want by title, read time, or author, and even by keyword. The stories can vary in length, from short to medium to longer reads, and there are also micropastas, which are two sentence stories that will still creep you out.

Free with in-app purchases - Download now

Your favorites?

What are your favorite entertainment apps to help get you into the spooky spirit of Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!

October 2019: Added Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle, Into the Dead 2, Plants vs. Zombies 2, and Creepypasta to the list.

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