Halloween can be fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time left to sunbathe in the fun vibes during the spooky holiday. From scary mobile games to fun ways to customize your phone, these apps help you (and your smartphone) get the most fun out of your haunted vacation.
So put on some scary movies, light candles, whip up a set of your favorite case templates and get ready to get into the Halloween spirit!
Play Spooky Sounds: Halloween Soundboard
Whether you are planning to use sound effects during a holiday party or to create a cute little atmosphere on the big day, the Halloween Soundboard app (free) is the perfect partner to help set the scene on the most haunting day of the year.
Halloween Soundboard provides lots of bone-chilling sound effects at hand, from chains and creaking doors to scary laughs and footprints. You can play a single sound effect or select several at a time for a more detailed scene. By double-clicking on a sound effect, it is set to the “Infinite Play” mode, while long-pressing an effect provides additional options, such as the ability to mix and match sounds for fantastic combinations.
Get in shape or get Got: Zombies, Run!
Sometimes it takes a little motivation to get your ass off the couch and run. But what if a herd of zombies chased you? That would be enough motivation, right? Zombies, Run! (Free), lets you gamify your daily run by avoiding zombies and getting in shape at the same time.
Zombies, Run! is available for both iOS and Android. It has over 200 action-packed quests, and you can play a new story at a time. The app allows you to adjust duration and distance, and even port external music to mix with the game’s built-in exciting story. Talk about heartbreaking fun!
Get Eerie Ringtones & Wallpaper: Zedge
Decorating for Halloween is half as fun, so make sure your phone is on. Zedge (free, with in-app purchases) offers spooky ringtones and notification tones as well as both static and dynamic wallpapers perfect for celebrating the October holidays.
Zedge has a great selection for both audio and wallpaper, and is the perfect way to make your Halloween phone. You can browse popular options or search for seasonal content to see all that is available. The app allows you to set separate wallpapers for your home and lock screens and different sounds for messages and your general ringtone.
Become a zombie: The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself
Zombies are all the rage, and thanks to AMC’s popular TV show The Walking Dead. If you’ve ever watched the show, you’ve probably noticed what a bang job its makeup artists do to turn extras into super-detailed (and frankly scary) zombies. In fact, at some point you may have wondered what it would be like to be a zombie.
With The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself (free), you can finally find out. All you have to do is upload a photo yourself and select one or more realistic zombie-approved details, such as eyes, mouths and even props. There are over 40 effects to choose from, and the app makes it easy to share the end result with friends online.
Halloween-ify Your phone’s keyboard: Microsoft SwiftKey
Backbone games and sound effects are fun and all, but why stop there? Help your phone get into the holidays by downloading Halloween-themed keyboard software. With an app like Microsoft SwiftKey (free, with in-app purchases), you can ditch your phone’s boring standard keyboard and replace it with one that has pumpkins or tombstones.
In addition to its fun holiday-themed keyboard patterns, SwiftKey is just a great keyboard app to have in general. It has great support for over 400 languages, an adaptive AI-powered dictionary and powerful text predictions based on the specific way you speak. And of course, it’s full of options for finding the best GIFs, stickers and emoji.
For the nostalgic and young: It’s the big pumpkin, Charlie Brown
It’s the Big Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is an interactive game based on the classic family-friendly Halloween movie of the same name. It is available on Android for $ 3.99 and iOS for $ 4.99. The game has the film’s signature nostalgic art style and some comic books that are straight from scenes in the iconic film.
The game offers lots of activities for young children such as creating your own Peanuts character and helping them find a Halloween costume. It also has some fun games, including bobbing for apples, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating with the Peanuts gang.
Read scary stories: Creepypasta
Who does not love to read scary stories? Creepypasta are iconic horror-related stories that are known to be copied and pasted on the Internet (originally called copypasta after this process). From short user-generated stories about paranormal to long and cruel stories, these are the perfect companion for a scary Halloween night.
The Creepypasta app (free) may only be for iOS users, but its 14,500 hand-picked stories will surely excite and delight. In addition, no internet connection is required to use the app, so it is perfect for taking with you on a camping trip or a weekend in a remote cabin in the woods. There is even a dark mode and a voice dictation option so that it feels like a real spooky story.
Fight Zombies: Into the Dead 2
If you love zombies and mobile games, you will probably like Into the Dead 2. The zombie action game is free and available for both iOS and Android users. In the game you travel through the zombie apocalypse in a race to save your family. The game has daily and special event modes in which you can compete to win prizes. Into the Dead 2 also supports offline playback, so you can play it wherever you go.
You collect supplies and weapons along the way, plus there are seven complete chapters, 60 scenes and hundreds of challenges. Into the Dead 2 offers varied games and tactics in several immersive environments. You will also fight against ever-increasing zombie threats!