Calling all fright fans and scream queens. Halloween is finally here, and it’s your season to shine. Get into the spirit with our picks of the best Halloween apps. So, carve a pumpkin, queue up the scary movies, and download these faster than you can say “G-g-g-ghost.”

Calling all fright fans and scream queens. Halloween is finally here, and it’s your season to shine. Get into the spirit with our picks of the best Halloween apps. So, carve a pumpkin, queue up the scary movies, and download these faster than you can say “G-g-g-ghost.”

Best Ghost Hunting Apps

Ghost Radar®: CLASSIC iOS/Android

You don’t need fancy equipment or your own Ectomobile to start tracking, hunting, and busting ghosts. Ghost Radar®: CLASSIC measures ‘quantum fluctuations’ to pick up on paranormal activity. It can even help you communicate with the spirits it detects. Let’s just hope they have nice things to say about you.

Ghost Detector Pro iOS

If you’re new to ghost hunting, we’d recommend starting with the app above. But if you’re ready to graduate to the big leagues, upgrade to Ghost Detector Pro. It measures movement, records sound, takes pics, creates graphs, and has an electromagnetic field detector to track anomalies. Translation: the ghosts in your attic can’t hide from this bad boy.

Best Halloween Filter and Photo Apps

The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself iOS/Android

This ain’t Facetune, mate. Transform into a member of the strolling deceased with The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself. Simply take or upload a pic to the app, then let death take over with the editing tools and props. It’s got ‘new profile pic’ written all over it.

Autumn and Halloween Pic Frames iOS

Capture your seasonal memories and fancy-dress party pics with Autumn and Halloween Pic Frames – AKA the pumpkin-spiced latte of apps. Choose anything from gorgeous foliage frames to spooky overlays. You can add text to pics, too. You’ll love looking at these for years to come.

Best Halloween Wallpaper Apps

HD Halloween Wallpapers & Backgrounds iOS

Scary vibes only. Set the mood with a killer wallpaper from HD Halloween Wallpapers & Backgrounds. Choose from over 10,000 glossy images designed to perfectly fit your screen.

Halloween Live Wallpaper Android

Is it just us, or did that wallpaper…move? Upgrade your homescreen with a living, breathing – ok, hopefully not breathing – image from Halloween Live Wallpaper. Flying bats, floating ghosts, menacing skies – the animation is supernatural, and it won’t drain your battery.

Best Creepy Story Apps

Addicted – Scary Chat Stories iOS

Ready for a real nail-biter? Addicted – Scary Chat Stories will have you hooked. Get immersed in a text-message tale where you control when the next text appears. Images are included, and new stories are added every day.

Creepypasta iOS/Android

Looking for bite-sized stories you can devour in one sitting? With Creepypasta, you get over 5,500 hand-picked scary stories. Search the app by title and keyword to find just the fright you’re looking for. We double-dare you to read these in the dark.

Best Sound Effects Apps

Scary Sound Effects iOS/Android

Love things that go bump in the night? Download Scary Sound Effects for a full library of spine-tingling noises sure to freak out your flatmates. It’s a scream – muahahahaha.

Halloween Ringtones Android

Let’s be honest. An actual phone call is enough to scare the bejeezus out of us these days. With Halloween Ringtones, you can customise your ringer and assign contacts their own terrifying tune. That way, the next time your mum, bestie, or – truly frightening – your ex calls, you’ll be prepared.

Best Zombie Apocalypse App

Zombies, Run! iOS/Android

Run like your life depends on it with Zombies, Run! – the fitness app that sends you out on an action-packed mission to get supplies, protect your turf, and outpace the undead. It’s like you’re starring in your own zombie flick and burning off those Halloween sweets at the same time. Who says you can’t multitask?

 

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