It’s that time of year again – fake blood splattered everywhere, terrifying costume bought…but what can you do in the day time? We’ve put together this list of ways to scare the wits out of friends, or yourself, straight from your smartphone – muhahahaha.
Disclaimer: we recommend not playing these tricks on people if they’re anywhere near a bucket of water for bobbing apples or Halloween-themed cocktails – they will jump!
The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself
Have you ever wondered what you’d look like as a zombie? Look no further! This iOS and Android app lets you turn yourself into a realistic Walker zombie from The Walking Dead – and the results can be truly horrendous (in a good Halloween sort of way). Simply take a photo of yourself or a friend and use the app to edit the eyes, mouth, skin and use props to create your scary alter-ego.
The app also allows you to vote for the most terrifying photos on it, so that the most popular make it to the public Walker Photo Gallery. The question is – are you frightening enough?
Get the app for free on Android or iOS.
Scare Your Friends – SHOCK
If anyone has ever seen that maze video, where the terrifying girl appears just as your concentration peaks, you will remember quite how badly you almost fell of your chair in shock. If not – just download this app and experience it for yourself.
Using Scare Your Friend –SHOCK you can choose a horrifying photo, along with a sound, and set however much time you want before this screaming monstrosity hits your smartphone screen. In the meantime why not just casually give your phone to a friend, show them a fun new game and wait for chair-falling to occur right in front of your very eyes.
Get the free app on Android.
You have to hand it to the makers of Zombies, Run! – this is an original entry to our list. If you’re a fitness fanatic who’s finding the normal running apps a bit dull, then this is pretty much perfect. This fitness app puts you in a virtual zombie infestation – combining fitness and gaming in a way which should definitely make you run a bit faster.
Who wouldn’t run for their lives when they’ve got zombie screams in their ears?
Available for £2.49 on iOS and £2.99 on Android.
GhostCam: Spirit Photography
We’ve all got a friend who’s seen a ghost, or at least thinks they could do one day – what better way to freak them all out than by editing one into a photo.
GhostCam: Spirit Photography allows you to make your own ghost photographs, save them to a gallery and then add your ghostly figure to a photo of your family or friends to seriously give them a case of the creeps!
Get the free app on Android.
Joe Kwon’s True Ghost Stories
If the one thing that’s missing from your Halloween party is some decided ghost stories, then this is definitely a good place to start.
This app allows people from around the world to submit their own ghost stories and photos – it asks them to state the strangest and scariest happenings that they’d witnessed in their local area. Thousands of people have taken part, meaning that you truly have the pick of some of the best ghost stories out there this Halloween.
Get it for free on Android and iOS.
However you decide to spook things up on the most frightening day of the year, make sure these are on your list. And don’t forget to take photos of your friends getting spooked either – this is the stuff those hilarious memories are made of.
Sami Colenutt is a tech and mobile phone enthusiast from the not so sunny beach town of Bournemouth. Currently loving Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and just generally finding out the latest tech goss.