Many of us often wear a spooky, goofy or sexy costume for Halloween. That’s great for us, but we are leaving out our poor ol’ iPhone. Well, that changes now. We are going to show you how to get your iPhone into the Halloween spirit with Apps, wallpapers, cases and just about anything else that fits into the spooky category!
In Case of Monster Break Glass
This App wins in scary if only for the creepy clown in the picture. Seriously, isn’t that the most frightening thing you’ve ever seen? There isn’t much to the App, but it’s free and it may serve as something of a survival guide in cause you run into to any vampires, demons or evil clowns this Halloween. Still, we can’t ignore this App, because that evil clown gives us the chills. We wouldn’t want to anger him or anything.
App Store Link: Free
Ask the Dead
People are often creeped out by the supernatural–thoughts of ghosts or dead people communicating with them. This one can effectively scare a user, but there’s a catch. It is limited to devices with your friends’ contact information. It uses that to spell names, places and numbers. Still, it will make for a great party trick.
App Store Link: 99 cents
Zombies make everything better. It’s true. If you don’t believe us, just check out the weather forecast, but presented by a zombie. What’s more? If he’s doing a bad job, you can punch him repeatedly, splattering blood all over the screen. It’s a bit bloody for some, but it’s comical and the zombie can’t be killed…er re-killed. He just gets back up and asks for more.
Is trick-or-treating a little too childish for you? Then maybe you would rather explore real locations that are said to be abandoned or haunted. Wannabe ghost hunters traveling light may want to carry along this iPhone App so that they can find some of the creepiest, most rundown places around them. Do keep in mind, however, if there aren’t such places around you, this App may not be for you…unless you don’t mind traveling.
App Store Link: $2.99
True Ghost Stories From Around The World
We don’t know how authentic these “True” ghost stories actually are, but that doesn’t matter. It’s all in good fun. It may be great for a Halloween party in which everyone shares scary stories, or a night around the campfire.
App Store Link: 99 Cents
What’s a list of spooky Apps without a ghost radar? These tools turn electromagnetic fields into little dots on the screen. Some may argue that wires and other electrical devices can cause these sorts of signals, and they are probably right. The App does have a feature in which it spits out interesting words. This can add to the overall spookiness of the application when it says something that’s relevant. Either way, it’s just another fun way to enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season.
App Store Link: 99 cents
Here’s another one of those essential Halloween Apps. Luckily, you can pick up the free version, which is a bit limited, but costs nothing. It’s one of those novelty Apps that you can use to freak out your friends: take a picture in your home, put a spooky ghost into it and email. Most of them will know it was just created through an application or some sort of photo manipulation software, but it’s still fun to pretend!
App Store Link: Free
Skins, Cases and Wallpapers
Looking for a way to dress up your iPhone this Halloween? Here’s a skin that will do the job. It’s more on the cutesy side than the spooky side, like something our old elementary school teachers would have used. Still, if you like seasonal iPhone skins, this is definitely a way to go.
This one is a hard case for the iPhone 4. It has a cute little skeleton thing with a spider and the words “Happy Halloween” overhead. It costs a little more than the skins, but the advantage to a case it that it will be reusable for several Halloweens to come. That is, until the iPhone’s design changes drastically again.
See it here: $23.74
We’ve Saved the Best for Last
George Romero can probably be credited as the father of the modern zombie film. His interpretation of the walking dead: flesh-eating ghouls that stumbled around trying to feed on the living has created what many of us have come to accept as the zombie.
Here’s the Movie that started it all, Night of the Living Dead.
The above version is a free App, but it is a stream
Now You’re Ready…
Now you know of a handful of Apps, accessories and other things that will make your Halloween an awesome one. You can watch Night of the Living Dead on your iPhone or iPad as you huddle up on the couch with some popcorn, read scary stories or take photos and add a ghostly presence to freak out your friends.
Either way, there is plenty of fun to be had with the App Store, and there are literally hundreds of Apps that will help you have a spooky Halloween.
By the way, if you are still having a hard time coming up with a costume idea, check out our favorite awesomely geek costumes for inspiration: Here.