Halloween is all about spooky atmosphere and frightful stories, and we all enjoy a good scare occasionally. In this digital age, Halloween also provides excellent inspiration for video games and other software, and each year Halloween gives rise to some truly bloodcurdling Android apps. Recently, we spent some time testing a large number of these apps and then set about choosing our top four. So here’s the result of that horrifying process.
4. Deadly Scary TV
A great way to share a scare with friends is to sit in a pitch-black room and watch scary movies. But often we don’t have two hours to spare, and we need something more easily consumed for shorter attention spans. That’s where Deadly Scary TV from GoTV Networks comes in. The idea behind Deadly Scary TV is that we can reduce scary movies and television programs to bite-sized video clips of terror. Think YouTube for horror fans and gore hounds. What impressed us most about Deadly Scary TV was the sheer size of the video clip library, which continues to grow even now. It also boasts a category system so that you can zero in on your favorite kind of scare.
When it comes to movies, it’s often the most visceral which are the least scary, and that’s because scary is a state of mind. In other words, creating scary is all about creating atmosphere, and perhaps there is no greater way to create atmosphere then with sound. Frightener by Simpaddico is an excellent inexpensive Android app that helps do that by providing us with a massive library of Halloween-themed sounds. Most of the sounds in the collection are from freesound.org, but Frightener presents them in a way that is far more usable for Halloween. You can use it when the trick-or-treaters arrive, and we bet that it would be a great prop for use in a haunted house.
2. Scary Campfire Stories
Earlier we mentioned sitting in a dark room watching scary movies, but the classic form of that type of scare is sitting around the campfire telling ghost stories. The problem is having a ghost story to tell. It seems like whenever the opportunity arises, we don’t have one memorized, and the ones we make up on the fly aren’t very scary. The Scary Campfire Stories Android app by Northern App. Co. provides an interesting solution to that in that it’s an actual library of effective ghost stories. Our favorite aspect is that the stories are written in natural language so that you can read them aloud as is.
1. Haunted Sights
In the top spot, we’ve chosen Haunted Sights – Real Ghosts, which is simply one of the coolest Halloween apps that we came across. Essentially, it’s a database of actual haunted sites all across the United States and Canada. But the neatest aspect of the app is the ability to query that database based on location. The app can use the built-in GPS of the phone, or you can enter a zip code or a full address manually. The app even provides maps and directions, and most sites have associated videos and images, so that you can decide whether it’s worth your time before traveling.
Disclaimer: Article written by Spencer Hogg of the Sim Only website where SIM only deals can be found and compared.
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