6 Spooky Halloween Apps for Kids and Grownups

People, there are only two more weeks before Halloween, and you know what that means. It's time to rent scary movies, pick out costumes, start thinking about carving pumpkins, and most importantly of all, it's time to start adding some "fun-sized" options to every meal. Because I'll tell you what goes good with a mini Snickers bar—ANOTHER mini Snickers bar, that's what.

It's also the perfect time of year to spookify your gadgets. Why not, right? Whether you're looking to entertain the kids or freak out your friends, here's my list of top picks for adding a little Halloween fun to your smartphone or tablet this year:





For the kids:

Cookie Doodle ($0.99, for iPhone/iPad).
The Cookie Doodle app lets little ones create Halloween-themed cookies to their hearts' content, and the best part is that there's no cleanup afterwards. This cute app isn't just for Halloween, since it features different themed cookies for other holidays as well. Virtual Christmas cookie, anyone?



Halloween Stickers ($0.99, for iPad).
Speaking of reducing mess, do your kids have the uncanny ability to get stickers all over every surface of the house? Mine sure do, which is why the digital version is much more appealing to me. Halloween Stickers is an app that gives kids a collection of more than 50 stickers with 5 various themed backgrounds. They can also conjure up scary objects like ghosts, pumpkins, and witches, and move them around just by dragging.


Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book ($0.99, for iPhone or iPad).
This highly-rated app is an interactive storybook that gives kids opportunities to solve simple jigsaw puzzles and collect ghosts along the way as Mickey Mouse and the gang get ready for a Halloween party. You can read the story to your child, have the story narrated by the app, or record anyone's voice reading the story ahead of time.




For the grownups:

Trick or Tracker ($4.99/free on October 31 only, for Android).
Iconosys' updated Trick or Tracker app lets you track your kid via GPS during Halloween night (or whenever, really), assuming both of you have smartphones. Kids using the app have access to buttons like "Where Am I?", "Send Location," and "Where's My Parent?" while parents have a corresponding "Where's My Child?" button. Sounds like a neat solution for kids who are old enough to go trick-or-treating on their own.






Zombie Booth 3D ($0.99, for iPhone).
Want to turn your friend or yourself into a zombie? Sure you do, and with ZombieBooth 3D, there's an app for that. ZombieBooth can use an image of anyone's face to morph it into a 3D interactive member of the walking dead. The head will move as you touch the screen and, awesomely, will even bite you if your fingers stay on the screen for too long.








I-scare ($0.99, for iPhone).
Hey, you remember those awful prank websites where you're supposed to stare deeply at some vaguely soothing image and then all of a sudden a scary face pops up out of nowhere and screams at you, while you robustly and thoroughly shit your pants? Well, this app lets you create your own version of that. You choose a picture, set the timing of the scene, and hand it over to an unsuspecting victim. This is mean and obnoxious and now that I've seen it in action, I kind of want to give it a try.





Have you downloaded any Halloween tech toys this year? If so, please share your favorites!


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