Get your Halloween on with our list of great apps

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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 great Halloween apps. So, carve a pumpkin, queue up the scary movies, and download these spook-tastic apps.

Best Ghost Hunting Apps

Ghost Radar®: CLASSIC

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. Get on iOS/Android

Ghost Detector Pro

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. Get on iOS

Best Halloween Filter and Photo Apps

The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself

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. Get on iOS/Android

Autumn and Halloween Pic Frames

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. Get on iOS

Best Halloween Wallpaper Apps

HD Halloween Wallpapers & Backgrounds

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. Get on iOS

Halloween Live Wallpaper

Is it just us, or did that wallpaper…move? Upgrade your home screen 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. Get on Android

Best Creepy Story Apps

Addicted – Scary Chat Stories

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. Get on iOS


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. Get on iOS/Android

Best Sound Effects Apps

Scary Sound Effects

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 mates. Get on iOS/Android

Halloween Ringtones

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. Get on Android

Best Zombie Apocalypse App

Zombies, Run!

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? Get on iOS/Android

More Halloween on Greatness Reinvented

As most of you will know we do go a bit crazy for Halloween so we have a lot more to interest you.

Ghost Trains

Want to ride a full sized steam ghost train. Well we have hunted down a few around the UK and you can find them here.

Halloween Ideas

Stuck for things to do then head on over to our Halloween Ideas post for some pro tips on how to make your Hallows Eve that little bit scarier.

Get Your Shop On

While you are here then why not head on over to our Halloween shop. From Tees, Mugs, Pillows and phone cases we have something for everyone to spook up your look.

We would love to know what you are doing this Halloween and also your pro tips. Let us know in the comments.