There’s no better way to make Halloween more fun than by using tech. Find out about fun apps, tricks and treats for your neighborhood, cool websites, spooky radio shows and sounds, scary movies, and more to make Halloween as scary and festive as possible!
To enhance the Halloween festivities, check out these apps to get you in a spooky mood!
Haunted Halloween Escape
Haunted Halloween Escape is a fun game that traps you in a haunted mansion. Solve the mysteries to exit each room and escape to freedom. Find hidden bats to increase your score. Part puzzle app, part hidden pictures game, this app will keep you busy long after your Halloween candy is gone.
Haunted Halloween Escape is free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Angry Zombies Rumble
If you’re more angry at zombies than birds, check out Angry Zombies Rumble, a free game that will help you work out your zombie aggressions. Similar to Angry Birds, Angry Zombies Rumble has you bending the laws of physics to destroy structures, blow up explosives and pummel objects to put an end to the infected scourge on our planet.
Check out this video to see how to defeat the Zombies:
Angry Zombies Rumble is available free for Android devices.
Halloween 13 Tricks or Treats
This app is a combination of 13 different apps you can dig up to reveal the fun. Scary sounds, games and other treasures are hidden within this app. I won’t spoil the surprises by saying any more…
Halloween 13 Tricks or Treats is available free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Tech Tricks and Treats for Your Neighborhood
This Halloween tech brings a trick, maximizing your candy potential, and a treat, getting to know your neighbors better. Halloween not only provides an opportunity for kids to get treats but for adults to have fun too. While kids are busy trick or treating and gathering goodies, neighbors can become better acquainted with each other. According to a recent survey conducted by nextdoor.com, “1 in 4 parents who take their children (aged 17 and younger) trick-or-treating have met new neighbors for the first time on Halloween.”
Nextdoor.com is a service designed to bring neighborhoods together. Neighborhoods can create their own private social networks on this website to interact with each other and connect online to enhance their real world relationships.
For Halloween, nextdoor.com offers a Halloween Treat Map so neighbors can mark on a map whether they will be giving out Halloween candy this year. If you’re planning your trick or treat route, you can save time by checking your neighborhood’s Treat Map to plan the optimal candy route.
Here’s a sample Halloween Treat Map:
You can print out your neighborhood Treat Map or access it on your smartphone. Sign up for a free Treat Map at nextdoor.com.
Scary movies are fun any time of year but they’re even more enjoyable for Halloween. Stream scary flicks using Netflix. Check out IMDB‘s list of Best Horror Movies on Netflix – Halloween 2013 Edition! for ideas on what to watch.
Enjoy the sounds of the season as well as narrated programs to give you chills and thrills:
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
SiriusXM has devoted a channel to Halloween scary sounds until November 1 at 3 am ET. Check out Channel 143 for “spooky sounds, ghost stories and ghoulish fun.”
SiriusXM will be airing the classic performance of “The War of the Worlds” narrated by Orson Welles. The original broadcast 75 years ago caused widespread panic when many listeners actually believed that Martians had landed in Grovers Mill, NJ, and the United States was under attack. “The War of the Worlds” will air on Wednesday, October 30 at 8:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Radio Classics Channel 82. The performance will be rebroadcast on Halloween at 10:00 pm ET and Friday, November 1 at midnight, ET.
Immediately following the broadcast of “The War of the Worlds,” SiriusXM will air “War of the Welles,” a new audio documentary exploring Orson Welles and the original 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast in honor of the 75th anniversary of the broadcast. “War of the Welles” discusses the achievement by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre in creating “The War of the Worlds.” This documentary by R.H. Green is introduced by George Takei and is a production of John Rabe for Southern California Public Radio.
TuneIn Radio has loads of Halloween channels for your listening pleasure. Check out their Halloween website to tune into shows such as:
and stations such as:
See my full review of TuneIn Radio: TuneIn: Your Ideal Radio?
Nothing says Halloween like spooky music so be sure to check out Halloween playlists on Spotify. Search for “Halloween” on Spotify and choose from dozens of Halloween playlists such as The Ultimate Halloween Playlist:
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What tech do you use to make Halloween more fun? Do you enjoy watching scary movies and listening to spooky radio? Have you ever met any new neighbors when you were Trick or Treating? Do you have any favorite Halloween apps? Let us know in the Comments section below!