Like it or not, Halloween has reared its creepy head. Whether you like to celebrate with friends in your finest costume clobber, or alone in the shadows – here are a host of spine-tingling things you can do with your smartphone to get in the mood.
Do you like scary movies?
Of course you do. And if you don’t, it’s Halloween – get involved. Light some candles, huddle around on the sofa under a blanket and stream up a scream. Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu are brimming with horror classics as well as terrifying TV shows, like the new binge-worthy Haunting of Hill House.
And obviously the better your phone screen, the bigger the scares. For example, the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro – available in terrific Twilight – has a 6.39-inch Full HD+ OLED display, so you’ll see every frightening frame of the film in high contrast. “He’s behind you! No, seriously you can’t miss him with this clarity!”
Give ‘em a fright with your filter
Halloween costumes can be pricey and chances are you’ll probably only wear them once. Save the cash and give them hell with a fearsome filter. Snapchat has loads of weird and wonderful filters to choose from – as well as Halloween-themed Geofilters you can overlay on your image.
A fan of Animojis? If you’ve got (or are thinking about getting) the incredible new iPhone Xs, you can create a 30-second animated clip of a gleeful ghost or spook-tacular skeleton and send a macabre message to your mates.
Lights, camera, Aaaaaaaaction!
Creative souls – this Hallows Eve why not try conjuring up your own sinister short film? Of course, it helps if you’ve got a killer camera, like the Samsung Galaxy S9’s with radical super Slow-Mo video.
Whether you want to film a petrifying slow-mo display in a moonlit alleyway – or shoot something shaky in the woods Blair Witch style – the level of eeriness will increase based on the quality of your camera. So choose wisely, mwahaha!
What’s that noise?
No Halloween party is complete without a specially curated spooky playlist. If you’ve got Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Prime Music, you can put together a string of all your favourite jams – from MJ’s Thriller to the timeless Monster Mash. Some services have even done the hard work for you and created a choice of tailored Halloween playlists.
But poor sound quality at a party can be nightmarish. This is why you need a phone that can bring the noise. The LG V30 sounds amazing, thanks to audio that’s been tuned by sound experts B&O Play.
Do you want to play a game?
Sink your teeth into a wicked new app this October 31st. Get a new summer job as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza in the frightening Five Nights at Freddy’s (iOS/Google Play); explore scary dungeons and fight monsters with hidden object game Hidden City (iOS/Google Play), or slingshot skulls around with a game of Skullduggery! (iOS/Google Play).
What’s your favourite Halloween pastime? Have we made any shocking oversights? Let all your comments lurk beneath…