5 ways to get spooky with your phone

Trick or treat? Celebrate Halloween with your phone either way...
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5 ways to get spooky with your phone

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…

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