I’ve got an iPhone and I love it. To be honest, I don’t really use it as a phone; I use it more for the apps than anything else. Yes, yes, I have Angry Birds, Tiny Towers, Pocket Frogs and other silly games, but that’s not what we are going to talk about today. No. No, today I want to share with you some of the more fun Horror Apps that I’ve run across, and the best thing.. They are all going to be FREE! However, to be fair, some of what I am going to share with you will also have a paid version of the app as well, so be sure to look for the one that is free (or cough up the little bit it does cost ’cause the apps I’m about to show you are hellicool!).
Also.. I’m not going to provide links to these because I really have no idea which smartphone you may have; Iphone or Android; to find them, just go to your favorite store and look for them by title.
I can’t say any one is better than the next, but they do get the most use of any of the other apps I’ve tried. Here they are in no particular order:
This app is a game of sorts. Have you ever had that dream where you are running through the woods and something sinister is chasing you? That’s this game. You are in a dark and eerie forest. Within each of the trees around you are twisted souls that whisper to you, telling you to run as fast as your legs will carry you. There is something evil in those woods that crawls closer to you as each moment passes by. You simply run as far as you can without being caught.
Another game, but perhaps one of the best free zombie games that I’ve tried. This is a side-tilted game where you use your thumbs to flick zombies away from your house. Flick them up and away or raise them high into the air and smash them down upon the ground and watch them explode in a mass of gore. There are several weapons that you are able to unlock as the game progresses, rocks, guns, soccer balls, even debris from outer space. The objective is to keep them from attacking your house. Just beware of Bruno, the super zombie!
Shoot to Kill
You have gone to the Seventh Level of Hell with a shotgun. You stand in a pentagram and are able to rotate your character around pointing at different demons that come at you from the darkness. As you progress up the levels of Hell, demons get tougher, but you also get slightly more powerful guns.
This is a reaction game. Remember that hand slapping game you played as a kid where you put your hands out, palm up, and your friend put their hands on top of yours, palm down, and you tried to quickly slap the top of their hand? It’s a little like that, but not really. You place your finger on the screen with an image of a guillotine and a timer begins. Suddenly the guillotine will drop and you must remove your finger before it gets chopped!
This one is not exactly a game, but it is a really cool app. First off it will tell you what phase the Moon is in. Secondly it will sweep a radar searching for Werewolves. Yes, on the surface it would appear that you can only use it once, as werewolves only show up during the full moon, and well.. the full moon happens once a month. Ahh.. but there is a ‘cheat code’ function that allows you to enter in a combination of three numbers, and with that you can enter in 1,1,1 to have a “fake full moon cheat” active any time you wish! You can also enter in 6,6,6 to see where the Devil himself is roaming! Some others that you will just have to enter in for yourself to see what they do are: 0,6,9 8,0,8 and 1,0,1 are just a few. If you find a vampire or zombie code, let me know!
Haunted Manor – Lord of Mirrors
I-Spy type game with puzzles. Okay, you are trapped in a haunted house. Several ghosts, a few of which are not happy that you are there, inhabit the house. The objective is to move from area to area, from room to room, searching for items and clues and ultimately a piece of a broken mirror. Once all the mirror pieces are found and put back together then you are able to escape the house. While the game is incredibly fun, the free version only contains a few rooms to explore.
Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins Gold Knights
I can remember pumping quarter after quarter into this damn machine at the local gas station when I was a kid. Now I find myself playing it endlessly again, thankfully it’s not costing me twenty-five cents each go around this time. This is pretty much just like the arcade game from the 1980’s but with a few tweaks to make it flow a little better. You are a knight tasked to go from one end of the screen to the other. Zombies, flying things, and other monsters keep getting in your way, and you better be careful because you will get your armor knocked off leaving you in just your undies!
101+ Horror Stories
Simply put, this is just over 101 Horror Stories that you can read. Yeah, the text it kindav tiny on an iPhone, but you can resize the text. These are mostly classic horror stories from about 30 or so authors. A small sampling of authors: H.G. Wells, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allen Pow, Henry James, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Ambrose Bierce.
I love taking pictures. Seriously, I have about 19 photo apps on my phone, but Blood Booth is perhaps the most horrific. Take a photo (or load one from your camera roll) and apply all kinds of fun effects, from nails to splatters of blood to funky glasses. You can even add captions. I’ve used it a few times to make a stupid little horror comic (I love the caption feature). Once you have your photo to the perfection of gore, you can save it to your camera roll or upload it directly to Facebook or Twitter (provided you have those apps installed).
Hungry Shark Night
Yep! An app based on the movie! Yeah, yeah, the movie was kindav lame but the apps is just too bloody to NOT be cool! You don’t play the role of silly tourist trying to get away from the sharks and find a way to stop them. You are playing the role of the shark! You must swim around and eat schools of fish and silently stalk the dangling legs of swimmers! Yeah it’s a goofy game, but it’s fun to see that blood explode all through the water when you chomp down!
These are by no means all of the horror apps out there, but they are damn fun to goof around with when I have some down time. What are some that you have run across?