Halloween is one of those special celebrations that’s marked in red on the calendar by both children and adults, alike. Whether you plan on carving pumpkins, dressing up in costumes, watching horror movies or going from house to house trick-or-treating, All Hallows’ Eve is definitely one of the most thrilling times of the year.

Hallowing pumpkin filter on a selfie

If you’re not one to leave things until the last minute, then you’ll want to prepare your Android smartphone for the big day. That’s why we’ve brought you this compilation of Halloween apps along with tons of Instagram and TikTok filters that will give you an extra creepy look to really horrify and excite your followers.

Detect strange presences with GhostTube

The most skeptical of the paranormal will say it’s impossible, but you may have more company lurking around you than you think. Luckily, there are apps like GhostTube that will help you detect any fluctuation in magnetic energy. These variations are associated with the presence of ghostly entities and spirits that may be present. Using a video-based tool, you’ll be able to visualize these energy variations instantly.

Another key feature of the app is that it offers the possibility of instantly translating any sound to associate it with words in your language. This way you’ll be able to interpret any expressions that the ghost in your house says when you catch him stealing your Halloween candy.

Halloween sounds for Android

Sound plays a fundamental role in any horror movie. If you really want to scare your friends and family when they call you or you receive a message, then we have just what the evil doctor ordered. Free Scary Halloween Ringtones gives you a long list of effects including wolf howls, voices of ghosts and vampires, spiders and bats flying through the sky.

To use these sounds on your smartphone, simply tap and hold your finger down on any of them to set it as the default ringtone. Here you’ll also have the option to use each sound as a ringtone, notification or alarm to wake you up.

Smartphone's menu showing different scary apps

Speaking of sounds, Ghost Talk is an app that lets you create believable psychophonies from your own voice. The app has a user-friendly recorder that will let you add tons of different effects to your recordings. This way you’ll be able to surprise anyone with a customized audio from the great beyond.

Make your photos look horrifyingly awesome

If you’re looking for a way to take or edit Halloween photos, then what you need is a specialized app like Halloween Photo Editor. This app gives you a simple editor that’s ideal for adding frames and effects to your snapshots in a matter of seconds.

Along the same lines, you’ll find Make Up – Halloween Photo Editor, another app that offers tons of stickers, filters and backgrounds that you can add instantly to each image. With all these customization options, it’s impossible not to look like you’ve stepped out of a horror movie.

Stories to keep you up at night

If you’re more into reading horror stories to have a terrifying night by candlelight, Alexandra – Scary Stories Chat is a perfect app for the occasion. This app delves into an immersive narrative through which you’ll have to pretend to chat with a mysterious girl who has plenty of secrets.

Throughout each conversation, you’ll even have to send photos or elements that the character asks for. If you don’t want to die at the hands of a strange entity, you’ll need to carefully follow this dark story written in the form of a messaging tool.

Halloween filters for Instagram Stories

Once again this year, many Instagram users are designing spooky Halloween filters that you can use to add a touch of terror to your Stories. Using the program Spark AR Studio, it’s incredibly easy to design your own custom layers in augmented reality with little technical knowledge. However, you can always use the designs created by other users to decorate each post instantly.

You just need to open the screen you use to capture a new story to start on a new a terrifying creation. It’s easier than you may think to create Halloween stories on Instagram:

  • Open the post creation screen. To do so, click on the ‘+’ icon at the top of the screen.
  • Select Story from the bottom bar.
  • Scroll the filters to the right until the ‘Browse effects’ box appears.
  • Tap on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the filter gallery.
  • Type ‘Halloween’ in the search box and try out or save dozens of scary filters created by users.

TikTok screen with Halloween themed videos

Spooky effects in TikTok

TikTok is another social network that couldn’t be left behind on Halloween. The app developed by ByteDance lets you record short videos accompanied by backgrounds or filters that will make them really spine-chilling. To add these effects to your own videos, all you have to do is record a new publication by going to the Effects section located to the left of the red recording circle.

Halloween effects on TikTok

Once in this tab you just have to slide the top bar until you find the ‘Events’ section. Here, with the date being close to October 31, you’ll find plenty of Halloween effects for TikTok that will even add a ghostly presence to your own videos.

Halloween filters menu on a smartphone



Translated by Sarah Odebralski


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