Tons of Halloween fun with these family-friendly iPhone apps

by Kate Currin

Halloween is the perfect time for fall family fun. From pumpkin-carving parties to trick or treating, there are so many excuses to have a good time at Halloween. Grab some candy corn and check out these iPhone apps to get your family’s spooky on for All Hallows’ Eve.

Halloween Booth ($0.99)

Now it’s your turn to get the spooky photo treatment! Upgrade your old Halloween pictures or your future ones with the Halloween Booth app for iPhone ($0.99). Add a witch’s hat to your mother-in-law’s photo or a wicked skull frame to your son’s photo to share with family. Upload your finished photos to Facebook so you can celebrate Halloween with the perfect profile picture.

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk ($0.99)

Looking for some Halloween fun with the little ones? Enjoy The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk app for iPhone ($0.99) together. Children can read the book themselves or have the book read to them. The app can play just like a movie and makes reading a lot of fun for youngsters who are still learning to read. Plus, it is the perfect spooky story about lovable bears that is not too scary for your little ones on Halloween night. If you haven’t read a children’s book in a while, you many even want to try this one.

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents Magazine (Free)

Are your kids already itching to carve a pumpkin? Hand them the free Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents Magazine app for iPhone and let them go crazy. It’s the safest way to let kids carve pumpkins with no knives or clean up necessary. Your kids can even email their pumpkin carving creations to grandma and grandpa easily with this family-friendly Halloween app.

Halloween ® ($0.99)

Hand’s down, Halloween has the best noise selection out of any holiday. The Halloween app for iPhone ($0.99) is stocked with all the noises you need to scare the trick-or-treaters or your family members this spooky season. There are more than just creepy sound clips available. Also, check out the scary stories, Halloween-themed recipes, and more in this eerie app.

American Horror Stories: Top Real Ghost Stories (Free)

Once the candy bowl is empty and the little kiddies are snug in their beds, adults can read a scary story or two. The American Horror Stories: Top Real Ghost Stories app for iPhone ($2.99) dares you to read the more than 1,000 terror stories loaded in this app. Don’t let the bed bugs bite and watch out for the headless horseman!