HourClash: Halloween Edition HD: In this $2 game from KadaMedia, an evil wizard shrinks the king and queen of the mystical land of Puzlana and confines them to the bottom of an hourglass. On the top of the hourglass, small, Halloween-themed marbles (which look like zombies, skeletons, and ghosts) pile up, not able to fall to the bottom. It is your responsibility to match marbles together (zombie marbles with other zombie marbles, etc.) to make them fall. If you match all the marbles, the entrance to the top of the hourglass will open, and the king and queen will be able to escape. HourClash's controls are not always responsive, but the game is surprisingly addictive and hard.—Sam Felsing
Scene It? Horror: Screenlife's popular movie trivia game is now available on the iPad—with a frightful twist. The $5 Scene It? Horror shows you random movie clips, posters, and screenshots from horror movies. It then gives you a designated amount of time to answer questions about the different pieces of memorabilia. At the end of the designated time period, it will add up all the questions you answered correctly, and reward you with a game score. You can post that game score on Facebook and challenge others to beat it.
You can play the game against other players online or off. However, if you play multiplayer using only one iPad (several people huddled around one screen), an option known as "Death Match," you won't have access to the entire game. Death Match asks random horror movie trivia questions without showing any visual aids (posters, screenshots, clips, etc.) Without visuals, it's not much fun. It's a bummer, as the Scene It? series is well known for great multiplayer functionally. Horror Movies: Scene It? is best as a single player game.—Sam Felsing
Zombie Wonderland: This $1 game from Chillingo is a classic zombie killing game. The town of Niceville has been invaded by the undead. You play as Tom, a Niceville resident who is known for his zombie-killing prowess. Local residents hire you to keep zombies away from their homes, bars, garages and cemeteries during the night. From inside each structure, you shoot at the zombies outside with your shotgun till the sun comes up. These zombies aren't all just horror-movie fodder, though: they're hard to kill, and they come at you in large quantities and from many different angles. You've really got to pay attention or you'll end up as zombie food. Though Zombie Wonderland can hardly be called original, it's hard to put down. There is nothing like the feeling of killing a zombie.—Sam Felsing