iPhone Halloween apps: Games and sound effects

By Macworld Staff, Macworld |  Software, Halloween, iPhone apps

FrightBox for iPhone: This $1 sound-effects app from SKH Apps produces frightful creature noises, including those of ghosts, zombies, and demons. Each creature gets its own sound-effects menu, complete with six sound-effect buttons. They sound as you'd expect: Zombies moan, ghosts (despite being dead) seem to breathe more heavily than an asthmatic. The app isn't original, but it's put together well and will effectively scare Trick-or-Treat-ers away.—Sam Felsing

Aagh! Halloween Sounds: This $2 app from GameSalad lets you set off frightful horror noises with simple taps. The app's user interface consists of a black background filled with faces—of jack-o'-lanterns, serial killers, ghosts, monsters, bats and demons. If you tap a face, the app will produce a noise related to it.  If you tap the serial killer face, for instance, you will hear Hannibal Lector's "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" speech. If you tap on the bat's face, you will hear bat noises. The app isn't anything spectacular, but it performs its frightful purpose well.—Sam Felsing

R.L. Stine's Haunted House of Sound: The author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series now has his own $2 audio app from iLarious. This app can best be described as an audio-filled, horror-themed version of Mad Libs. The app includes four audio stories that you can listen to. Most every story is about a young couple getting lost in a deserted, haunted area. Each story just lacks one thing: sound effects. That's where you come in—it's your job to use sound effects from app's sound-effect library (166 effects in all) to replace the sound voids in the stories. When you listen to the app's stories with their new effects, in theory, you will be amused to hear how your sound choices are used. If you grow tired of the app's pre-programmed effects, House of Sound lets you record your own frightful noises that can be added to its library. Though it would be nice if the app let you plot each story, much like Stine's pick-your-own-destiny stories do, it will still satisfy its primary audience of pre-teen kids.—Sam Felsing


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