7 VR and AR Halloween apps so scary they'll make you cry

Too old to trick or treat? No reason not to terrify yourself this Halloween with this roundup of virtual reality and augmented reality apps

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As if Halloween isn't spooky enough, imagine being immersed in a virtual world of ghouls and goblins so realistic you'll think you're starring in a horror film. Why bother trick-or-treating when the real fun can be found via VR? Forgo a costume and don a headset instead for a Halloween that will give you thrills and chills to last all year.


Dread Eye Remastered

If being tied to a chair in a house of horrors sounds like your kind of Halloween, do it up with Dread Eye Remastered and scare yourself senseless. There's not much you need to do aside from experiencing the Halloween spooks and scares that take place all around you. Dark, dreary, and dreadful, this virtual horror movie will be sure to give you nightmares.

Cost: $1.49

Works with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

Slasher

What's Halloween without a murder mystery? That's why Slasher will make this Halloween as scary as an on-screen scream fest. This choose-your-own-adventure game is chock-full of intrigue and excitement as you play the role of reporter trying to investigate a serial murderer case. When a Halloween party seems like child's play, pop on your headset and get into the Halloween murder madness as only VR can provide.

Cost: $0.99

Works with: HTC Vive

Don’t Look Away

In the midst of a VR horror show, how could you possibly look away? But as the game's name directs, Don't Look Away or you may miss the ghostly entity ready to send chills down your spine. It's you against this scary spirit, so stand your ground against the ghoul and see if you can tolerate the terror. Just remember…don't look away.

Cost: Free

Works with: Samsung Gear VR

Face Your Fears

If there's ever a time to face your fears, it's on Halloween. But why tackle them in real life when the VR version is far freakier? Play Face Your Fears which will immerse you in a world filled with phobias that could make anyone lose their cool, but you'll be so engaged that even the most fear-inducing idea will be yours to overcome.

Cost: Free

Works with: Oculus Rift

Halloween Trick or Treat

Consider Halloween Trick or Treat in VR the waist-friendly version of the real thing. As you make your way through town dodging ghosts and goblins, collect your candy the high-tech way. For fun that will make you feel like a kid again, hitting up homes in the virtual world couldn't be sweeter.

Cost: Free

Works with: Oculus Rift

Night Terrors

Playing off the legend of Bloody Mary, Night Terrors unleashes demons, souls and other terrifying creatures right into your space. Instead of working with a virtual reality headset, this app can be played on smartphones, both Android and iOS devices, tapping into your phone's camera to create a haunted house — in your home.

Cost $2.99

Works with: Android and iOS devices

Pumpkin SculptrVR

Carving real pumpkins is fun…but what a mess. Sculpt in the virtual world instead and create the perfect Jack-O-Lanterns with Pumpkin SculptrVR. The details will delight you as you carve out creative shapes and set your pumpkins aglow. Save a trip to the pumpkin patch and spend Halloween doing something magically modern.

Cost: Free

Works with: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift


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