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7 spine-chilling apps and websites to get you in the mood for Halloween


It’s that time of year when things go bump in the night.

The world is already a creepy place. Just this week, stories of death and fright have lined the headlines – with the scariest of all being Donald Trump still doing well in the polls. But if you need more heart-stopping horror or  – if you’re like me and you use friends as human shields while stalking down the hallways of horror houses – some cute and cuddly monsters, we’ve got you covered.

As Halloween is Saturday, we thought we’d take a look at some tech sure to make your skin crawl. From the spooktacularly cute to the downright creepy, check out the below for some terror-ific fun.

Murder on 34th Street

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Just as the name implies, DiedInHouse.com helps you find out if anyone has died at a valid US address. Because no one wants to live in a crime scene… or maybe you do.

Run like your life depends on it

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Zombies, Run! is part game, part story and part fitness app – think Runkeeper meets Walking Dead. You run in the real world, but your headphones tell the tale of a horde of zombies chasing after you. Talk about motivation.

They’re watching you

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Affectiva has built the largest emotion data repository of over 2 million face videos, allowing them to derive unique insights on facial expressions with high accuracy. Not so creepy, right? Wrong. Regulation is non-existent allowing corporations to write the privacy rules as they go.

Can you survive?

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Touted as “the world’s first interactive zombie movie app”, The Hunting (Part 1) is a  first-person movie starring you. You decide what to do and you live or die based on these choices.

The big database in the sky

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What if you could live on forever as a digital avatar? Eternime wants you to do just that and people in the future could actually interact with your memories, stories and ideas, almost as if they were talking to you.

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The hotly debated science, cryonics, wants to extend human lifespans by preserving the body and then revive it with future science. From neuropreservation – just deep freezing the brain – to whole body preservation, Cryonics.org offers various ways of storing your body. *shudders*

Once bitten, twice shy

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Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a vampire but Dracula was nowhere to be found? Vampify solves this by letting you turn yourself into an animated vampire. You can either upload a pic or take a new one and the app does the rest. The final product is a vampire version of you that growls, snarls, hisses and shows bloody fangs. The app is social media friendly allowing you to upload directly to most mediums.

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