Tech-or-Treat! Celebrate Halloween with Technology


It’s the spooky season once again. In a few days, the streets will be crawling with people dressed up in costumes, with children in search of candies and chocolates while adults go out to parties. For those who have outgrown the usual trick-or-treat celebration, there are other ways to enjoy Halloween. Technology has given ways to enjoy a Halloween night alone or with a few folks even in the comfort of one’s own home. If you are a homebody still looking for a thrilling night, here are ways you can use tech to celebrate Halloween.

Watch your favorite scary movie

What screams Halloween better than rounding up the folks for a night full of terror? Grab some popcorn and hit play on your flat-screen TVs. With plenty of streaming platforms to choose from these days, from Netflix to HBO Go, you’ll be sure to put on an all-nighter. Just do not look under the bed, or if watching a slasher film, always keep the doors locked. Scream fans know how one simply does not pick up the phone on a scary night.

Play scary video games

From the creepy Clickers of The Last of Us to the terrifying Twitchers from Dead Space, there are a variety of terrifying video games that’ll keep you up all night. The classic Resident Evil is also a thrilling choice for an action-packed Halloween night. Turn the volume up and immerse in the world of horror.

Listen to spooky podcasts

Nowadays, you can search almost every topic imaginable and find a dedicated podcast about it. On Spotify alone, there are tons of podcast selections about ghosts, serial killers, and other similarly terrifying topics. Grab those headphones, fill up a cup, and enjoy the hair-raising night session alone or with friends.

Decorate with spooky lights

Spruce up your home with some spooky Halloween decor. While you can go old-school and have the usual jack-o-lantern greet your guests, you can be more creative by putting up some light decor. You’ll most likely find light decor with rechargeable batteries only, making it perfect for a dark night full of terror.

Light up that costume

If you’re feeling extra creative, why not go for a costume that can light up? Come in as your favorite mech or even Iron Man, with motorized armor, arc reactor, voice command, and all. However, if you go this route, remember to be careful with electrical wiring or similar devices. Always ask for help from a professional, especially if this is your first time.

How about going ghost hunting?

Ghost hunting has grown in popularity, both as a fun pastime and a serious research endeavor. Whether it’s spending an evening with friends seeking spooky experiences or dedicated scientists documenting paranormal activities, this hobby is more popular than ever. Advancements in technology have made it easier for people to conduct their own ghost hunts, using tools like infrared or UV lamps and EMF detectors. Even smartphones can be used with specialized apps.

For those wanting a more immersive experience, professional services now offer guided ghost hunts in haunted locations worldwide. Under the guidance of experienced leaders, you can access exclusive areas and witness paranormal activities up close. If you’re seeking some spooky thrills this Halloween, give ghost hunting a try – it’s an unforgettable experience to remember and share but stay safe and have fun!

Photo credit: The feature image is symbolic and has been done by Christopher Isak with Midjourney for TechAcute.

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Melanie Manguiat
Melanie Manguiat
Melanie has always been fascinated with storytellers, so she's trying to become one. When not working, she enjoys a little bit of everything that life has to offer.
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