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Halloween Haunts: Celebrate the Holiday in VR
Oculus Blog
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October 31, 2019
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Many people get excited over Halloween for very different reasons. For some, Halloween is when they break out the classic horror stories and games, indulging in a full night of spooky fare. Whether you’re in it for the sweet treats, the costumes, or the scares, VR horror apps are a must-add to your Halloween tradition (if you dare). Here are some creepy fun VR experiences to add to your fright night playlist.

Affected: The Manor
This scary walkthrough puts you through the wringer with jump scares. Play more than once (if you can) with different routes and alternate endings. Available On: Rift Platform // Oculus Go
Learn More:AFFECTED: The Manor Now Available on Rift—Plus More Content Coming Soon

Attack of the Bugs
If you’d rather face a horde of zombies than be in a room full of creepy-crawlies, then you’ll want to avoid/add this hair-raising app to your library of horror. Use strategy and multiple weapons to conquer the Evil Bug Queen before her army of insects swarm all over you.
Available On: Rift Platform // Oculus Go

A Chair in a Room: Greenwater
Set in America’s Deep South and drawing on Southern Gothic elements, this experience takes you through an investigation of institutional corruption, religious immorality, and murder.
Available On: Rift Platform

Dreadhalls
Released in 2016, this horror survival game is a consistent top recommendation in “scariest VR games” lists. In Dreadhalls, you’re trapped in a massive dungeon and you must explore your surroundings to find the nearest exit... if you can outlast your fear.
Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform // Oculus Go

The Exorcist VR: Legion
When The Exorcist film was released in 1973, viewers reported intense adverse reactions to the film, while its themes helped propel it to become the first horror film nominated for an Academy Award...and won. This VR experience, set in the same world created by writer William Peter Blatty, goes deep into the complexities of demonic exorcism and brings you face to face with your darkest fears.
Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform
Learn More:#QuestCountdown: Immersive Single-Player Spotlights

Face Your Fears 2
This collection of horror scenarios explores the thresholds of fear by unravelling different tales of terror. Look for your missing sister in the dark Harvest House, or play the role of a paranormal investigator bent on uncovering the evil that dwells within.
Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform
Learn More:#QuestCountdown: Immersive Single-Player Spotlights

Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted
Just when you thought Freddy’s crew of killer animatronics couldn’t get scarier, they’re now here to take over your VR headset. Survive these classic minigames updated for VR, plus an all-new DLC called Curse of Dreadbear released just in time for Halloween.
Available On: Rift Platform

Killing Floor: Incursion
Travel through a variety of nerve-wracking environments, from abandoned farmhouses to bone-filled catacombs in solo or co-op mode. Explore the world while fighting off a never-ending horde of Zeds.
Available On: Rift Platform
Learn More:Night of the Living Zed—Killing Floor: Incursion Available Now on Rift

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
Another favorite recommendation in VR scares, Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul arms you with a flickering flashlight and not much else as you set to unravel a mystery set in your not-so-average American home. This original story is based on the mythology of the popular film franchise of the same title.
Available On: Rift Platform

Transference
Fear comes in many forms and Transference takes you through a different kind of thriller. Piece together a family’s mystery with only corrupted memories as your guide in this first-person narrative mystery.
Available On: Rift Platform
Learn More:Playing Mind Games: Psychological Thriller Transference Now Available on Rift

Halloween Specials

While these experiences aren’t technically categorized under horror, they’ve pulled out all the stops to celebrate Halloween with seasonal updates/DLCs:

Acron: Attack of the Squirrels
This fun cross-platform party game reimagines capture the flag featuring a tree and determined squirrels. In the new update called “Haunting Horrors,” you can dress up the squirrels in 12 new spooky skins.
Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform
Learn More:Going Nuts: VR Party Game Acron: Attack of the Squirrels! Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
This favorite cult classic pitting birds against green pigs adds new Spooky Mode levels featuring even more challenging levels plus a new boss pig named Dr. Frankenswine.
Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform // Oculus Go
Learn More:Fight + Flight: Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs Soars Onto Rift

Richie’s Plank Experience
As if conquering your fear of heights while on a skinny plank wasn’t enough, Richie’s Plank Experience Nightmare Mode, now also on Quest, is not for the faint of heart.
Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform


If you’re still jonesing for more spine-chilling experiences, make sure to check out our Halloween collections for the Rift Platform and Oculus Go to get some scary good deals. What are your favorite Halloween apps in VR? Let us know in the comments!