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Your Amazon Alexa Halloween Skills are right here 👻 !
Looking for some fun things to ask Amazon Alexa this Halloween Season?
Or perhaps you’re in the market for some spooky skills to explore the awesome new Amazon Echo product line, just announced last week?
Well my little pretty, you’ve come to the right place.
The Best Part About Halloween
Ah, Halloween…the time of the year when it is absolutely acceptable—even encouraged—for you to act a little freaky.
Trick or Treating…
Bobbing for Apples…
Dressing up like your favorite superhero (Iron Man!!) or your least favorite President…
Best of all?
You get to ask Amazon Alexa some spectacularly spooky things—with our list of the 9 best spooky skills!
Our Picks: 9 Spooky Skills for Halloween 2019
No. 1. Halloween Countdown
Do your “kids” get excited during the All Hallows season in anticipation of the Big Day? Well then, this essential skill lets everyone know how many days are left until FREE CANDY GO TIME! (We can see your dentist cracking an evil smile already.)
“Alexa, how many days until Halloween.”
No. 2. Spooky Scream
This is absolutely my kids’ and my favorite Halloween Skill. But be warned: it can scare the heck out of you if you’re not careful.
Spooky Scream lets you set a timer in seconds or minutes before Alexa plays a random, blood-curdling scream!
This can be a great way to prank a friend, spouse, or loved one, especially if you know they will be home alone.
“Alexa, open Spooky Scream.”
WARNING: Do not use this on anyone who scares easily — or who has a weak heart!
Told ya…now that’s spooky!
No. 3. Halloween Screensaver
Created especially for owners of the Echo Show (mine just arrived new in the box!), this Halloween screensaver is the perfect way to get you in the “spirit” of All Saints Day.
It contains a full hour of audio and video that explores the innards of a haunted house on a dark creepy night.
I haven’t tried this myself yet, but I can’t wait to see it on my new Echo Show. I will post a video as soon as I get my new Show up and running.
“Alexa, launch Halloween Screensaver.”
No. 4. Halloween Jokes
If you enjoy bad jokes as much as I do (pirate jokes are my favorite), then you will love this skill.
It does exactly what it the name implies.
“Alexa, tell me a Halloween joke.”
Then, get ready for one of the worst jokes you’ve ever heard in your life!
Here’s a pirate equivalent (sorry can’t resist):
Q: “What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday.
A: Aye matey.
(Get it??? I’m 80. LOL.)
No. 5. Halloween Facts
Here is another skill whose name lives up to its billing!
First, enable the skill in your Alexa App.
Then, just ask:
“Alexa, open Halloween Facts.”
And, Alexa will herald a fun fact about the holiday. We found this one to super educational and fun for the whole family.
Also, if you are interested in learning even more about Halloween —
“Alexa, what is Halloween.”
“Alexa, what is the history of Halloween.”
No. 6. Halloween Music
You can go ahead and fire the DJ you hired for your Halloween party this year.
Perfect for all you “Ghost Busters” who like nothing more than a good “Monster Mash,” Halloween Music is sure to get your Halloween party started right this year.
“Alexa, open Halloween Music.”
And Alex will rock you out to an eclectic mix of some of the weirdest Halloween songs you have surely never heard up until now, including “Dancing Skeletons” and “Scary Jingle Bells.”
No. 7. Haunted House
If you are old as sin like me, you may remember MS-DOS-based role-playing games. They were popular in the late 70s/ early 80s. In Zork, for example, you might be prompted with a question like:
“You are alone in the forest. There is a castle in the distance. What do you want to do?”
Well, Haunted House is kind of like that.
Alexa asks you a series of questions, and you decide on how you want to make the next move.
Although instead of being in the forest or open field, you are moving room by room through a super creepy haunted house!
A word of caution, however, there are spooks, ghosts, and goblins at every turn, so move about at your own peril. (Que up the ominous laughter: HA…HA….HA).
“Alexa, open Haunted House.”
No. 8. Ghost Detector
Great for kids, Ghost Detector provides a virtual world filled with spirits, ghosts, and beings from the beyond.
Similar to “Poke-mon Go,” you can capture spirits and collect Ghost Bux. We just caught a “level-four sensitive blue ghost.” Cool.
The skill in the Alexa app says you are limited to capturing one spirit a day, but we managed to capture an embarrassing number of other-worldly beings in the past ten minutes.
“Alexa, launch Ghost Detector.”
Note: You may need to enable the skill in your Alexa App before you can play.
No. 9. Spooky Halloween Sounds
This is a great skill for The Big Night, especially if you start running low on candy.
Just put your Echo device by the door and Alexa will play a variety of VERY spooky sounds and music.
From howling wind to moaning zombies, with a few creaking doors and screams thrown in for good measure, this skill would surely make Vincent Price [creepy guy at the end of Michael Jackson’s Thriller] proud.
First, enable the skill in your Alexa app.
Then, just ask:
“Alexa, start Spooky Halloween Sounds.”
P.S. You can check out the extended Thriller monologue below.
We hope you enjoyed our review of 9 Spectacularly Spooky Things to Ask Amazon Alexa This Halloween.
Do you have a favorite Halloween skill that we missed? Do you plan to try any of the skills listed here?
More importantly, what’s your favorite Halloween candy? I’m partial to Dots and Gobstoppers.
Please let us know by leaving a comment below. Like and share if you dare!
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About the Author
Tim Brennan, Technical Writer & Blogger
Tim Brennan [a.k.a. "Tec Timmy"] is a senior technical writer with over 20 years of experience writing for companies and organizations in and around Greater Boston, including GE and MIT. In addition to actively writing for this smart home blog, Tim is also a regular contributor over at UniversalRemoteReviews.com. Tim holds a BA in Journalism from Northeastern University. Brennan is a father to two sons, an active blogger, a Star Wars nut, and loves a good taco🌮. There is a strong chance he is developing a crush on Amazon Alexa. You can learn more about Tim here.