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Six of the best Halloween treats and tricks
6:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in Lifestyle
Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best Halloween treats and tricks.
By Peter Jenkinson
Zombie Gnomes - from £14.95 see red5.co.uk
These chaps do retain some of their classic gnome-like attributes; being vertically challenged, sporting a beard and the red hat/blue suit combo. But that's where the similarities end, and there are few remnants of their usual jolly demeanour. They will certainly add plenty of personality to any outdoor space, though perhaps not the kind you'd like to meet on a dark night.
Human snot and brain jam - £6.99 each from firebox.com
These two jars might be amongst the priciest of preserves, but we like them a lot. There's raspberry jam touting itself as brain jam and lemon curd claiming that it is that most disgusting of nasal nastiness. It is not big, it's not clever - but it will bring out a childish smile.
Crypt of Terror - £19.99 from character-online.com
Here's one of the fully licenced sets from the new Character Building range of wildy popular digital pastime Monsters versus Zombies. The crypt features a mini Baron Samedi and Zombie Bride, the building itself collapses, the floor tilts and barrels of goo spill all over the place. Let the kids create their own terrifying stories, while you watch on with envy...
Ghost Hunt Game - £30 from hawkin.com
Place the skull-based character at the centre of a darkened room, set him off shining images of ghosts around your ceiling and walls, then grab your mini-gun and start shooting. Each time you hit a ghoul, it'll register, then as you improve the settings can be altered for faster delivery and more rapid movement. A real blast.
Beating heart outfits - £34.95 from morphsuits.co.uk
Part of a new range of costumes from the mighty fine Morphsuits group, these interactive outfits will certainly get you noticed. Stick one on, download an iOS or Android app onto your handset, secrete it in the specially placed pocket then tell tales of how you came to have this gaping hole in your chest. Flick the screen to swap the image to spiders, maggots or snakes. Totally, brilliantly gory.
Horror Movie Print - £28 from hunkydoryhome.co.uk
If you're looking for something altogether more subtle, yet no less scary, this film quote print is a superb addition to any home. Packed with some of the most famous horror movie quotes of all time, it's a conversation maker that should stay up all year round.
App of the week
Halloween 13: Daily Spooky Surprises - free on iTunes
Countdown to the main event with an app a day from the Magicsolver crack unit of researchers. They seek out the best across the Halloween based releases for 2013 and deliver them via this daily app. Saves time, effort and they're all free.
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