October is one of the greatest transitional months of the year, shifting to truly colder weather, bringing on beer festivals, hoards of candy and delicious apple cider. It’s also an exciting kickoff month for the end-of-the-year holiday season, starting with Halloween. Who would’ve thought that the Android phone could become such an important part of our Halloween rituals, carving digital pumpkins and even keeping tabs on our kids as they navigate the neighborhood in search of tricks and treats? Here’s four great Android apps that keep things fun and safe for October’s favorite holiday.

House of Horrors – Movies ($0.99)

When I first started thinking of apps for this list, I jotted down TCM. The classic film channel is known for its comprehensive horror programs during the entire month of October. But I was glad to find an even more specific app for horror films, one that lets you view full-length movies directly from your Android phone. House of Horrors has about 100 classic movies befitting of Halloween season, with easy search options for browsing by genre, keyword, actor, title or director. Get details on each film, contextualizing its history and relevance in the film industry. Watch films on-demand or add them to your queue.