Do you know what makes horror chat novels so popular? The fact that they make you feel involved with the story, and immediately give you chills.
We’ve gathered together the best scary chat stories apps for Android & iOS that will make your blood run cold. Some of these apps include interactive text stories that let you decide the destiny of the main character—and these are way more terrifying. Plus, unlike the classic scary stories, text novels are quite short, so you can read them on the go.
Here’s a compilation of the 5 best apps in that category you may try. Take a look!
Let’s start with an app that lets you read breathtaking stories without breaks.
It’s a chat story game that is completely free and gets you to read as many stories as you want. The concept is simple—there are plenty of scary stories written in a manner of text dialogue. In other words, it’s like you’re reading someone’s chat history with a terrifying background. Of course, the game has ads, but not too many.
The compilation of stories is already wide (over a hundred stories), and new ones are being added daily. All stories come with photos to add up to the atmosphere, so you won’t get bored from reading text only. Plus, all the stories are short enough to read at one time, so no concerns about that.
As for the quality of the stories, the majority of them may easily get you to feel afraid. Plus, there are loads of stories with disturbing cliffhanger endings that don’t scare you directly but leave that chilling feeling anyway. As always, the stupid stories appear every now and then, but there are more than enough worthy ones.
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Next, we have a storybook filled with hat stories of all kinds.
In the mood for a romantic story? Easy, there’s a bunch of those. Want to read some chilling dialogue to get really scared? The app has you covered as well! There are over 30K stories already and new ones are being added regularly. In case you’re only here for one genre of stories—don’t worry, they are all sorted by categories, so it’s easy to navigate.
All the stories contain both text and pictures, so you won’t get bored. There’s also a whole category of interactive stories with videos, sound, and all that. Some stories let you decide on the main character and affect the plot. At this point, you may rather get the man character out of trouble, or kill him. Plus, the series is quite short, so you’ll get to read them at one-time.
But the best thing about this app is you can become a storyteller. The app covers all the instruments to easily create your own chat story and share it with the world. You may also subscribe to other authors and gain your own audience.
This app is a different breed. It still fits the definition of a scary chat story app, but it’s unlike all the other apps on our list.
This is a playable hat story that will make your blood runs cold. That’s right, there’s only one story here, and you’ll get to decide its main character’s destiny. But the thing is your choices may fully turn up the way the story will go, so you may replay it several times and come to completely different endings.
As for the plot, it’s not a classic horror as well. According to it, a guy named Tyler has lived through a crash landing on an alien moon. But’s he’s not out of the woods yet! The rest of his crew are dead or missing (it’s a question of which one is worse), and Tyler needs to survive against all odds. Herewith, he has a communicator that only lets him connect to one person—you.
You’ll need to advise Tyler what to do and help him figure out how to survive. The best thing is—the story plays in real-time, so you’ll get messages from Tyler thought the day. Make sure to check your notifications cause if you’ll get too slow he might die alone and scared. Of course, not all messages require an instant answer, so you may also catch up when you’re free.
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This app is bundled with addictive chat stories for you to read.
In the first pale, this game covers several kinds of scary stories such as thriller, horror, mystery, and all that. Thus, whatever reading tastes you have, there’s something you’ll enjoy reading. All the stories are precisely sorted by categories, so it’s easy to navigate.
Needless to say, the app only features chat stories that look like you’re reading someone’s chat history. Beyond that, all the series are professionally written and filled with tension, suspense, angst, and drama. The controls are simple—once you’ve picked the story, just tap on the screen for the next text to appear.
The app already over hundreds of text stories, and new ones are added every day, so you won’t run out of fresh material. All the stories are pretty short, so you can read them on your lunch break or on the go. The stories are free to read, but there are ads that you can’t remove.
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And lastly, we have an app with a wide collection of thrilling chat stories.
Although the app is not fully focused on scary stories, there are several genres that will give you chills. For instance, there are such genres a horror, thriller, mystery, and crime—more than enough to satisfy your reading needs. Apart from that, there are also stories in romance, fantasy, and drama genres.
The app covers hundreds of stories and new ones are added every day. All of them are categorized by genres, so it’s easy to navigate. Plus, all the stories come with a cover, rating, and a brief description, so you could decide if you want to read them. The stories are also written by pro authors, so no concerns about the quality.
All the stories are quite short, so you may read them on your lunch break or in between lessons if needed. However, the stories only consist of texts—with no pics, vids, and all that. Plus, you can get back to where you’ve left the story last time as the app remembers them all.