The internet is a pretty scary place (although some things are scarier than others) -- and if you're looking for a fun Halloween fright, we've got some treats you should definitely check out. A dozen of them, actually, all right here at Yahoo! Games.
Your sister's gone missing, and the FBI thinks it has to do with a giant, spooky mansion inhabited by a crazed scientist who may or may not be conducting some sort of evil ritual. Good thing you're a detective, then, because otherwise you wouldn't stand a chance in this creepy hidden-object hunt.
The Game of the Year version of this all-time strategy great lets you plant 50 different kinds of plants as you try to stop an encroaching zombie horde from ruining your lovely lawn. Bonus: an awesome music video!
Blood and RubyBlood and Ruby
Vampires have abducted your brother just as he was about to solve a centuries-old secret, and it's up to you to defeat the fanged freaks. How? By finding trinkets hidden in gorgeous pictures, of course. While it's not the most innovative hidden-object hunt we've ever played, it's pretty, scary, and filled with vampires. This time of year, that counts for a lot.
The Flying Dutchman: In the Ghost PrisonThe Flying Dutchman: In the Ghost Prison
If you though regular prisons were scary, try spending the night in a ghost prison! Actually that might be a reality show already. Maybe it's best to skip the real deal and instead check out this match-3 puzzler set on a ghoulish pirate ship.
Vampire Saga: Welcome to Hell LockVampire Saga: Welcome to Hell Lock
It used to be a nice town, really. But with a name like Hell Lock, you just knew this place was destined for trouble. Your task? Get out of this abandoned town by finding objects, solving puzzles and contending with supernatural powers far beyond anything you've ever experienced. And vampires. It's got vampires, too. Yeah, this town stinks.
Shiver: The Vanishing HitchhikerShiver: The Vanishing Hitchhiker
A classic urban legend about a hitchhiker who mysteriously disappears moments before being dropped off at her family's old house is now a hidden-object adventure — and it's pretty creepy. Try to find the missing hitcher along with all sorts of other goodies…if you dare. (You should dare.)
Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere, pumpkins. Usually we don't mind the festive squashes, but you'll need to get rid of them as quickly as possible in this Halloween-themed take on one of our biggest hits.
Death HouseDeath House
Well, that doesn't sound very welcoming. Despite its name, however, Death House is actually a nice place to hang out, provided you hate puppets. Try to wipe out the pesky little jerks by blasting away at them with a variety of cool — and cruel — weapons.
Bricks Breaking Scary SkullsBricks Breaking: Scary Skulls
Try to clear the screen of colored skulls in this fun, frantic flash game. The tricky part? If you don't plan ahead, you'll find yourself stuck between a rock and a skull-shaped hard place.
Gardens of the DeadGardens of the Dead
Looking for something a little more social? Then check out the ghoulish gardens of this undead treat. You'll plant and harvest standard crops like wheat and tomatoes, but you'll also grow zombies to guard your farm from nasty neighbors. FarmVille meets Resident Evil? How can you not give this a try?
Gems Swap Spooky SwitchGems Swap: Spooky Switch
Match-three maniacs will get a kick out of this petrifying puzzler. Swap Halloween goodies like ghosts, treats, and bats to clear the screen in time.
Zomgies 2Zomgies 2
There are two kinds of zombies: the slow, shambling kind, and the fast, frantic kind. You'll have to deal with the latter in this sinister side-scrolling shooter. A variety of weapons and even a vehicle or two let you take your zombie killing to horrifying new heights.