From its origins as a pagan harvest festival where people wore costumes to banish spirits, Halloween has become a global celebration where all things spooky and ghoulish are displayed. Irish and Scottish immigrants introduced the festival to Canada in the 1800s. Every October is filled with wild costumes, trick-or-treaters, and lots of creepy movies for horror fanatics.
The iGaming world is bursting with delights for fans of the macabre, and we have selected some of the best Halloween-related slots you can play this October.
1. Monster Wheels
Iconic movie monsters take to the race track in souped-up spooky cars in this 5-reel, medium volatility Games Global title called Monster Wheels. The chrome pipe reels are set against a burning backdrop, and an exciting feature lets you switch the grid’s formation. Burn some rubber with the werewolf, a she-devil, Frankenstein’s monster, the creature from the black lagoon, a mummy, and Dracula.
Hit the big, red “Switch Ways” button and choose between playing with 128 and 288 ways to win. When you land three scatters on the reels, the bonus round activates, and you can select 12, 6, or 3 free spins with a 2x, 4x, or 8x multiplier, respectively. Race to the finish, and you could win prizes worth 7680x your bet.
2. Hot Slot Mystery Jackpot Joker
Hot Slot Mystery Jackpot Joker brought to you by Wazdan brings you the creepiest joker you have ever seen in a 3x3 reel, a payline game with nostalgic fruit machine symbols. You can up the volatility to insane levels and a quartet of jackpots waits in the wings.
When the unsettling joker symbol fills two reels, the Mystery Jackpot Game will trigger, and 1 of 4 fixed jackpot prizes will be yours. The Grand jackpot is worth 1000x your stake and is also the game’s top prize.
3. Wolf Hunters
Yggdrasil presents an atmospheric gothic horror in a stylish game where you join a hunter and huntress to track their supernatural prey. In Wolf Hunters, a terrifying castle towers in the background as werewolves, weapons, traps and potions appear as symbols on the 5x3 reel layout.
When the werewolf symbol shows up, a hunter will attack it, possibly turning it into a sticky wild for one respin. The hunters’ attacks help them build up Rage points for Rage-free spins. You can also trigger free spins by landing bonus symbols on reels 1 and 5 or reducing the werewolf’s health to zero. The 3000x your stake top prize and perfectly presented theme make this a compelling choice for Halloween fun.
4. Zombie Hoard
A horde of cartoonish flesh-eating undead features as the main characters and symbols in Slingshot’s Zombie Hoard online slot. This 5-reel, nine-pay line title takes place in a gloomy city environment and features two free spin modes to help you claw your way to the top prize of 23 88x your stake.
Collect 30 unique tokens attached to symbols to trigger 30 Tokens free spins, or land at least three scatters to claim as many as 34 free spins with a 2x multiplier.
5. Vampire Senpai
Quickspin combines cartoon Asian imagery with a creepy vampire theme for this 5-reel medium volatility title. The reels are set in a beautiful pagoda against eerie woods. Some unfortunate explorers seem to have ventured into a vampire’s lair, and they all appear as face symbols on the reels.
The vampire wild symbol transforms adjacent face symbols into wilds when it lands. The altered marks can also infect any symbols around them. The Talisman Mystery Wild adds 3 or 9 Talisman Wilds to the first four reels. Land 3 or more scatters to trigger the Re-animated free spins round, where you will have up to 12 free spins, and Vampire Senpai wilds will become sticky and roam around the reels. Any Talisman wilds that land also become sticky until the feature ends. Both wilds reward you with an extra free spin each time they land.
6. Devil's Delight
NetEnt invites you to look your best in the bowels of hell, so suit up for an infernal and rewarding 5x3 reel and 20 payline games. The simple reels are framed against a flaming backdrop and a pair of well-dressed demons, and their mischievous imps appear as symbols in Devil's Delight.
Three or more Soul Reaper scatters will activate the Soul Reaper bonus, where you match sins with faces for prizes worth 500x your bet. Collect 15 souls in the Soul-o-Meter and trigger ten free spins with expanding wilds. Land 3 or more pentagrams for up to 17 free spins with a maximum 5x multiplier, and some devilishly rich rewards could come your way.
7. Lost Vegas
Sin City gets invaded by Zombies in Lost Vegas, a 5-reel, 243 payline titles with a wickedly humorous theme where you can choose to side with the living or the flesh-hungry undead. The backdrop shifts between images of an apocalyptic Vegas while survivors and zombies appear as symbols.
The Zombie Fist of Cash feature pays you random cash prizes, and the Blackout Bonus highlights any premium symbols on the grid, paying you a prize for each one in view. Three scatters will trigger the free spins round, where if you are in survivor mode, lower value symbols will be removed as they land, adding cash to your payout. If you choose zombie mode, you will get up to 50 free spins where stacked wilds spread to other reels.
Nothing screams Halloween more than a slasher movie, and Games Global’s interpretation of a horror classic comes with some chilling winning chances. The murderous Mike Myers and characters from the 1978 film appear as symbols in this 5-reel, medium volatility title.
3x4 jumbo symbols show up when the Wandering Reels feature kicks in, and landing three bonus symbols sets off the Trick or Treat Wheel bonus with multiplier prizes worth up to 10x your stake. If the wheel lands on Mike Myers, a pick-me game will trigger where you turn over autumn leaves to reveal prizes. If the wheel lands on any other character, you will get nine free spins where the triggering character is the only high-value symbol that lands.
9. Dark King: Forbidden Riches
NetEnt presents Dark King: Forbidden Riches, a nightmarish fantasy landscape where a demonic monarch invites you to claim his treasures. A legion of shadowy warriors and the dark king are the game’s symbols appearing on the gothic 5x3 reel, 20 payline grid.
The more wilds you land on a single spin, the higher the multiplier prize, and you can get up to a 5x multiplier for five wilds. Land up to 5 scatters to claim up to 15 free spins and watch a cross-shaped Hotspot Zone appear on the reels, and any wilds that land in this zone will become sticky until the feature ends. The top prize of 2,500 your bet makes venturing into this hellish landscape worthwhile.
10. Wicked Tales: Dark Red
Triple Edge Studios adds a wicked twist to a childhood fairytale favourite in Wicked Tales: Dark Red. This medium volatility title has an unusual 4-4-4-3-3-reel layout and racy versions of Red Riding Hood, the woodcutter, and a snarling wolf as symbols.
The Wandering Reels mechanic makes three reels and four rows spin together and shift randomly left and right, allowing 3x jumbo symbols to appear. Landing three full moon scatters activates the Wolf’s Wheel bonus, where a wheel spins to award you prizes up to 20x your stake, or the Forst of Fortunes bonus, where you can also claim a 20x prize. The wheel can activate nine free spins if it lands on a high-value symbol. The triggering symbol replaces all high-value symbols, allowing you to claim the top prize of 9000x your stake.
11. Blood Suckers
Some truly ghoulish vampires emerge from the reels in Blood Suckers online slot by NetEnt. Slay the undead and claim big prizes as you face down a cast of bloodthirsty characters in this 5-reel, 25-pay line game featuring various fanged freaks you might recognize from classic vampire films and novels.
Land at least three bloody stake and hammer scatter symbols to activate the Vampire Slaying bonus round. Open dusty coffins to slay the creatures inside and claim prizes worth over 200x your bet. Landing at least three bloody bride scatters to get up to 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
12. 3 Devils Pinball
Crazy Tooth Studio takes you on a 1940s animation-inspired trip to the fiery underworld in a unique pinball and slot machine mashup on a 6-reel, 25-payline layout. A trio of grinning devils are the game’s high-ranking symbols, and some inventive bonus features make this an intriguing experience.
The Pinball feature can trigger on any spin, expanding the grid to 8 rows at 50 paylines. Silver balls are fired onto the game board, leaving a path of wilds or 2x wilds in their wake. The 3 Devils Pinball bonus gets fired when you land three scatters on the reels. This is a 4-round bonus game where a 6x8 board is loaded up with cash prizes and bumpers. Pinballs are launched with each round, and the prizes they cross as they shoot across the board are added to your payout, with up to 5x multipliers also possible.
13. Anna Van Helsing Monster Huntress
Rabcat does a bit of inventive borrowing, using the surname of a vampire slayer from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to bring you a feisty female monster-hunting protagonist in this 5-reel, 25-payline game. Wolves, vampires, and Anna herself are symbols on the transparent reels, with a gloomy graveyard in the background.
The Anna Van Helsing Monster Huntress wild expands to cover entire reels and becomes sticky for one respin. You will receive eight free spins with an added 2x multiplier if three scatter symbols appear on the same spin. When the Dracula Wild lands on the middle reel during free spins, the Dracula’s Banishment feature is triggered. This causes the Dracula Wild to expand to fill the reel, transform into a Van Helsing Wild, and turn other symbols into wilds for a big payday worth up to 1,500 your stake.
14. Wild Cauldron
Quickspin’s Wild Cauldron is a 6-reel game with a cascading wins mechanic that places you in a magical lab where you get to mix up winning formulas. A collection of strange creatures and magical runes are the symbols that appear on the reels that float above a bubbling cauldron.
The Locking Symbol Tumble feature causes winning combinations to be dropped to the bottom of the grid while the rest of the reel positions are cleared for new symbols. Each win also adds a new row to the grid, up to 8 rows. Land at least four scatters for up to 12 free spins where the reels will stay expanded between spins, and a massive prize of 211,995x your stake could be yours.
15. Ghost Glyph
Steel your nerves for a Haunted House adventure where big prizes reward the brave. Ghost Glyph by Quickspin has a paranormal premise and a 7x7 reel setup with cluster pays and tumbling reels. You will find magical stones and enchanted coins on the game’s paytable as you switch between the garden and the interior of an eerie mansion.
The Ghost Glyph is a symbol that appears after a winning tumble and sticks around on the reels, filling up the four ghost urns, each having its modifier. These urns can add wilds to the reels, remove low-paying symbols, transform low-paying symbols, or trigger free spins. During free spins, your winning tumbles fill a Paranormality Meter, creating massive wild symbols that help you land even more winning combos and claim the top prize worth 2260x your stake.