If you love all things creepy as much as I do, no amount of scary movies or stories is enough to satisfy your hunger for horror.
Having grown up on a steady diet of unsettling tales, I'm always on the lookout for content that will feed my addiction by freaking me out. That's why I couldn't been happier about coming across a phone application that provides plenty of short stories to keep you up at night. What's interesting about the app, called "Hooked - Chat Stories," is that its spooky tales come in the format of text conversations that make them seem way too real.
To test the creepy factor, I decided to dive into a story myself. Here's how it went.
Once you enter the app, you tap on a story and you become a witness to a conversation between two characters by receiving the messages they send to each other every time you tap "next." If you don't finish a story before you exit out, it even gives you notifications that look like incoming texts on your phone.
Creepily enough, I had started a Hooked story and exited out while covering a news report about a baby who tragically died...and then I got a notification from the app reading, "That poor baby!" It was a huge coincidence, of course (at least I hope so), but it definitely shows that it does a good job of giving you an immersive experience.
You can check out one of the stories for yourself by watching the video below.video-player-present
Here's another example of a tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat.video-player-present
What's also great about the app is that if you aren't a big fan of horror, there are plenty of other genres to choose from!
But it's important to mention that though the app is free to download, you have to pay or wait a specified amount of time after reading a certain number of messages.
Would you give this app a try?