New App A Day: Scene It? Horror

The Scene It? series of trivia games can be a lot of fun, but this horror-themed version is strictly for the 17+ crowd. It features lots of video clips and images from recent and classic horror movies, most of which are famous for being especially scary or violent.

Scene It? Horror boasts some great production values, and the images and clips are licensed from dozens of horror movies, including recent hits like Paranormal Activity and Drag Me To Hell. There’s also a convenient buy link, if you want to interrupt your trivia game to go shopping.

To prevent questions from repeating, the main game mode has 30 separate games, which offer a handful of trivia questions accompanied by movie scenes. Some questions also offer pixel-art versions of scenes, cartoon renderings, and interactive questions where you have to tap or rub the screen to reveal an image.

Scene It? Horror also has a Hot Potato “Death Match” mode, where you can pass around the device, and a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi local multiplayer mode. There’s even a “Scream Machine” sound board, which doesn’t seem like an especially compelling extra to us.

Scene It? Horror is $2 on the iPhone and $5 on the iPad, but even though it’s got the licensed clips, we still prefer the cuter and broader appeal of MovieCat. Still, if you’ve seen every Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the Thirteenth flick, it’s a small comfort knowing there’s a movie trivia game designed just for you.