App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Turn your photos into realistic, scary horror characters.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Transforming pictures of friends, family, or yourself into hideous creatures is extremely simple.


There's no violence, per se, in the app, but the transformation of images into horror creatures is quite graphic -- featuring blood, pustules and fangs -- and is certainly capable of giving younger children nightmares.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that iMut8r is a photo manipulation app that lets you transform pictures of friends, family, or yourself into hideous -- and often quite scary -- horror creatures. Users can choose from a number of themes including zombies, witches, vampires, werewolfs and demons. The result is a still picture that rivals some of the best movie makeup today (which makes sense, as the app was developed by Legacy Effects, one of Hollywood’s most respected special makeup effects companies). Accordingly, it's not an app for children. Even the iTunes store lists this as an app for ages 17-up.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTos60 October 31, 2020
Kid, 10 years old December 23, 2011


can you turn into a werewolf?
Kid, 9 years old August 19, 2011

a great app, but it's for mature audiances

very gory, I got it, it is OK - [mom said] cause they were my own pictures, but you can post them, which I can't do, but normally this is off for 0-13 Iffy... Continue reading

Is it any good?

iMut8r is an app that blends the creative and creepy to great effect. It's certainly too intense for young kids, but for older teens and adults, there's great fun to be had in transforming yourself or a friend into a ghoul or werewolf. Figuring out the steps is easy, even without reading the tutorials and because the effects change your picture so dramatically, it's not critical to perfectly align your photo with the template. The price is right and the pictures certainly help older users get into the Halloween or horror spirit.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Release date: October 26, 2010
  • Category: Other
  • Publisher: Legacy Effects LLC
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Last updated: September 7, 2017

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