THINGS have gone 'mall' spooky at a Renfrewshire shopping centre as it prepares for Hallowe'en. 

Thanks to some hi-tech wizardry, shoppers at intu Braehead can get photos of themselves standing next to a ghoulish ghost, scary skeleton and even a vampire surrounded by bats.

The Renfrew mall is launching its free augmented reality Hallowe'en experience app on Friday, October 9.

All shoppers need to do for some spooky fun is download the intu Braehead app for their phone or tablet, scan special markers on the floor throughout the centre and the spooky figures appear as if by magic on their screens.

They can then take photos of friends and family standing next to the virtual Hallowe'en figures.

The trigger markers can also be downloaded from the intu Braehead website, printed out and then used at home to make the figures appear when using the app, which will be active until November 4.

David Lyon, intu Braehead’s marketing manager, said: “How weird is it going to be when you can get your photo taken beside a ghost, skeleton, witch or vampire and his bat friends in the middle of a shopping centre?

“Hallowe'en is the traditional time of year when everyone has a bit of fun with spooky goings-on but we’re bringing it right into the 21st century with some amazing augmented reality technology.

“It’ll be great fun for all the family and something they’ll be talking about for a long time.”

Go to for more details or to download the app and the trigger marker graphics.