Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Welcome, once again, Boils & Ghouls !!

There's now just eight days to go in the Countdown To Hallowe'en 2013... but that still leaves time for eight more posts 'til my month-long blogathon, "A MummyVision Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku", comes to an end on October 31st. If you missed the previous instalments, earlier this month, the series began with details of a Hallowe'en ScreamSaver, complete with it's own spooky soundtrack, followed by a Roku channel dedicated to Vintage Horror Classics, then some Hallowe'en "How-To" videos, a Roku channel for fans of the paranormal and then another for devotees of independent horror. After that came a channel dedicated to the open discussion of UFO's and UFO-related activities plus a further selection of Cult Films, Sci-Fi Classics & Vintage Horror. Since then, we've provided details of a Roku channel brimming with creepy cocktail suggestions, another with more classic Hallowe'en movie choices, and then details of a Roku channel that mixes paranormal reality tv shows with powerful documentaries, mysteries, conspiracy theories, UFO's and plenty else besides. The next two instalments saw yet more Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy movies on one channel plus some Hallowe'en / Horror-themed music, courtesy of a Roku radio channel, on another. We then brought you details of a live-streaming horror channel, to add yet another dynamic to the Hallowe'en entertainment on your Roku players plus some close encounters of the third kind, courtesy of a Roku channel dedicated to the subject of aliens and UFO's. Add to that two more Roku channels bringing fresh selections of Sci-Fi & Horror Movies plus more "Halloween Horror" films, then another channel with a bunch of J-Horror, K-Horror and every other kind of Asian horror that you can imagine. Then throw in yet another helping of vintage horror movies, together with a whole host of Hallowe'en recipes to add to the macabre menu for your spooktacular soirée. Add to that a side-order of indie underground horror seasoned with a dash of the weird & paranormal, plus some more hard-to-find horror movies & TV series, and then throw in a little zombie action, some slashers & killers, as well as a few more "Films of the Undead" and you're set for the best Hallowe'en ever, with all that we've covered in the spooktacular series of posts that make up this month-long blogathon !!

Meanwhile, here we are with only eight days to go until October 31st and, we're still continuing to bring horror to the masses by streaming it to their Roku players. So... what's next on the agenda ?!! Well, given that Hallowe'en has been around for a long time now, there's literally a whole archive of material from years gone by that is relevant to this particular celebration. This might take the form of vintage horror movies, Hallowe'en TV Specials or animations from classic series, perhaps even some community media revolving around Hallowe'en theatre, or parades, costume parties, yard haunts, or similar events. You may also find a short film, audiobook, radio play, or other spoken word performance, or possibly a live music recording from one of your favourite artists?! Suffice to say that, if you're partial to watching (or listening to) archived recordings from years gone by, then you'll definitely want to add this to your viewing selection, as we count down the days to Hallowe'en !!

Perhaps surprisingly, you won't come across this archive recording-based Roku channel under any of the categories from the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. The reason for that being... the 'Nowhere Archive' channel is another of those that can (currently) only be added as a PRIVATE CHANNEL, through your online Roku Account. Generally speaking, the 'Nowhere Archive' channel provides a client platform, that is easily accessible via Roku, to every recording found on the website, all of which can be streamed completely free-of-charge on the Roku media player (as well as online, via the website). With genres (i.e. categories) ranging from things like Movies or TV, to Community Media, Animation or Short Films, Ephemeral Films, Music or Spoken Word, plus (of course) the FULL Moving Image Archive, you'll never be hard-pushed to find something that suits your taste. As such, you can expect to find anything from Robert Wiene's "The Hands Of Orlac" (1924), starring Conrad Veidt, to George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four", adapted as a television play by Nigel Kneale for BBC's Sunday-Night Theatre (1954), directed by Rudolph Cartier & starring Peter Cushing, or else a LIVE RECORDING of, say, The Grateful Dead from 1971 or (maybe) Blues Traveler from 1994 or, believe it or not, just 12 days ago... on 11th October 2013 !! Perhaps best of all, though, is that all of the content on 'Nowhere Archive' is COMPLETELY FREE TO STREAM !!

Obviously, having multiple genres to choose from in the main menu of the 'Nowhere Archive' channel means that not all of the included content is relevant to this post. However, the inclusion of a 'Search' function within each of the categories means that you can easily narrow the results to suit your needs. So, sticking to the general theme (as used for previous entries in this series), I decided to enter the word "Halloween" as a search term in order to obtain a set of results specific to our requirements for each of the different categories available in the main menu of the 'Nowhere Archive' channel. By doing so, the content available under each heading was as follows:-


  • Shocker Internet Drive In - Week 41: "Boo's For Bela" (Double Feature)
  • Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) [dir. Richard E. Cunha] (1h 22m)


  • The Adventures Of Uncle Mistletoe [Hallowe'en Episode] (25th October, 1949)
  • Ozzie & Harriet: Halloween Party [Season 1, Episode 5] (31st October, 1952)

Community Media

  • The World Tomorrow: Halloween - Church of God Worldwide Ministries
  • Crescendo! #108 - Halloween at the Theater: An abridged version of "Nosferatu"
  • Jeff Jam Sing Song Show (2010) - Halloween Songs for Children
  • Next Generation Producers [Fall, 2011] - feat. Halloween Promo, animations & stories
  • Halloween Loop Tape - "Frankenstein's Planet of Monsters" (LATE NIGHT ONLY!!)
  • Halloween Loop Tape - Somerville Community School Halloween Show
  • Young At Heart Center: Halloween (1989) - Community Video
  • Halloween Promo - Stop-Motion Animation by Katie McPhee
  • South Of The Mystic [Episode 3] - Somerstreets Halloween Festivities in Somerville
  • Pregnancy Cast Sculpture - also feat. Halloween character "Sister Krueger"
  • Pride Fest - Inspirational Video for Halloween Costumes from Denver Pride Fest
  • Video Jam #722: Happy Halloween - Mainstream & Indie Rock Videos
  • Crescendo! #252 - An abridged version of "The Phantom Of The Opera"
  • Humboldt Senior Resource Center - Halloween Costume Event (2011)
  • Querida Paty TV Show - Halloween Special for the Spanish Community
  • Halloween Spooky - Halloween Stuff from Denver Open Media
  • Vlog TV Halloween Special (2008) - Fun Halloween Episode
  • Wacky Factory Halloween Special - WCCA TV-13's wacky show for kids
  • Halloween Promo for Media Monster Bash - Short Promo by Denver Open Media
  • Henderson Center Halloween Treat (2009) - Local Halloween Event
  • See What You're Missing! - Halloween Fun on WCCA TV-13 in Worcester
  • Young Views (October 23, 2007) - feat. "Attack of the B-Movies" segment
  • Young Views (October 16, 2007) - feat. entertainment segment by Isaac
  • Young Views (October 9, 2007) - feat. entertainment segment by Dan
  • Young Views (October 2, 2007) - feat. entertainment segment by Dan


  • Neighbourhood Watch [Horror Short] - It's very rude to stare! (DSLR Video)
  • Betty Boop: Halloween Party (1933) [dir. Dave Fleischer] (0h 07m)
  • Popeye: Fright To The Finish (1954) [dir. Seymour Kneitel] (0h 06m)
  • Halloween - An entry for the Legomation Movie Contest

Short Films

  • The Halloween Short Subject - The Darkness: drastic remix of "Night of the Living Dead"
  • Student Short Films #0007 - Anthology of Horror Shorts from UK, Australia and USA
  • Student Short Films #0008 - Anthology of Horror Shorts from UK, Australia and USA
  • Student Short Films #0009 - Anthology of Horror Shorts hosted by Lawrence Levesque
  • Halloween Party (1953) - Nostalgic look-back at a fifties family Halloween
  • Home Movies: Medicus Collection - 1939 World's Fair in New York
  • Home Movie: 97355 - Pennsylvania Family Back-Yard
  • Home Movie: 97470 - St. Louis Area Family, Reel 1
  • Home Movie: 97474 - St. Louis Area Family, Reel 6
  • Home Movie: 97482 - St. Louis Area Family, Reel 14
  • Home Movies: Massachusetts Catholic Family

Ephemeral Films

*************** NO CONTENT AVAILABLE ***************


*************** FIFTY-ONE LIVE RECORDINGS ***************

Spoken Word

  • Hallowe'en - The Robert Burns Poem chronicling Hallowe'en customs in his time
  • The Queen Of Spain & The Bauld McLean - Historical Halloween Fiction
  • Eileen Myles & Alexs Pate Lecture - feat. Pate talking about Hallowe'en & more
  • The Singing-Woman From The Wood's Edge by Edna St. Vincent Millay - Poem
  • Halloween Horror - Scary old radio shows to send shivers up your spine !!
  • Halloween OTR - Frightening & disturbing audio, designed for a night of terror !!
  • WKBW Halloween Show 1973 - A night of radio drama, incl. ghost story "The Bed"
  • Spook Music - Halloween Mix using samples of old radio shows & downloaded beats
  • My Favorite Husband (feat. Lucille Ball) - The Atterbury's throw a Halloween party
  • The Book Of Halloween by Ruth Edna Kelley - LibriVox audiobook recording
  • The Ghosts' High Noon by W. S. Gilbert - LibriVox audiobook recording
  • Elna Baker discusses her book "New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance"
  • The College Years: Oct 25 2001: Halloween! - feat. special guest Stew Thornley

Full Moving Image Archive

*************** NO CONTENT AVAILABLE ***************

So, as you can see, there is plenty of variety on offer within the 'Nowhere Archive' channel on Roku. You could of course try searching using another term (e.g. 'Horror' or 'Edgar Allen Poe') to achieve a completely different set of results, that could include plenty of ghost stories and such like. Then again, you can always just go straight to any of the categories listed and explore the content available there without entering a search term at all. Some of the categories (e.g. movies) feature many sub-menus which are crammed with content. For example, there are over one hundred "SciFi / Horror" films for you to choose from, many of which I have recommended previously, plus several more besides. Other principle genres from the "Movies" sub-menu are 'Film Noir', 'Comedy' and 'Silent' films, which also have a lot to offer content-wise. Meanwhile, if you'd like to discover more about the 'Nowhere Archive' channel, you can do so via the Official Website FOUND HERE. Alternatively, those wishing to connect with Chris [aka 'NowhereMan'], developer of the 'Nowhere Archive' channel for Roku, can do so via his Twitter Feed: @nowhereman or else, you can use the contact information on his website.

Anyone wishing to add this channel to the Hallowe'en-themed entertainment on their Roku player(s) will, as I mentioned previously, have to do so by LOGGING-IN to their Roku Account online, scrolling down to the 'Manage Account' section, and using the "Add a Private Channel" option. That is because THIS IS A ROKU PRIVATE CHANNEL and, therefore, it is (currently) the only way that you can add the 'Nowhere Archive' channel to a Roku player. Anyway, all you must do to achieve this, is type the access code under "Add a Private Channel" and click on the blue 'Add Channel' button:-


I should perhaps point out that, since the 'Nowhere Archive' channel does not yet feature in any of the Roku Channel Stores, there is "no channel store description" on the Official Roku Website and, consequently, no average rating either. Having said that, the excellent selection of content alone should be reason enough for you to give the 'Nowhere Archive' channel a try, never mind the fact that ALL CONTENT IS FREE-TO-WATCH too !!

Still, if this particular Hallowe'en / Horror themed Roku channel was not to your liking then FEAR NOT because there will be another one featured in tomorrow's post, continuing the month-long blogathon that is: "A MummyVision Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku"which will bring you more devilish delights EACH AND EVERY DAY from now UNTIL HALLOWE'EN and when you're done with this blog, don't forget to visit the other contributors to the 2013 Countdown To Hallowe'en and see what Hallowe'en treats they have in store for you between now and 31st October !!

Fangs again, for stopping by !!

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