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We now have just 24 days remaining in the Countdown To Hallowe'en 2013 which must mean that we have now reached day seven of "A MummyVision Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku", my month-long blogathon, which culminates on 31st October 2013. In case you missed the previous instalments, this series of posts began with details of a Hallowe'en ScreamSaver, complete with a 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 another for devotees of independent horror. After that came a channel dedicated to the open discussion of UFO's and UFO-related activities. Today, we continue with a Roku channel offering a small selection of Cult Films, Sci-Fi Classics and Vintage Horror, among the multiple genres (i.e. categories) featured, to boost the Hallowe'en / Horror movie choices for all you Roku film fans out there looking for an extra fright or two to keep the adrenaline pumping between now and October 31st !!
In case you were not already aware, this movie-based Roku channel can be found in the "Film & TV" genre (i.e. category) of the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store (or, under "Movies & TV", for those of you in the USA). Generally speaking, 'World Worth Watching' provides an assortment of movies ranging from Documentaries, to Cult Classics & Independent Movies. It is described as "a meticulously assembled collection", across multiple genres, of "the ultimate in classic & indie film entertainment". Perhaps best of all, is that these movies are ALL COMPLETELY FREE TO WATCH when choosing to view them via the ad-supported option. However, you are also given the choice to pay & watch individual movies on an entirely ad-free basis, if you want that full, uninterrupted movie-watching experience. The cost of the ad-free service is $0.99 per movie but, for the sake of sitting through a few commercials, I think you're better off going down the ad-supported route and maybe spending your money on some popcorn to eat while you watch any, or all, of the film(s) for FREE !!
Obviously, having multiple genres to choose from in the main menu of the 'World Worth Watching' movie channel means that not all of the included content is relevant to this post. As I mentioned before, there are other loosely relevant genres included (such as Sci-Fi, Cult and Mystery, or perhaps Crime, Film Noir or even Comedy) in which you might find something "Worth Watching" but, sticking to the general theme of Hallowe'en, the (current) selection that can be found in the "Horror" category of the 'World Worth Watching' movie channel on UK Roku player (incl. IMDB links) is as follows:-
- Nightmare Castle [Feature Film] (1965) [dir. Mario Caiano] (TIME: 1h 19m)
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde [Short Film] (1920) [dir. John S. Robertson] (TIME: 26m 00s)
- House On Haunted Hill [Feature Film] (1959) [dir. William Castle] (TIME: 1h 14m)
- Horror Express [Feature Film] (1972) [dir. Eugenio Martin] (TIME: 1h 27m)
- Dead Men Walk [Feature Film] (1943) [dir. Sam Newfield] (TIME: 1h 03m)
- Spider Baby [Feature Film] (1968) [dir. Jack Hill] (TIME: 1h 20m)
- Plan 9 from Outer Space [Feature Film] (1959) [dir. Edward D.Wood Jr.] (TIME: 1h 18m)
- Night of the Living Dead [Feature Film] (1968) [dir. George A. Romero] (TIME: 1h 35m)
- The Last Man on Earth [Feature Film] (1964) [dir. U.Ragona, S.Salkow] (TIME: 1h 26m)
- The Driller Killer [Feature Film] (1979) [dir. Abel Ferrara] (TIME: 1h 31m)
- Vampire Over London [Feature Film] (1952) [dir. John Gilling] (TIME: 1h 13m)
- Horror Hotel [Feature Film] (1960) [dir. John Llewellyn Moxey] (TIME: 1h 15m)
- Maniac [Feature Film] (1934) [dir. Dwain Esper] (TIME: 50m 00s)
- The Track of the Moon Beast [Feature Film] (1976) [dir. Richard Ashe] (TIME: 1h 20m)
- Vengeance of the Zombies [Feature Film] (1973) [dir. León Klimovsky] (TIME: 1h 26m)
According to the channel description for the 'World Worth Watching' movie channel, taken from the Official Roku Website, the channel was developed for Roku by adRise. If that sounds familiar to you, it could be because they are also responsible for the development of both 'The Director's Chair' and 'Vanguard Cinema' channels on Roku player, as well as MANY OTHER FAMILIAR CHANNELS from the Roku channel store(s) IN ALL REGIONS. Should you need to contact the developer, you can do so via their Twitter Feed: @ad_Rise or else, get social through: adRise (Facebook). Of course, you can always find out more about the developer of the 'World Worth Watching' movie channel on Roku by visiting their Official Website VIA THIS LINK, or by using their CONTACT FORM to ask a specific question that you may not have been able to find an answer to on their website. The folks at adRise would also like to hear from you if you're interested in partnering with them (either as content owners or advertisers), if you have some news to share, or if you'd just like to know more about their company or any of the other channels they have developed for Roku.
Those of you who wish to add this channel to the Hallowe'en-themed entertainment on your Roku player(s) but are, perhaps, unable to access the Channel Store on your device at this precise moment... can also take care of things by simply LOGGING-IN to your Online Roku Account, scrolling down to the 'Manage Account' section, and using the "Add a Private Channel" option. That way, when you do have access to your Roku player, the 'World Worth Watching' channel will be there ready for you to watch !! All you must do to achieve this, is type the following access code into the data entry field under "Add a Private Channel" and click the blue 'Add Channel' button:-
ACCESS CODE:- worldworthwatching
Anyway, that's pretty much all there is to it, except to point out that the 'World Worth Watching' movie channel has been given an average score of "3.5 out of 5" from 246 ratings (so far) in the channel store description from the Official Roku Website. That statistic alone should be reason enough to give this a try, never mind the fact that ALL FILMS ARE FREE TO WATCH too !!
Having said that, 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 !!