Thursday, October 1, 2015

Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku - Day #01 - SPECIAL BLOGATHON PREVIEW

Hi, everyone !!

Well... would you believe it?! It's October 1st already and, as I'm sure you're aware, Autumn (or "Fall" as it's known to our friends across 'The Pond') is rapidly closing in (once again) which means, as it does so, the days are set to get shorter and the nights will grow longer... and darker !!!!!!!

One of the advantages of these long, dark nights is that they're perfect for huddling up and watching movies on your Roku player. I'm sure many Roku owners (myself included) will be enjoying the build up to Hallowe'en by watching something horror-related or slightly more scary than usual on their Roku player(s) as October 31st draws ever nearer...

If that sounds like you, then you may already be familiar with an annual online event which is known as the "Countdown To Hallowe'en" that encourages participants (i.e. bloggers) to contribute to a month-long blogging marathon in honour of the Hallowe'en season. I've long been a fan of this event but, since I only started my UK Roku blog in 2013, I made my debut as an "Official" 'Cryptkeeper' for the 'Countdown To Hallowe'en 2013' and participated again for the 'Countdown To Hallowe'en 2014' last year. Fortunately, being an annual event, this fiendishly fun (and frightening) celebration has presented me with another prime opportunity to spotlight even more of the Hallowe'en / Horror themed Roku channels for you in the build-up to Hallowe'en 2015...

As with the last couple of years, because the series of posts I have planned will be devilishly different from my regular weekly offerings (not to mention a lot more frequent, too) I plan to group them all under a unifying banner. However... instead of "A MummyVision Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" as was the case in 2013, or "Another CreatureFeature Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" as used for my Hallowe'en 2014 blogathon, I'm calling it "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku", but I will still endeavour (as always) to bring you one post every day, throughout the month of October, culminating on 31st when the Countdown To Hallowe'en 2015 ends and the celebrations begin !!!

For quick & easy access to the official Countdown To Hallowe'en website which includes a list of all "Cryptkeepers" (i.e. contributing bloggers) for 2015 with yours truly (once again) among them, as well as details of all past contributors, you'll find the following badge with a built-in link to their website in the upper right hand column of my blog for the duration of the 2015 Countdown To Hallowe'en:-

Please make the effort to click on the badge and visit the Countdown To Hallowe'en website to show your support for this annual online Hallowe'en extravaganza PLUS don't forget to use the links you find there and check out all the other 'Cryptkeepers' taking part this year. I know they'll appreciate it if you visit their blogs & share your thoughts on the contribution(s) they've made.

For my part, albeit in a slightly different format to last year, I'll (once again) endeavour to post as much Hallowe'en / Horror related stuff as I can find within the hundreds of Roku channels available and from the huge amount of content contained therein. As before, I will try to ensure that as many of the featured channels as possible are available on UK Roku players however, due to the high percentage of readers from the USA for this blog, I reserve the right to also post about certain channels that may only be available there and not (currently) in the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. Either way, rest assured there'll be PLENTY of Hallowe'en / Horror themed content FOR ALL ROKU OWNERS, no matter from where in the world they happen to hail.

Meanwhile, if there's any Roku Channel Developers or Content Providers who think that their channel would be worthy of inclusion in a series of articles such as these (i.e. with plenty of Hallowe'en / Horror related content) then please feel free to comment below or via the companion Twitter Feed: @ukrokuchannels providing details of your channel / website & contact information. Your assistance with this is much appreciated although I cannot guarantee that every channel will be included as there is obviously only a finite number of posts that can be made throughout the month. Don't let that put you off though because, if I can't squeeze you in this time around, then there's always the possibility of being included in next year's Countdown To Hallowe'en to look forward to! ;-)

Anyway, I just wanted to give you all a "heads up" as to what I've got planned for this blog over the month of October. Of course, there will still be my regular 'Weekly RoundUp' posts to keep you informed of ALL NEW ADDITIONS to the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store during that time. All of which means... that there's now even more reason(s) for you to visit this blog on a regular basis as you prepare for your own Roku-assisted Hallowe'en celebration(s)... Mwah-Ha-Haaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!

Still, that's about it for now... I hope to see most, if not all, of you back here tomorrow and each day throughout October as we bring you "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" as part of the Countdown To Hallowe'en for 2015. Be afraid... BE VERY AFRAID !!!!!!!!!!!!

Just don't be too afraid to pay us another visit !!

That's all folks !!

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