Welcome back, Boils & Ghouls...
... to 'Day Nineteen' of "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" and the third instalment of "Macabre Movie Monday" for 2015, in which I aim to recommend a succession of horror movies that'll send shivers down your spine & can all be streamed to your TV via the magic of Roku player !!
So... if you're planning to while away the hours, during these dark autumnal evenings, by watching a succession of Hallowe'en / Horror-themed movies to get into the "spirit" of things, you should make a point of visiting this blog EVERY MONDAY between now and October 31st for even more creepy cinema classics to "get your fright on" in readiness for your own Hallowe'en celebrations !!
Today, rather than share just one movie with you, I thought I'd continue with an Roku channel which offers a selection of Cult Films, Sci-Fi Classics and Vintage Horror, among the multiple genres therein, 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. Afterall... an Roku world full of horror movies for the Hallowe'en season is a WORLD WORTH WATCHING !!
In case you were not already aware, this movie-based Roku channel can be found in the "Movies & TV" genre (i.e. category) of the "Official" Roku UK Channel Store. 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 the movies available on this channel are ALL COMPLETELY FREE TO WATCH for Roku users 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, some of the (current) selection of 50 films in the "Horror" category of the 'World Worth Watching' movie channel on UK Roku player (incl. IMDB links) are:-
- 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)
- Horror Express [Feature Film] (1972) [dir. Eugenio Martin] (TIME: 1h 27m)
- 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)
- Vampire Over London [Feature Film] (1952) [dir. John Gilling] (TIME: 1h 13m)
- 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)
This classic content will ensure that you have plenty of ways to pass the time between my daily doses of Roku-related Hallowe'en horror in "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" while, at the same time, satisfying your appetite for Vintage Horror Movies in the build-up to Hallowe'en !!
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 380 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 Roku channel was not to your liking, FEAR NOT because there will be more Hallowe'en / Horror themed content in tomorrow's post, as we continue with the month-long blogathon that is: "Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide To Hallowe'en On Roku" offering more devilish delights each and every day throughout the month of October. So... be sure to visit us again in 24-hours for 'Day Twenty', when I reveal the next selection of Hallowe'en / Horror-related music to feature as my "Teriffying Tuesday Tunes", and then to come back (again) at the same time next week for the last "Macabre Movie Monday" of the "Countdown To Hallowe'en" 2015... PLUS, before I sign-off, don't forget to visit the other contributors to the 2015 Countdown To Hallowe'en so you can see what kind of Hallowe'en treats they have in store for you between now and 31st October, too !!
Fangs (as always) for reading !!