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Have a Very Roku Halloween with these free Roku channels

October 25, 2019 - 22:52 -- RokuGuide

Have a Very Roku HalloweenLong-time Roku users will recognize the reference in the title of this article to the popular "A Very Roku Halloween" channel from the early days of the video streaming device. Roku hasn't created this annual mashup in several years, but that doesn't mean you won't find a lot of great Halloween content elsewhere on Roku. Whether you need inspiration for Halloween treats and decorating ideas, you're looking for some late-night horror films, or you want to add some appropriate ambiance or music to your Halloween party, these Roku channels will deliver what you're looking for. And they're all free!

The CraftSmart channel's Halloween Crafts category has over 130 videos to keep you and your kids busy creating Halloween decorations and crafts. Learn how to make a golf ball bat from recycled materials, a Walking Dead inspired zombie wall hanging, DIY dollar store Halloween glitter spider votives. There are also several videos on how to make Halloween-themed coasters and scary dolls. And, of course, you will find ideas for Halloween costumes.

You'll find lots of inspiration for Halloween party food and treats on the channel where you'll find four categories under the Halloween Treats heading: Magical Ingredients (Pumpkin, Apple, Caramel, Egg), Courses (Appetizers, Mains and Sides, Desserts n Treats, Cocktails), Spooky Desserts (Candy Time, Cookies, Cakes n more, Bars n balls), and Scary-Fun Overload (Witches n Satans, Zombies, Haloween DIYs, Horrifying yet Healther). Or press the * button on your Roku remote and select the Search option. Search on Halloween to find recipes such as Mummy Cupcakes, Witch Finger Cookies, and Coconut Eyeballs.

Stream the Halloween Haunted Window channel on your Roku to set the mood for a Halloween party or while greeting trick-or-treaters. The channel gives the impression of watching a haunted house through your window. Watch closely throughout the 90-minute video for ghostly apparitions and appearances of a hooded figure moving about with a scythe in hand, all set to background sounds of a thunderstorm and eerie music.

If your Halloween party needs something a little more lively than the sound of rain, thunder, and ghostly moans, launch Pandora and search for "halloween" to add Halloween Radio to your Pandora stations. Although your tracks will vary, for us the station played music from the soundtrack to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Michael Jackson's Thriller, and the classic Halloween song Monster Mash by Leonard Capizzi.

If you like hearing scary stories, search the TuneIn app to find "Sergeant Will Halloween Radio" for classic thriller radio shows and the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

What better time than Halloween to sit back and watch some good horror movies? There is no shortage of Roku channels with an abundance of horror films - you can search for "horror" and take your pick from any number of vintage or modern-era titles. If you want some recommendations, though, these are some good channels to start with:

  • INC Horror Channel has a large collection of 41 modern horror films along with TV Halloween specials, hosted horror films, drive-in horror double features, and lots of other horror content just right for the season.
  • POV Horror Found Footage Films has an extensive collection of "found footage films" that give viewers a first-person perspective.
  • Horror Hotel provides more than just the movies. These films are hosted by Lamia and her pet python Lilith Alexandria. Lamia lays claim to being "a knowledgeable horror film historian who gives the facts and stats on the movies she hosts, as well as what was going on, horror-wise, during its era."
And don't overlook The Roku Channel, which has a Halloween Hub filled with free Halloween horror, humor, and fun family entertainment.