Have a Very Roku Halloween with these (mostly) free Roku channels

October 27, 2023 - 20:41 -- RokuGuide

Have a Very Roku HalloweenLong-time Roku users will recognize that the title of this article refers to a former Roku channel, "A Very Roku Halloween," 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!

Start the Halloween season off by installing a Halloween-themed screensaver on your Roku. If you don't mind dropping a buck or two, there are several available, including the appropriately-named Halloween Screensaver, which will display random collections of vampires, ghouls and goblins; Halloween Castle Screensaver, which is an animated screensaver that includes a digital clock; and Halloween Scream Screensaver with 11 creepy images "to give you chills up and down your spine."

The CraftSmart channel's Halloween Crafts category has over 100 videos to keep you and your kids busy creating Halloween decorations and crafts. Learn how to make a Halloween coasters that feature bats, a bloody skeleton hand, a werewolf, or a mummy. Other ideas include Haunted Zombie House Halloween Resin Craft, a Walking Dead Inspired Zombie Wall Hanging, a Halloween Skull Wreath, and Halloween art decor from dollar store purchase.s There are also last-minute Halloween costume ideas and lots of other fun crafts to explore.

You'll find lots of inspiration for Halloween party food and treats on the iFood.tv channel. Scroll down to the Halloween Recipes category to find 165 seasonal treats like Worms in Dirt, Drinkable Slime, Frankenstein Brownies, Poison Candied Apples, and Coconut Eyeballs. Scroll further down the channel's home screen, select Halloween under the Discover category, and you'll find seven sub-categories that include these videos:

  • Halloween DIYs - Gummy Eyeballs, Ghostly Goblin Punch, Bloody Apples, and more.
  • Witches & Satans Special- Witch Finger Cookies, a Witches Brew Cocktail, and, of course, multiple recipes for deviled eggs.
  • Candy Time - Gummy Eyeballs, Creepy White Chocolate Halloween Mice, and more.
  • Halloween Cookies - Gluten-Free Scary Eye Cookies, Cookie Frosting Eyeballs, and more Witch Finger Cookies.

Additional Halloween categories on the iFood.TV Roku channel include Cakes & More, Zombie Zone, and Bars & Balls.

You can keep the kids entertained with a Halloween-themed Roku game. Halloween Smash is a simple game in which you toss spooky knives and blades and try to hit spinning targets.

Halloween Radio provides audio stream with an eclectic mix of horror-themed sounds, music, radio shows, and more. But if your Halloween party needs something a little more lively than that, go to Pandora and search for "halloween" to add their version of a Halloween Radio to your Pandora stations. Although your tracks will vary, for us the station played music from the soundtrack to Ghostbusters, the main theme from the Hocus Pocus 2 original soundtrack, the theme song to The Addams Family, and the classic song Monster Mash by Leonard Capizzi.

If you like hearing scary stories, search the TuneIn app to find "Sergeant Will's 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 RokuGuide.com for "horror" and take your pick from any number of channels offering vintage and modern-era titles. You'll also find ten free TV series in on The Roku Channel - go to What To Watch on your Roku's home screen menu and then scroll down to Ghostly Encounters. Series include