Horror-SciFi-Fantasy - Free! provides a single live stream of horror, science-fiction, and fantasy films. If you don't like the movie that's being streamed, a double-click of the right directional button on your remote will let you skip to the next video. And that's where the problem with this channel comes in - you cannot skip an entire movie in one jump. The first movie that streamed during our review was Slipstream, a 1989 sci-fi film that takes place when "Earth has been devastated by man's pollution and giant winds rule the planet." When we tried to jump ahead to see what other titles are available, we had to sit through a series of five commercials, after which we were presented with Slipstream Part 2. Another jump, three more commercials, and we reached Slipstream Part 3. It turns out that this channel has divided movies into 10- to 15-minute segments, and you have to jump segment to segment while watching commercials at nearly every jump. Jumps to Parts 4 and 5 came without commercials, but we were again confronted with a block of commercials when jumping to Part 6, and we hadn't even streamed any of the actual movie (other than the first second or two of each second before we skipped ahead).
You can pay two bucks a month for ad-free viewing, which should give you ad-free skipping as well, but you're still left with having to make several jumps every time you want to skip to a new movie. There are better ways of watching horror and sci-fi movies on Roku.
-- Information is current as of July 14, 2022
Developer's Channel Description: RE-TV is proud to present the Horror, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy Channel, a journey that will take you to the outer reaches of space, and to the inner workings of the mind. Sit back with wonder or trepidation, and visit worlds of visions past and future. From monsters to aliens to action heroes, we have it all on HSF. Amazing creatives like Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Edgar Allen Poe and Ed Wood will delight the senses with our restored collection of movies and television programs, streaming direct to you. Tune your Roku to the Horror, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy Channel, only from RE-TV.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Movies & TV
FEES: None for ad-supported viewing; ad-free viewing for $1.99/month