My Roku TV Guide

This month's theme: Ah, Family.

Some treasures from the secret vaults that we all know about but don't talk about.


Some quick notes about the Horror Habit Roku Channel:
  • It's free! All content is streamed directly from the public Internet Archive site. 
  • Content changes monthly (on the 1st of every month) and movies will play continuously once you open the channel.
  • Should you leave during a show (so long as it's in the same month), it will pause the film for your return. 
  • If you want to skip a film, simply click on the Forward button. 
  • If the movies here have hyperlinks - follow them! They will lead you to the Horror Habit reviews of the films. 
  • I'm sorry to say that at this time my channel is currently only available in the U.S. When that changes you'll be the first to know! However, other movies available directly on this blog should be available to stream, just check out the Watch It Now links.
  • Last but not least, movies are playing in this order:

#1: All The Kind Strangers (1974)
A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor.
#2: Night Tide (1961)
On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon.
#3: Rebecca (1940)
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
#4: Funeral Home (1980)
A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.
#5: Bell From Hell (1973)
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.
#6: The Red House (1947)
An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandon farmhouse, located deep in the woods.
#7: Cathy's Curse (1977)
A young girl is possessed by the spirit of her dead aunt, who died in a car accident. Soon members of her family begin to mysteriously die off.
#8 : Dementia 13 (1963)
John Haloran has a fatal heart attack, but his wife Louise won't get any of the inheritance when Lady Haloran dies if John is dead. Louise forges a letter from John to convince the rest of his family he's been called to New York on important business, and goes to his Irish ancestral home, Castle Haloran, to meet the family and look for a way to ensure a cut of the loot. Seven years earlier John's sister Kathleen was drowned in the pond, and the Halorans enact a morbid ritual in remembrance. Secrets shroud the sister's demise, and soon the family and guests begin experiencing an attrition problem.
#9: A Boy and His Dog (1975)
A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society where the old society is preserved. The daughter of one of the leaders of the community seduces and lures him below, where the citizens have become unable to reproduce because of being underground so long. They use him for impregnation purposes, and then plan to be rid of him.


  1. This is pretty cool. Thank you!!! Do you take requests for movies or anything? How do you decide what movies to choose each month? --D.B.

    1. Thanks D.B! I am absolutely open to requests! And so far my movie picks have been based on odd, original, and unique movies that I simply don't see out in the world enough. December's picks are primarily focused on all of the above as well as the winter season. At this present time my picks are also based on server space and legal resources, but my goal is to provide a wider variety of horror. In all, as I type, this is the 3rd week the Horror Habit Roku channel has been open and I am very much looking forward to see where it will go. Input, suggestions - all of it is greatly appreciated. Thank you again, D.B., and thanks again for visiting this channel and blog!

    2. You're doing a great job!! I'm currently watching Silent Night, Bloody Night (again). One movie I've been trying to find around is The Fear (1995). My sister and I watched it when we were younger and it scared the heck out of us. I was probably 6 or 7 when we watched it and I have no idea what it was about now. I would like to watch it again sometime with her though. Once again thank you for this channel.

    3. Thank you D.B.! And what a blast from the past - I've not yet seen the film but seeing that cover image again brought back some very fond video store memories. As soon as I can locate and stream it, I certainly will. Thank you, and I'm so glad you are enjoying the channel! :)

  2. I just finished watching The Woman Despiser in your Completely Out of Left Field collection. Thank you for introducing me to this movie! It was very good and I'm sure I would not have had the pleasure of seeing it anywhere else. Do you know where I might be able to obtain a copy?

    1. Thank you Mayura! It's my understanding that a small production company from Greece (Onar Films) released a limited amount of DVDs recently, but I'm not sure how many are available now or how exactly to order them. The version on my Roku channel can be obtained through the non-profit library Internet Archive:

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    1. Thank you so much Piquant! I'm very happy to hear you're enjoying the channel :)

  4. I love the line up
    I have rewatched
    The veil
    One step beyond
    Tales of tomorrow
    Countless times
    Thanks again
    You do great
    Appreciate what you do.

    1. This means a lot to me, thank you so much Terri!!

  5. I watch constantly.
    Love this lineup
    I think what's on now is a German silent movie, live the coloring, seems to show up better than b/w
    I recommend this channel to roku people I know.
    Hopefully they watch.
    What I love is being able to leave it on while I'm busy and know that if I miss a show it will come back on.
    Turning of the shrew just came on, I was to watch about the first 15 min. or so, now I can finishing watching it.
    Again thank you for what you do

    1. This makes me so happy to hear, thank you very much Terri!!