Top 10 new releases and recommendations

Stay up late and get in the Halloween spirit with these spooky recommendations from Roku. It’s okay to cover your eyes, we won’t tell!

  • Devil – In this suspenseful, edgy thriller coined by famed director M. Night Shyamalan, Detective Bowden (Chris Messina) must save five people trapped in an elevator: a mechanic, a young woman, an old woman, a guard and a salesman. But Bowden must act fast, because one of them is mysteriously the devil. Who could it be? Stream to find out! (Movie, 2010) – Newly released on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • Maniac – In this high-gloss update of a 1980 blood-soaked slasher flick, Elijah Wood stars as Frank, a mannequin store owner who develops an insatiable lust for blood when he becomes obsessed with a young artist who turns to him for help with her latest exhibit. (Movie, 2012) – Newly released on M-GO, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
  • Astronaut: The Last Push – Two astronauts, Nathan Miller and Michael Forrest embark on a 12-year journey to research life on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. Disaster strikes, Miller is killed and the mission is aborted. Forrest is left to fend for himself with a broken spacecraft to hold together. Alone in space, he must fight to maintain his sanity and make his way home. (Movie, 2013). –Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Blockbuster on Demand.
  • Goosebumps: Specials – Can’t get enough of that scary stuff? Adapted from the best-selling children’s books series, R.L. Stine’s tales take on a life of their own – from cursed mirrors and rampaging monsters to haunted libraries and shambling zombies – in a spooky series that combines original stories with adaptations drawn from the popular books. Think you’re brave enough to watch? (TV Show, 1997) – Newly released on Netflix.
  • Pacific Rim – Directed by Guillermo del Toro, he delivers an action packed movie filled with cinematic visuals. Pacific Rim is about humanities fight for survival against huge alien creatures that rise from the seas to threaten life on Earth. Humanity’s response to the evasive attacks is with mind-controlled robotic weapons. But when these defenses fail, the task of saving the planet falls to two unlikely candidates who must team up for one last stand. (Movie, 2013). – Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • The House of the Devil – A cash-strapped college student named Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) takes a babysitting job during a full lunar eclipse and ends up fighting for her life. She soon discovers that her employers, Tom (Tom Noonan) and Mary (“Cult Queen” Mary Woronov) Ulman, are hiding a wicked, sick and twisted secret. You think you know what it is? (Movie, 2009) – Newly released on Netflix, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Embrace of the Vampire – Starring Alyssa Milano and Martin Kemp, the story follows a sensuous but innocent college freshman as she is seduced by an obsessive vampire lover who seeks to retain his power: eternal life. (Movie, 1995). – Newly released on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu, but also available on M-GO.
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – In this suspenseful tale, film legend Robert DeNiro brings a frightening realism to his portrayal of the tragic Creature created then abandoned by Victor Frankenstein. In the most famous horror story of all time, young Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh, who also directed) leaves Geneva and creates his Creature one night. As it struggles to life, Victor realizes too late the full horror of what he has done and tries to destroy it. Falsely believing the Creature has perished he returns home, but the Creature, driven by a rage born of emotional agony sets off to find his maker and so begins the nightmare. (Movie, 1994) – Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • Christine – Based on the novel by Stephen King, Christine is a classic horror movie that tells the story of high school geek, Arnie Cunningham, who falls in love with “Christine,” a bright red 1957 Plymouth Fury which has seen much better days. Tasking himself with restoring the car to its original condition, his friends notice that the car is not the only thing that is changing. (Movie, 1983) – Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant, Blockbuster on Demand and Vudu.
  • Supernatural: Devil May Care – On the second episode of this season, the show continues to set up the character arcs, season themes introduced last week and does so while weaving together the various stories seamlessly. It opens with Kevin freaking out when he sees the King of Hell, but Sam and Dean convince him that they need Crowley to find the demons on Earth. Meanwhile, Abaddon (Alaina Hauffman) re-emerges and begins to recruit demons to help her plans to take over Hell. (TV Show, 2013) – Newly released on M-GO, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
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