October 8, 2021
Roku Oct. 8 announced it is launching three horror-themed original TV shows later this month. The titles: “When the Street Lights Go On,” “50 States of Fright” and “The Expecting” will debut on a weekly basis as a part of a “Freak Out Friday” campaign to bow streamers new horror content on The Roku Channel.
“When the Street Lights Go On,” tells the story of a double homicide in a small midwestern suburb that rattles the lives of a group of teenagers and sends investigators searching for answers in the fall of 1995. The show premieres today (Oct. 8).
“50 States of Fright,” executive produced by Sam Raimi, is a horror anthology with terrifying tales state by state. The show will premiere Oct. 15.
“The Expecting,” starring Anna Sophia Robb, Rory Culkin, and Mira Sorvino, is an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller about a mysterious pregnancy and the potential dark secrets surrounding it. The show premieres Oct. 29.
The latest Roku Originals release come the heels of the company’s announcement it is partnering with Lionsgate to create its first-ever original feature-length film based on Emmy-winning show “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” It follows the launch of 23 Roku Original titles in August.