Tips for the Cord Cutting Horror Fan

I am both a horror fan (duh! that’s why I helped start EMZT) and a cord cutter. I hate my cable company, Spectrum, and if there was another option in the town I live in, I would gladly use that internet. As someone who has done the cord cutting for a couple of years now, here’s what I’ve done to keep enjoyment as a cord cutting horror fan.


1. The Obvious

By “the obvious,” I mean going for Sling TV, Playstation Vue, Direct TV Now, Hulu Live TV, etc. Each of them have channels that cater to the horror fan.


Sling has El Rey. While this isn’t a “horror” channel per sey, it was started by Robert Rodriguez, and has great horror, action, kung fu, and sci-fi movies, along with some original entertaining content, like Lucha Underground.

However, everyone BUT Sling (what’s the holdup, Sling?) has the Chiller channel. It’s basically the best horror channel on television.


I know many horror fans are also true crime fans, Direct TV now has Investigation Discovery, Discovery America (for your paranormal shows), and the Crime & Investigation channel.


This is going to be your most expensive purchase, the price will very depending on the package you want. However, this is a good way to get some of the bigger named horror movies.


Of course, also added in is Netflix and Hulu. I don’t think I need to elaborate here.


2. Screambox and Shudder


I have both, and they are reasonably priced, Screambox is 4.99 a month ($35.88 per year) and Shudder is 4.99 a month ($44.99 a year). Shudder also has a free TV service, but it’s more than worth signing up for. Last year, Screaming Terror did a wonderful job of comparing the two services, if you only want to decide to get one or the other. In the end, I think it’s worth having both, to get a very wide selection of movies.


3. Roku/Apple/Amazon Fire stores

As someone who has owned a Roku for a while, I can tell you, I have at least 75 – 100 free, or very inexpensive horror channels. Channels like our friends at Black Flag TV,which runs you about $3.99 a month, The Grindhouse Channel, Horror 24/7, and more, provide you with hours upon hours of horror entertainment. While some of these are completely free, you will have to endure ads during the movies. It’s a small price to pay for free content.


4. Free movie Services

While there’s not as much horror content on places like Crackle and Tubi TV, it’s still worth taking a look. There’s still some good horror movies, and good anime on there as well.

However, one place where I know you will love is Pluto TV. This is a completely free television service, made up of mostly channels you can find on the net. It’s got a handy guide, plus, they have a Horror 24/7 channel. This channel mixes older horror movies with some great indie horror channels. Oh, did I mention that some of the non-horror choices include a MST3K channel?


These are just some of the options that I have found over time, being a cord cutting horror fan. Let me know what your favorites are in the comments section.

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