How to watch ‘Eli Roth’s History of Horror’ online for free

Get an intimate look inside the brains of some of horror's greatest prodigies.

Jun 26, 2019, 2:50 pm


Marisa Losciale 

Marisa Losciale

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Into scary movies? Boy, do we have some new and gruesome content for you. The AMC original series Eli Roth’s History of Horror takes everything you love about the world of horror and brings it back to life–with a vengeance, no less.

What is Eli Roth’s History of Horror and when is it on?

Consider each episode of Eli Roth’s History of Horror to be part of the lesson plan of any highly-regarded film class. Hosted by writer/producer/director Eli Roth, you’ll get an in-depth analysis of how the genre of horror has evolved over the years and discuss what its impact on film (and society as a whole) has been. Each episode explores a new theme and talks with award-winning, A-list storytellers like Jordan Peele, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, and Rob Zombie to find out how they find inspiration in the inherently morbid. 

Eli Roth’s History of Horror premiered this past fall on AMC, so if you want to sink your teeth into the new series you’ll have to stream it online. 

5 ways to watch Eli Roth’s History of Horror online for free

1) Shudder

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  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, VRV, iOS and Android devices

Fans of horror from creature features to thrillers will find a ton to love about Shudder, the first streaming service completely devoted to the genre. From classics like HalloweenThe Changeling and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to originals like RevengeHorror Noire and Mandy, Shudder’s offerings will keep horror fans glued to the couch for many a long weekend.


2) Sling TV

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If you prefer to pick and choose your channels, Sling TV is a great choice. Two packages are available, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. Should you want both, (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers a total of 40 channels, including sports favorites like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also get much-loved channels like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)



3) PlayStation Vue

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PS4 owners have much more than just gaming at their disposal thanks to their consoles. If you’re looking for a streaming option for TV shows, PlayStation Vue is a great option. It’s easy to swap from playing a game to watching a series or a movie, and the PS4 controller doubles as a remote (or you can get a dedicated remoteif you like). What’s really cool is that PlayStation Vue is not exclusive to PS4 owners. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. The entry-level package comes with tons of great channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo. You also get unlimited cloud DVR storage, and one subscription works with up to five devices so it can be watched on your phone or tablet too. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)


4) FuboTV

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FuboTV offers over 100 channels for fans of just about every programming genre you can imagine. Enjoy both TV and movies from channels like Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. If your true crime addiction goes hand-in-hand with a love of sports, Fubo is terrific for that too for everything from basketball to outdoor sports. And you’ll also get 30 hours of cloud DVR space at no extra charge when you want to save stuff to watch for later. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


5) YouTubeTV

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If you have a big family and everyone likes to watch something different, YouTube TV is a terrific pick. One subscription can add up to six accounts, and each one comes with unlimited cloud DVR, so everyone can watch what they want when they want. In addition to Oxygen, you’ll get access to more than 60 networks. The kids will enjoy Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network, while the sports fans binge on NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. It even offers Telemundo and NBC Universo for Spanish-language speakers. And of course AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you’ll still have everything from historical dramas to indie films to choose from. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


How to watch Eli Roth’s History of Horror episodes

1) AMC Premiere

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  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

If you’re interested in watching more of AMC’s content, AMC Premiere allows you to do so without commercials. It also grants you access to perks like behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive content. In order to use it, however, you need to log in using a cable or live TV streaming subscription, and it’ll set you back an additional $4.99 a month. Then you can binge all The Walking Dead you can shake a dismembered limb at.


2) Sundance Now

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  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

A must for anyone who loves indie films, Sundance Now is the official streaming service of SundanceTV. Dig into countless films and dramas that you know will be worth your time. Check out new documentaries like Ministry of Evil and movies like Django Unchained, Amour, and Big Fan.


3) Amazon Prime Video

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  • Cost: Add Shudder to your Prime membership for $4.99 a month (after 7-day free trial), individual episodes and entire seasons are also available for purchase starting at $2.99/episode or $14.99/season. 
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

Already have an Amazon Prime membership? Great! In addition to enjoying Amazon original series, you can also add a Shudder package to unlock all the horror and sci-fi your very dead heart desires.  However, if that seems like overkill, you can also choose to either buy an individual episode or purchase an entire season of the show


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*First Published: Jun 26, 2019, 2:50 pm