Halloween is right around the corner and the Stoner Things team doesn’t want your night to be a bust. We’ve already come up with some great ideas for stoner costumes and brainstormed the best stoner Halloween candy. But now we get on to the blood and gore; what is the perfect high flick to watch on Halloween night?

We talked about it and agreed the right movie needs to have plenty going on visually while also being terrifying. There was lots of discussion, some fistfights and then some bromantic apologies, but we finally came to an agreement. Here are five movies that span from 2004 to 2012 and should cover the spectrum of the stoned horror genre. With that being said, this list is for the fear-loving potheads out there. Enjoy!

1. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Drag Me To Hell

“Drag Me to Hell” is the ultimate Halloween stoner movie that promises a wickedly entertaining high. Directed by Sam Raimi, the genius behind “Spider-Man,” this thriller is a rollercoaster of thrills and chills, spiced up with Raimi’s trademark blend of humor and horror. The plot revolves around a cursed protagonist, played by Alison Lohman, who’s plagued by demonic minions and nightmarish visions. It’s this surreal mix of chaos and laughter that makes it a perfect choice for a stoned audience looking for some spine-tingling fun. With “jump out at you from a corner” scares and masterful cinematography, your stoned senses will be treated to a visual feast. For the ultimate experience, pair it with a high-quality sativa that’ll keep you stimulated and golden throughout. So, roll a joint, sit back, and let “Drag Me to Hell” take you on a Halloween high that’s equal parts laughter, screams, and visual marvels. It’s an unforgettable spooky joyride that’ll leave you craving more.

Watch the trailer here.

2. Hard Candy (2005)

Hard Candy

Hard Candy is an intense drama featuring mostly two characters only; the prominent Ellen Page (Inception, Juno, Super) and equally strong Patrick Wilson (Insidious, Watchmen, Angels in America). This is before you knew either of them though; Page was a teenager and Patrick Wilson had yet to have a major role in any big blockbusters. Page plays Hayley, a precocious 14-year-old who at the beginning of the film meets Wilson’s Jeff, a 30-year-old photographer who chatted her up online and has promised to wait for her to be legal before he does anything with her. What follows is a twisted series of mind games as you struggle to figure out who is telling the truth and who you should identify with. The vibrant use of colors will keep you engaged early on, but once the plot really gets going you’ll be too absorbed to even get distracted. Great for a good indica-dominant hybrid.

Watch the trailer here.

3. Paranormal Activity (2007)

Paranormal Activity

Alright, yes it’s been out since 2007 and yes there are already three sequels to the hit Paranormal Activity. All you need to know is that a demon is following the chick and there’s about an hour and a half of doors slowly moving and sounds happening. The last few minutes, however, are very climactic and intense, so if you watch this with a strong indica you can time it out so you’re coming down from a relaxing high right as the demon starts getting nuts.

Watch the trailer here.

4. The Grudge (2004)

The Grudge

Another older movie, The Grudge is still great for people who enjoyed The Ring. The plot is negligible; blah bah Buffy is in Japan, blah blah scary things ensue. Terror will mount though as you see the creepy ghosts chase people down and jump out from corners, and your heart will be hammering the whole time. We’d say a sativa-dominant hybrid for this one.

Watch the trailer here.

5. Sinister (2012)


Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Daybreakers) and Juliet Rylance (Frances Ha) star in Sinister. Hawke is a true-crime writer researching a new case; he moves his wife and children into a house that was the murder scene of a brutal family hanging years earlier, hoping to find a clue to unravel the mystery. While Sinister starts out slowly, the story keeps things going and soon enough you’ll be shuddering in ways that The Ring and Insidious had you scared. Lots of supernatural conflicts from angry spirits combined with a stubborn protagonist are always entertaining. Go with a sativa-dominant hybrid on this one.

Watch the trailer here.

6. Cabin In The Woods

cabin in the woods scary movie

“Cabin in the Woods” is a horror movie that’s a must for your Halloween stoner movie night. It takes the classic ‘cabin in the woods’ setup and twists it into something mind-bendingly unique. With a plot that keeps you guessing at every turn, you’ll find yourself dissecting its mysteries as you ride your high. Jump-scares and humor blend seamlessly, making you jump out of your seat one moment and burst into laughter the next. The visual effects and bizarre creatures are a treat for your stoned senses, and the film’s clever, meta approach to the horror genre will keep you and your friends engaged in deep discussions long after the credits roll. So, grab some sativa-dominant hybrid, roll a joint, and prepare for a Halloween trip you won’t soon forget with “Cabin in the Woods.”

Watch the trailer here.

7. Candyman

candyman movie

“Candyman” is your ideal Halloween horror pick for a spooked-up stoner experience. This supernatural thriller breathes life into a bone-chilling urban legend, blurring the lines between reality and the supernatural, ensuring your stoned mind remains delightfully perplexed. The movie’s eerie setting and haunting score create an atmosphere perfect for your elevated senses. Tony Todd’s iconic portrayal of the titular character will leave you awestruck and sent shivers down your spine. Beyond the scares, “Candyman” delves into thought-provoking social issues, making it an intriguing conversation starter during your high discussions. The captivating cinematography and visual aesthetics come to life in a whole new way when you’re stoned. With a good indica-dominant hybrid or a mellow strain, you’re set for an extra spine-tingling experience. So, grab your chosen strain, set the mood, and get ready for a spine-tingling journey into the unknown with “Candyman.”

Watch the trailer here.

8. Mandy

“Mandy” (2018) is the quintessential Halloween high movie that’s a wild psychedelic ride for stoners. Its trippy, mind-bending visuals, bathed in neon-lit surrealism, will have you in awe as your stoned senses soak in every hallucinatory sequence. Nicolas Cage’s unhinged performance fits perfectly with your elevated state, and he unleashes a torrent of craziness that’s a perfect match for this dark, atmospheric horror. Add in a haunting heavy metal soundtrack by the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, and you’ve got an audio-visual experience that’s pure bliss for the stoned soul. “Mandy” is a tale of vengeance laced with supernatural twists, making it a gripping narrative for your Halloween high. For this one, grab a comfy spot, roll a joint, and let “Mandy” take you on an otherworldly stoned adventure that you won’t soon forget.

Watch the trailer here.

9. Midsommer

“Midsommar” is a must-watch daylight horror film for your Halloween stoner session, designed to leave your high mind delightfully dazed. Its striking aesthetics, set amidst a sun-soaked Swedish summer, are a visual feast that’ll mesmerize your stoned senses. The movie delves into the unsettling world of a rural cult’s bizarre rituals, offering an eerie and captivating story that’s perfect for a stoned audience. “Midsommar” isn’t your typical jump-scare fest; it’s a psychological horror masterpiece that delves deep into complex character dynamics and mind-bending elements. As a slow-burning, atmospheric horror, it gradually cranks up the tension, keeping you engaged throughout. If you enjoy dissecting symbolism and subtext, “Midsommar” has plenty to offer for your high-deeper-thought discussions. Grab a quality sativa or hybrid strain, light it up, and immerse yourself in the sunlit horrors of “Midsommar” for a Halloween high that’s as mesmerizing as it is unsettling.

Watch the trailer here.

10. The Tripper

halloween movies to watch stoned

“The Tripper” is the ultimate Halloween stoner movie, promising a unique blend of hilarity and spine-tingling fun that’s tailor-made for your high. It’s like a rollercoaster ride for your emotions, expertly mixing comedy and horror to keep your stoned self both laughing and leaping out of your seat. Beyond the scares and laughs, this film’s clever political satire adds a layer of intrigue, making it a conversation starter for those high-deeper-thought moments with your friends. With gory, over-the-top kills that’ll have you in stitches, and psychedelic, visually stunning sequences that’ll captivate your high senses, “The Tripper” is designed to entertain in the quirkiest way possible. As a title that nods to the stoner culture, it’s a perfect choice for your Halloween high, and it pairs well with any quality strain you prefer. So, roll up a joint, get comfortable, and get ready to be amused, amazed, and utterly entertained with “The Tripper.” It’s a Halloween high that’s destined to become a memorable tradition.

Watch the trailer here.

And that’s our list for the best scary stoner movies for Halloween 2013! If you have a different perspective or want to leave some feedback, comment below or head over to the Join Stoner Things page to become a member of our community!


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