Autumn has arrived, bringing crisp air, falling leaves, and the infamous Pumpkin Spice Lattes. With Tricks and Treats just right around the corner, what better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than to binge-watch some stoner-approved horror flicks? Grab your bowl & candy corn, and let’s dive into the best Horror movies to watch while you’re high. 🔥💨💨
Motel Hell (1980)
You’ve heard of Bate’s Motel, owned and operated by a mother and her loving son. But have you ever experienced the hospitality of the brother/sister-run establishment, Motel Hell? Farm-to-table dining with the finest local & imported unique hand-fed livestock and organically grown fruits and vegetables. Don't forget your wallet, or you'll be neck-deep in harvesting crops to pay the tab.
This 1980 Horror/Comedy starring Rory Calhoun and Nancy Parsons is rated R with a running time of 1hr and 42 minutes. As of the time of the writing of this article, this flick is currently available for free on Tubi TV.
Cat’s Eye (1985)
Released in 1985, Cat’s Eye is an American Film Anthology from the mind of Steven King. Have you ever tried to quit smoking cigarettes? Are you afraid of heights? Have you ever wondered what’s living behind that mysterious hole in the wall?
Directed by Lewis Teague, this movie follows three chilling stories connected through the journey of one nomadic feline. Starring Drew Barrymore, Alan King, and James Woods, this film is rated PG-13 with a running time of 1 hour & 34 Minutes and currently streaming on HBO Max (with a subscription).
1980s Model, Actress, and Rock Video Legend Tawny Kitaen headlines this 1986 Horror flick. A beautiful woman finds herself obsessed with an Ouija board and a young spirit who begins to cause havoc and murder in her life.
Get lost in the history of who is responsible for these mysterious deaths. The running time is 1 hour and 38 minutes. This movie is rated R and currently streaming for free on Tubi Tv.
Urban Legend (1998)
Bloody Mary, The Watcher, The Hook, and Chupacabra are all fascinating and horrifying tales told by the campfire or at late-night sleepovers for generations. In 1998, Urban Legend told the story of a serial killer that uses these horrors of lore to murder his victims in gruesome ways terrorizing students on a college campus.
This Horror/Slasher film stars Loretta Devine, Jared Leto, and Joshua Jackson. The running time is 1 hour and 39 minutes, and is currently available to watch for free on Pluto TV.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Arguably one of the most underrated horror films of the 90s, Stir of Echoes is a hidden gem. Kevin Bacon’s performance lore's you to feel embodied with his character leaving you “hypnotized” and wholly engaged with the story.
A murder, a cover-up, and paranormal activity lead to a secret that was never meant to be unearthed. This haunting ghost story is 1 hour and 39 minutes long, is rated R and is available to watch for free on The Roku Channel.
This 2005 Horror film was adapted from the American Contemporary DC Comic Book Series, “Hellblazer ."John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) is a Paranormal Exorcist and Demon Hunter able to transport between the realms of earth and hell.
He uses his powers to help a policewoman (Rachel Weiss) investigate her sister’s mysterious death. With a star-studded cast and mesmerizing special effects, this movie will have you questioning your reality. Constantine is a Horror/Fantasy classic running about 2 hours long and rated R. A direct sequel is in the works with Keanu Reeves signed on to reprise his role, as well as the original writer and director. Watch the original currently streaming on Netflix.
An American Haunting (2005)
This ghostly tale is not a true story, but it is based on the novel "The Bell Witch: An American Haunting” by Brent Monohan. Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek portray the wealthy parents of a young girl tormented by an invisible entity in Tennessee in 1817.
Creepy clues and puzzling visions reveal dark secrets about their property. 1 hour and 23 minutes long and rated PG-13, you can watch this film on HBO Max, Apple TV, Hulu, or Amazon Prime with a subscription.
Shutter Island (2010)
Not your typical Martin Scorsese film, but Shutter Island takes you on a journey of twists and turns for a mind-bending cerebral experience. This eerie thriller is rated R and runs for 2 hours and 18 minutes.
The phenomenal cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, and Patricia Clarkson. Figure out the twist in this spooky flick with a subscription to Paramount Plus.
Another Stephen King book to screenplay adaptation is the Horror/Thriller "It ."The original film premiered as a made for tv mini-series in 1990, starring Tim Curry and John Ritter. Re-developed and re-launched in theaters in 2017, audiences were filled with nostalgia and fear yet captivated with modern special effects for a jolting supernatural experience.
This movie is rated R with a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. HBO Max & Netflix are currently streaming this film with a subscription. The sequel,” It: Chapter 2," is also available.
Halloween Ends (2022)
It seems that the entire Halloween franchise has something for everyone.
Whichever storyline you prefer, the Michael Myers universe has all the horror to be sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. Fans can look forward to the final film in Blum House’s version either in theatres or streaming on Peacock, October 14, 2022.
What other spine-chilling films would you add to the list?