Horror Films and Weed Pairings to get into the Halloween Spirit
Halloween is just around the corner and for Canadians, there’s an extra special trick-or-treat (though more of a treat, really) this October: the legalization of recreational marijuana on October 17th, 2018! Could it be the new Canadian 4/20?
To prepare for this historical moment in Canadian history and in the spirit of Halloween, the online cannabis dispensary, Cannada Express has prepared a spooky movie list from classics to new cinema releases and the best marijuana strains to smoke for movie watching. These perfect pairings for lovers of horror and weed may be a bit scarier when you’re high and tripping out, so after getting your weed, don’t forget to also grab your blankets and covers to hide beneath!
- Paranormal Activity (2007) and BC Rockstar Kush
This slow but suspenseful documentary style horror flick will keep you glued to your couch–and so will BC Rockstar Kush. Paranormal Activity quickly became a horror fan favourite, its realistic mode of storytelling creating such a fright that many of its first audience members at the theatre actually had to leave the room. A Halloween must-see if you’ve never watched it before, and if you already have, smoking BC Rockstar Kush will give you a sense of paranoia that will make this experience as terrifying as the first!
- Sinister (2012) and Silver Tuna
From the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) brings us this new horror about a man who comes across murders captured on film at his new family home. Like many box office supernatural horror films, this is full of jumpscares, making it a great movie to pair with Silver Tuna. Why? Silver Tuna will give you a sense of euphoria and excitement, allowing you to (hopefully) feel giddy after a few freak outs and jumps as well as build your feelings of suspense!
- Psycho (1960) and Jesus OG
Highly regarded by horror fanatics and film geeks alike, this cult classic by Alfred Hitchcock is one that drags you through a rather suspenseful plot but leaves you thinking Holy sh*t! Don’t sneak yourself a peek of what happens by looking at plot outlines on Google–just grab yourself some Jesus OG, a heavy hitter that will leave you in a state of utter relaxation, roll a blunt and immerse yourself in this black-and-white thriller as the weed takes your mind away from the distractions of life.
- Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and Afghani Bull Rider
If you thought The Grudge (2004) was scary, you’re in for a hell of a ride with Ju-on, the original Japanese version of the supernatural horror that The Grudge is adapted from. It will instill a high level fear in you that many films cannot do nowadays, one so terrifying you’ll need something like Afghani Bull Rider to help relax your nerves and ease your mind.
- It (2017) and King Kong
What better stories to fill your October days with than Stephen King’s, the master of the horror? It (2017) is a film adaptation of one his most regarded novels of the same name originally published in 1986, as well as a remake of the 1990 miniseries featuring Tim Curry as the terrifying clown, Pennywise. The contemporary film version is as chilling as it is fun, directed and shot in a style reminiscent of Goosebumps–just slightly scarier and with some laughs in between. Just like the King Kong strain, sometimes you’ll have a few giggles! But when Pennywise comes around, better take a few tokes to relax!
- A Quiet Place (2018) and Death Bubba
Post-apocalyptic horror has become one of the most dominant forms of horror today thanks to the widespread popularity of tv shows like The Walking Dead and games like Last of Us. A Quiet Place is definitely a gem among the genre. Enjoy this thrilling flick directed by the guy that plays Jim in The Office (US) while smoking some Death Bubba to keep calm–if you can.
- Get Out (2017) and Phantom OG
If you’ve seen the greatness of Key and Peele skits, you’ll understand why this is a no brainer for our top horror films list. This directorial debut from one half of the comedy duo is part horror, part satire, a perfect hybrid just like Phantom OG, which will hit you as hard as the laughs and scares.
- Train to Busan (2016) and White Shark
Zombie movies are usually full of the mindless walking dead. What Train to Busan brings to the table of horror from South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho is a new kind of zombie: powerful, fast, and a different kind of exhilarating fear. Just watching these corpses and the characters trying to escape their doom on screen will give you your own adrenaline rush, so smoke something like White Shark and escape into your high.
- The Wailing/Gokseong (2016) and Grape Ape
A true masterpiece of horror cinema is another South Korean film, this one by Na Hong-jin. A story that combines elements of traditional Korean beliefs pitted against the inevitability of dark forces. The narrative is intricate; from its metaphors to religious references, you’ll need to pay close attention to this one. Smoke up some Grape Ape to relax your mind and lose yourself in all the grim details.
- Halloween (1978) and Purple Sour Diesel
There’s a reason why Michael Myers has remained a cult figure and haunted audiences for so long. The original Halloween film from decades ago was one of the first of many, like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street, to sprout and spread the popularity of slasher films. This one is gonna spook you, so pair this film with Purple Sour Diesel. It’ll hit you hard and quick–and you’ll probably need that intense high watching Michael Myers.
So what are you waiting for? Come grab your weed from Cannada Express online marijuana mail order dispensary and begin October’s ghoulish fun! Not having popcorn with your movies? Don’t worry, there’s also edibles for you to munch on as you spook yourself with these classic and new horror flicks!