It was Jerry Garcia’s favorite movie Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein, a 1948 comedy/horror film that says gave him a “general fascination with weirdness” that would fuel his music career.
“There are really weird things in this world,” Garcia said. “I don’t think I knew before I watched this movie, that there are really weird things, and there are people who are interested in it.”The movie that changed my life“In 1995.” That became important to me, and I think I said to myself, On some level, I think I want to take care of weird things. […] It looks fun.”
A preoccupation with the grotesque, the grotesque, the baroque, and the hedonistic – most notably horror films and cannabis – fuels much of my personal passion. The first time I smoked weed was kinda terrifying. I spent most of the evening wandering the streets of Salt Lake City in a paranoid haze of confusion and sensory overload. Overwhelming, wonderful, frightening, and hilarious, my first stoned night awakened me in a deep, primal fascination with the unknown—a fascination that developed into a deep love of both cannabis and horror, and a rare opportunity to write about both for a living.
And the deeper I got into the cannabis industry, the more company I found. Turns out there is a rich tradition for cannabis lovers who have perfected it The art of smoking weed and watching horror movies. Just as “horror” isn’t the only goal of a good horror movie, eating cannabis is about much more than just “feeling good.” If you do it right, horror films and weeds offer similar patterns of catharsis through similar similar realities, and weed’s ability to alter perception can directly enhance the sensory impact of a horror film’s visual and thematic extremes.
And like cannabis, horror has always been an integral part of counterculture, pushing the boundaries of mainstream thought with a powerful political and social advantage that often generates progress.
For those who dare treat themselves to a long, whimsical ride of excitement, goosebumps, laughter, and some seriously wet visuals, here are 13 horror movies to watch during the height of this spooky season.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is director Toby Hopper’s comedy about a family of killer psychopaths from his first groundbreaking film, setting them off in a world of gonzo, heavy visuals, and slapstick slapstick. It’s funny, it’s crazy, it’s hideous, and it has a chainsaw fight between Dennis Hopper and the Avatar series Leatherface. do yourself a favor, sharp roll And watch this thing.
Make no mistake: Mandy is a movie for us sponsors. Nicholas Cage moves into Full Cage as a lumberjack whose wife is kidnapped by a cult in the woods, sparking a heavy metal saga of neon, blood and revenge, with a few psychedelic animated sequences — not to mention the eerie fake advertisement from the creators of “So many chefs— along the way. It all amounts to the most comprehensive and astounding cinematic horror journey in recent memory.
The Shining (1980)
I have a friend who made an annual tradition of getting up, baking, and watching Gloss On Halloween. I can’t categorically recommend it if you’re a fan of this sort of thing, seeing how Stanley Kubrick’s “Modern Horror Masterpiece” is an endless maze of images and ideas – both fantastic and terrifying – that are practically not for one, but multi-views. .
If you’re feeling really adventurous and don’t mind a little recreation and mind-blowing paranoia, then pay attention and watch Room 237, a documentary about the many obsessive and complex fan theories surrounding Gloss, and most believable is that the film is a subconsciously detailed visual essay on American colonization and the genocide of Native Americans — heavy, but totally believable.
one or everyone) from the OG Universal Monster movies
mummyAnd frankenstein brideAnd wolf manAnd The creature from the black lake – Make a selection. Virtually every movie in Universal’s classic Monsters lineup has light, shadow and mood. After seeing a few of these With a dab this year, I can vouch for their ability to wow the utterly quarrelsome scenes with some of the greatest black and white cinematography ever. Most of these devices also run in less than 80 minutes, so it’s low time and worthwhile. If you don’t like black and white movies, it’s because you haven’t watched these movies.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
I had my mind rock-solid the first time I saw this wonderful blend, and I was completely lost in its racy aesthetics, frightening fears, and welcoming laughs. Freddy vs. Jason The visual color palette deviates from the aesthetics of both Friday 13 And Nightmare on Alam Street Series in favor of something that not only works for both the Honorary Slasher Titans but will also engage and envelop the stony scenes. And if you haven’t seen a single Freddy or Jason movie, don’t worry – Freddy vs. Jason As good a place as anywhere to start.
Dracula AD 1972 (1972)
Hammer Horror Productions’ ode to London swing and Vampire schlock is one of several Hammer-Dracula flicks starring Christopher Lee, the greatest cinematic Dracula of all time, according to many horror fans, including yours truly.
Lee set Dracula free on swing London to murder Van Helsing’s descendants, Dracula M 1972 It strikes a winning balance between the Gothic flair now and the mild British feel of the time. It also has a few low-budget entertaining pieces that are a blast to watch as they soar.
a house It’s a Japanese “comedy” horror movie set from the outside world that overshadows any other movie that you might think is the wildest thing you’ve ever seen. Six teenage girls take a trip to an aunt’s house in the country, literally all types of supernatural chaos, and every girl is slowly devoured by the house. Honestly, the many psychedelic nightmarish pleasures in this movie might make it the best high-watch ever.
Most have seen Manhunter, based on the first Hannibal Lecter novel by Thomas Harris, and it’s more thrilling than a horror movie, but these folks didn’t enjoy frequent viewing of that steam-wave joint in the midst of intense indica haze as I have. Released five years ago Silence of the LambsAnd Manhunter It follows another FBI detective, played by William Petersen CSI Fame, hunt down another serial killer with the help of a crazy imprisoned cannibal. The plot will delight all true crime lovers, and its dreamy minimalist visuals and heavy 80’s soundtrack will make Manhunter First Class Couch Lock Film.
I honestly don’t know why this isn’t a bigger deal among horror fans. thirst served fresh, rosemary baby– Takes on the genre of vampires, it focuses on a woman kidnapped by a strange medical cult who believes she is descended from a powerful blood-sucking bloodline. It has everything to make of a high-watch horror, with haunting horror sequences, a hypnotic pace, and gently ultra-violent cinematography. Take your favorite warm blanket Edible With this and let him wash on you.
Robb Zombie Halloween II (2007)
This is one of the most divisive films in horror history. Rob Zombie Takes on Origin Legends Halloween String and throw it into a blender soaked in dirt, and from this moist mush, bake a unique triple meditation on death, generational shock, and local celebrity. In my experience, the things that make this a worthwhile departure from the beloved horror title formula reveal themselves the higher you are when you watch it.
Double Body (1984)
From Brian De Palma, a master of suspense and wet aesthetics, this delightful and deceptively deep 1984 suspense thriller is a satirical takedown of Hollywood exploitation, commerce, and illusion with an entire music video of Frankie going to Hollywood’s “Relax” baked in for good measure. Shoot and have fun, rework the encrypted logo of the movie, Don’t believe everything you see.
The Fog (1980)
Although it’s not quite as popular as John Carpenter’s Wet Horror Classics Halloween And the thingAnd the fog Everything is cool and visually appealing. A nautical ghost story with an exceptional crew and economical use of a limited set of effects, it’s a classic scary thrill ride, ironically ripe for enjoyment under Clear and strong high pressure effect. Get away from the fog!
The Mask of the Red Death (1964)
It’s time to start a new dance…the dance of death! If you’re a horror fan, chances are one of the things that appeal to you is the ability to process real-world trauma through catharsis of this kind. Roger Corman’s loose and impractical 1964 adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s most psychedelic tale, red death mask, She gained so much oomph last year for her New to the topic at the height of the epidemic. It’s strange how a brilliant, colorful and fun drawing of an evil prince, played with demonic grunt by the great Vincent Price, throws a bunker party for his inner circle of the elite as the pandemic ravages people as the foreseeing will be felt in 2021…
…Happy Halloween you guys.
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