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The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics 

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Updated February 27, 2019 286 votes 77 voters 6.3k views 24 items

List Rules Vote up the best movies to watch on psychedelics.

Before we get into these suggestions for what to watch on psychedelics, perhaps we should take a moment to remind you that watching horror films on mushrooms, acid, LSD, or any other mind bending drugs can be pretty disturbing. Should you choose to embark on such a journey, please make sure you do so in the company of a group of people you trust, lest your trip go terribly wrong.

That being said, if you insist on continuing down this path, here are a list of scary horror movies to watch on psychedelics, some of which come recommended by others who have actually pulled it off. Here you'll find a list of some of the scariest movies to watch on shrooms, LSD, or anything else for that matter. These films will take you to parts of your mind you may or may not have ever wanted to go.

Again, please use caution and make sure you trip responsibly, as nothing is worse than nightmares that may or may not follow you off the screen.

Vote up the best movies to watch on psychedelics below and feel free to add anything you think is missing. 

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida

Released: 1977

Directed by: Nobuhiko Obayashi

House is a 1977 Japanese horror film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. The film stars mostly amateur actors with only Kimiko Ikegami and Yōko Minamida having any notable previous ...more

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Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk

Released: 1977

Directed by: David Lynch

Eraserhead is a 1977 American experimental body horror film directed by David Lynch. Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend (Charlotte ...more

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The Masque of the Red De... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court

Released: 1964

Directed by: Roger Corman

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Inferno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Alida Valli, Veronica Lazăr, Eleonora Giorgi

Released: 1980

Directed by: Dario Argento

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Blue Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Marcy Hanson, Alice Ghostley, Brion James

Released: 1978

Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

Released: 1986

Directed by: James Cameron

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Videodrome is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg

Released: 1983

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

Released: 1990

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

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Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister

Released: 1979

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

Released: 1987

Directed by: Clive Barker

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Beyond The Black Rainbow... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Chris Gauthier, Scott Hylands, Richard Jollymore

Released: 2010

Directed by: Panos Cosmatos

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Santa Sangre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky

Released: 1989

Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

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Cube is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett

Released: 1997

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

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Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
CuvtixoD added Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Carpenter

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Planet of the Vampires ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov

Released: 1965

Directed by: Mario Bava

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The Crimson Cult is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Michael Gough

Released: 1968

Directed by: Vernon Sewell

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Begotten is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Adolfo Vargas, Brian Salzberg, Stephen Charles Barry

Released: 1991

Directed by: E. Elias Merhige

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

Released: 1998

Directed by: Alex Proyas

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The Lords of Salem is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
María Conchita Alonso, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi

Released: 1989

Directed by: Shinya Tsukamoto

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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut. Five college kids (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, ...more

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Oculus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty

Released: 2013

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Oculus is a 2013 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. A young woman (Karen Gillan) is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and ...more

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