Graveyard Shift The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics  

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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
The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more
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Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk
Eraserhead is a 1977 American surrealist body horror film written and directed by filmmaker David Lynch. Shot in black-and-white, Eraserhead is Lynch's first feature-length film, coming after ...more
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House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi, Yōko Minamida
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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The Masque of the Red Death is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court
This film is a 1964 British horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. The story follows a prince who terrorizes a plague-ridden peasantry while merrymaking in a lonely ...more
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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
Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film, written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi and Alida Valli. The ...more
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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn
Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more
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Videodrome is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto in the ...more
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Blue Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Marcy Hanson, Alice Ghostley, Brion James
Blue Sunshine is a 1978 American horror film written and directed by Jeff Lieberman and starring Zalman King, Deborah Winters, and Mark Goddard. The plot focuses on a series of random murders in ...more
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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander
Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. ...more
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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence
Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.
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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
Phantasm is a 1979 American horror film directed, written, photographed, co-produced, and edited by Don Coscarelli. It introduces the Tall Man. He is opposed by a young boy, Mike, who tries to ...more
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The Crimson Cult is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Michael Gough
Curse of the Crimson Altar is a 1968 British horror film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Christopher Lee, Boris Karloff, Barbara Steele and Mark Eden. The film was produced by Louis M. ...more
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Santa Sangre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky
Santa Sangre is a 1989 Mexican-Italian avant-garde Horror film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and written by Jodorowsky along with Claudio Argento and Roberto Leoni. Divided into both a ...more
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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George
Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, ...more
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Beyond The Black Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Chris Gauthier, Scott Hylands, Richard Jollymore
Beyond The Black Rainbow is a 2010 Sci-Fi film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos.
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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more
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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox
The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more
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The Lords of Salem is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
María Conchita Alonso, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison
The Lords of Salem is a 2013 independent horror film written, produced and directed by Rob Zombie, and starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Judy Geeson, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, ...more
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Oculus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty
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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Begotten is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Adolfo Vargas, Brian Salzberg, Stephen Charles Barry
Begotten is a 1990 American experimental horror film, written, produced and directed by E. Elias Merhige. The film deals with the story of Genesis, re-imagining it. The second film of the ...more
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Cube is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett
Cube is a 1997 Canadian science fiction psychological horror film, directed and co-written by Vincenzo Natali. The film was a successful product of the Canadian Film Centre's First Feature
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Planet of the Vampires is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ivan Rassimov
Planet of the Vampires is a 1965 Italian/Spanish science fiction horror film directed by Mario Bava. The film stars Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell. The screenplay, by Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, ...more
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Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
CuvtixoD added Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason
Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter. The film is the second installment in what Carpenter calls his "Apocalypse ...more
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Tetsuo: The Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies to Watch on Psychedelics
Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi, Tomorowo Taguchi
Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. It is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in ...more