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The Scariest Movies To Watch On Psychedelics

Updated November 9, 2020 492 votes 85 voters 7.7k views46 items

List RulesVote 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 Shining1
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • House2
    25
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    House

    Kimiko Ikegami, Haruko Wanibuchi

    Released1977

    Directed byNobuhiko Obayashi

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  • Eraserhead3
    24
    12

    Eraserhead

    Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates

    Released1977

    Directed byDavid Lynch

  • Jacob's Ladder4
    12
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins

    Released1990

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • Blue Sunshine5
    12
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    Blue Sunshine

    Marcy Hanson, Alice Ghostley

    Released1978

    Directed byJeff Lieberman

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  • Beyond The Black Rainbow6
    11
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    Beyond The Black Rainbow

    Chris Gauthier, Scott Hylands

    Released2010

    Directed byPanos Cosmatos

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  • Videodrome7
    11
    5

    Videodrome

    Debbie Harry, James Woods

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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  • Inferno8
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    Inferno

    Alida Valli, Veronica Lazăr

    Released1980

    Directed byDario Argento

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  • Hellraiser9
    6
    1

    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson

    Released1987

    Directed byClive Barker

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  • The Masque of the Red Death10
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    The Masque of the Red Death

    Vincent Price, Jane Asher

    Released1964

    Directed byRoger Corman

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  • Aliens11
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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Begotten12
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    Begotten

    Adolfo Vargas, Brian Salzberg

    Released1991

    Directed byE. Elias Merhige

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  • Cube13
    5
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    Cube

    Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings

    Released1997

    Directed byVincenzo Natali

  • The Cabin in the Woods14
    8
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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  • Dark City15
    8
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    Dark City

    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1998

    Directed byAlex Proyas

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    #162 of 242 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#114 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

  • Santa Sangre16
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    Santa Sangre

    Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell

    Released1989

    Directed byAlejandro Jodorowsky

  • Oculus17
    7
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    Oculus

    Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff

    Released2013

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    #13 of 15 Horror Movie Endings People Only Pretend To Understand#11 of 75 The Best Blumhouse Productions Movies

  • The Ring18
    11
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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

    Released2002

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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  • Phantasm19
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    Phantasm

    Angus Scrimm, A. Michael Baldwin

    Released1979

    Directed byDon Coscarelli

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    #154 of 553 The Best '70s Movies#42 of 144 The Best Zombie Movies Of All Time

  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man20
    12
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    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Shinya Tsukamoto, Renji Ishibashi

    Released1989

    Directed byShinya Tsukamoto

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  • The Lords of Salem21
    7
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    The Lords of Salem

    María Conchita Alonso, Dee Wallace

    Released2012

    Directed byRob Zombie

  • Apocalypse Now22
    1
    0

    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • A Clockwork Orange23
    1
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    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke

    Released1971

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • Donnie Darko24
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    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Kelly

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  • Enter the Void25
    1
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    Enter the Void

    Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé

    Released2009

    Directed byGaspar Noé