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Halloween Movies & Cannabis Strain Pairings

Sitting down with a bowl of popcorn and a scary movie is a must during the Halloween season. The possibilities are endless with today’s streaming services, so you can pick your poison and your Halloween-themed marijuana strain. Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or enjoying a flick on your own, there are plenty of creative ways to integrate cannabis into your movie screenings.

Check out a few of our recommendations for pairing different Halloween genres with products from your local dispensary. 

Genre: Suspense Thriller

The suspense thriller movie genre encompasses a huge range of films–from mind-bending psychological rides to spine-tingling creep fests. Since you’ll already be on the edge of your seat, choose strains with unique flavors and names to heighten your senses throughout the flick.

Product Recommendations:

  • Skunk #1 - As one of the most classic cannabis strains, you’ll recognize the smell instantly. This indica-dominant hybrid has a mix of sour and earthy flavors.
  • Death Star - An indica-dominant hybrid, Death Star’s aroma is strong, giving a lemony scent with the taste of sweet rubber.
  • Gorilla Glue - This indica-dominant strain is bred by crossing Chocolate Diesel and Sour Diesel to give Gorilla Glue a sweet and diesel-like flavor palette.

Genre: Nostalgia

There’s nothing like crashing on the couch after trick-or-treating, pouring over your candy haul while watching your favorite Halloween classics. Whimsical cannabis strains with chocolate or fruity flavors will pair well with the movies you loved years ago. You can even try your hand at homemade classics like cannabis brownies if you’re feeling especially nostalgic. Just make sure not to over-indulge!

Strain Recommendations:

  • Lava Cake - With a sweet and chocolatey taste, this rare indica-dominant hybrid is sure to pair well with the fun-sized chocolate bars in your candy stash.
  • Pink Lemonade - The name says it all! Pink Lemonade is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that gives sugary and fruity flavors with accents of lemon.
  • Milk and Cookies - This strains vanilla flavor and nutty notes will make you want to wrap yourself in a cozy blanket–especially since it’s an indica-dominant hybrid!

Genre: Slasher Flick

Picture yourself tearing through the woods with your fellow campers, the cool evening air saturated with the scent of pine trees and dirt as you scream your head off. Fortunately, you don’t have to run from a masked serial killer to put yourself in the on-screen stars’ shoes. Grab a vape or flower strain rich in pinene, a terpene known for its earthy, woodsy scents and flavors, and sit back with a bloody slasher film. You’ll be yelling at the on-screen characters in no time at all.

Strain Recommendations:

  • Panama Red - A strain with a long history in the cannabis community, Panama Red has an earthy and sweet flavor.
  • Diamond OG - Diamond OG is an indica that presents the familiar aromas of an OG strain: pine and citrus with diesel undertones.
  • Gorilla Breath - This hybrid strain combines THC, CBG, and pinene to create a unique entourage effect.  

Halloween-Themed Cannabis Strains

If you’re looking for a few cannabis flower recommendations for any spooky gathering, you’re in luck! Seed companies love giving their cultivars interesting names. Here are three of our favorites for this time of year.

Monster Cookies

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

A cute name with a moderate THC content (21%), Monster Cookies is known for its extremely large, dense, and brightly colored buds. It was created by crossing Girl Scout Cookies with Granddaddy Purple, giving it an earthy and fruity flavor with an aftertaste of grapes.


Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Not much is known about this strain and lineage, and there are conflicting reports of the effects a consumer could experience. However, you can generally expect that classic cannabis smell from Frankenstein.  

Durban Poison


Durban Poison is a South African sativa landrace with a high THC content and a popular flavor. Consumers report notes of vanilla, spices, and cream when inhaling this flower. Don’t worry, despite the ominous name it is in fact not poisonous.

If you’re interested in more cannabis, visit your local dispensary and speak with an expert to find which products are right for you.

Recreational Cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.