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Halloween Movies & Cannabis Strain Pairings

There’s a change in the weather, and the nights are getting longer. It can only mean one thing: the spooky season is upon us. From the endless buckets of candy and rows of jack-o’lanterns to skeleton decorations and scary movie marathons, Halloween is a night that just about everyone can look forward to. And now, you can add one more treat to your Samhain celebrations—some downright creeptacular cannabis strains. 

Scary Movies & Strain Pairings

Jason. Freddy. Pinhead. They’re the classic horror movie figures that pop up during the Halloween season, but they certainly aren’t the only ones. Here, we’re going to give you a list of must-see horror movies and must-smoke Halloween marijuana strains to enjoy with them, so you can pick your favorite genre, lock the doors, and snuggle up for a spooky session.

Psychological Thriller & Skunk #1

The psychological thriller movie genre encompasses a huge range of films–from mind-bending scares to action-filled creep fests. Since you’ll already be on the edge of your seat, the best strain pairing is one with unique flavors and names to heighten your senses. Skunk #1, an indica-dominant hybrid, pairs a skunky aroma with a moderately high THC level of 19%. This means that while you may be engrossed in the twists and turns of the plot, you should still pay attention to just how much you consume of this strain—it can hit hard if you’re not careful.

Creature Feature & Gorilla Glue

Creature Features are some of the earliest forms of horror flicks. Whether the monster is a blown-up primate, a hoard of invading aliens, or a mutant psycho, you need to be ready for that first jaw-dropping appearance. One of our all-time favorite strains is the perfect pairing for this type of film: Gorilla Glue. This indica-dominant strain was bred by crossing Chocolate Diesel and Sour Diesel to give Gorilla Glue a sweet and diesel-like flavor palette. It’s sure to keep you and your senses on the edge of your seat.

Comedic Horror & Lava Cake

There’s nothing like an evening on the couch with a bowl of nostalgic candy treats and your favorite comedic horror movie. Whimsical cannabis strains with chocolate or fruity flavors will pair well with these laugh-out-loud movies. We recommend one of the cannabis community’s favorite cake strains, Lava Cake. With its flavors of sugary fruit and chocolate, this indica-dominant hybrid is sure to pair well with the fun-sized chocolate bars in your stash.

Slasher Flick & Panama Red

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. Pair this horror movie with Panama Red, an earthy strain with sweet, woodsy flavors that are reminiscent of a pungent forest. You’ll be yelling at the on-screen characters in no time at all.       

Paranormal Thriller & Ghost OG

This pairing is an easy recommendation—those spine-tingling jump scares are the perfect partner for Ghost OG. This strain has a massive THC range that starts at a moderately high 18% and skyrockets to 24%. There’s a good reason that Ghost OG packs this kind of potency: it's descended from OG Kush and Afghani indica. Like any good ghost, this indica-dominant hybrid’s sweet citrus aroma makes sure you know it's there before you feel its effects, so start slow and low. 

Halloween Movies & Cannabis

There are so many great movies that make for a great Halloween watch, and it would be impossible to name them all. Ultimately, the best horror and Halloween marijuana strain pairings are the ones you enjoy. Pick up your favorite strain at your dispensary, grab your favorite scary movie, and celebrate the season with cannabis.

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