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We Got the 420 on Movie Night! Spark Up With These Stoner Faves

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After the last few years, people need to unwind, relax and laugh a little. Today is a perfect time. Yes, 420 is upon us, and what character archetype has become such a lynchpin in the genre as the good ol’ stoner. So, in celebration of this day, we’d like to reminisce over seven stoners and their green vices displayed in horror films (and their parodies)!

 

SCARY MOVIE 2

What happens when a joint smokes you? Shorty from “Scary Movie 2” finds out in this hilarious scene from the horror movie parody. I guess you could call it a “sploof” spoof. Keenan Ivory Wayans directs this 2001 send-up of horror movies which includes a cameo by Tim Curry.  If you’re in the mood for some visual gags, mockery of the genre, or just snacks and giggles, this cult comedy classic will spark up some fun.

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LEPRECHAUN IN THE HOOD/BACK 2 THA HOOD

The Leprechaun franchise started in the mid-west, went to Las Vegas, and even Space! Where else to go for our diminutive imp with a hunger for his gold from there than in “Tha Hood.” While there, how could he resist smoking a bowl of something other than lucky charms. While not the strongest entries in the franchise, these two LEPRECHAUN movies do have their laughs, and the titular monster smoking up with none other than Ice-T in LEPRECHAUN IN THE HOOD!

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LEPRECHAUN IN THE HOOD/BACK 2 THA HOOD

 

FRIDAY THE 13th (2009)

The reboot of the popular slasher franchise often gets overlooked despite so much fun to be had. It has a classic set-up of Jason Voorhees (Played by Derek Mears) stalking and killing trespassing teens in the Crystal Lake area, moving from his ‘bag-head’ look from PART II to the hockey mask we all know and love. But these teens aren’t just trespassing on his campsite… but on an unbelievable amount of Crystal Dank growing on the premises! It’s not elaborated on whether it grew naturally or Jason really got into farming hemp, but if he wanted a way to lure teens to him to kill, well…

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FRIDAY THE 13th (2009)

 

IDLE HANDS

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Finally, a movie about the dangers of Marijuana… and how a lazy stoner lifestyle could get your ‘idle hands’ possessed by demons! Maybe. The late 90’s horror-comedy has since garnered a bit of a cult following, and rightfully so with the sheer amount of laughs and bloodshed. Featuring everybody from Seth Green, to Jessica Alba, to Vivica A. Fox, to The Offspring, including frontman Dexter Holland, getting his scalp ripped off!

Idle Hands Blu-ray (Collector's Edition)

IDLE HANDS

 

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

When going to an isolated location on potentially cursed land, especially directly on 420, it’s always good to bring a stoner. It might just save your life! This entry deserves a particular highlight to Marty Mikalski, resident stoner or “Fool” needed in the sacrifice/ritual involving a mass conspiracy, ancient gods, and an unleashed family of zombie redneck torturers. But Marty’s use of Mary-Jane ends up saving his life, when it turns out his special stash makes him immune to the chemicals being used by the conspiracy to manipulate the group into getting slaughtered, and his paranoia about being watched proving all too true. And who could forget his badass telescoping coffee bong!

Cabin in the Woods Coffee Mug Bong - Thrillist

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

 

STAR LEAF

With the tagline “Some highs are out of this world,” you know this movie offers something different. Let’s see, hikers stumble upon an entire grove of the Devil’s Lettuce and anger the growers who happen to be from another planet. Well, if that doesn’t get you excited for this 1 hr. 17 min. epic, maybe the below trailer will:

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REEFER MADNESS

The original stoner “horror” film about the chaos and death that can ensue if you smoke marijuana cigarettes! Yeah, really… This 30’s era propaganda is well-deserving of mockery today, but it is rather interesting to see what ‘horrors’ were, and sadly in some cases and people are, associated with weed. Such fears as violence, memory loss, screaming, insanity, murder, and playing piano ridiculously fast.

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REEFER MADNESS

So, if you want to spend your 420 with some laughs and scares to go with your sativa, give these movies a watch!

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‘Margaux’ Trailer Traps Guests in a Killer Smart Home

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Margaux

Margaux is the ultimate smart home that might also be the ultimate killer. Director Steven C. Miller of Silent Night and First Kill fame brings this techno-thriller to another level. The insanely smart home has all sorts of bells and whistles like walls that are made entirely from 3D printers. Meaning the walls themselves can create anything you desire all around you. Of course, this also means the smart house gone bad can create anything it desires in order to kill you.

The synopsis goes like this:

What Margaux wants, she gets. As a group of seniors celebrate their final college days at a smart house, the house’s highly advanced AI system, Margaux, begins to take on a deadly presence of her own. A carefree weekend of partying turns into a dystopian nightmare as they realize Margaux’s plans to eliminate her tenants one way or another. Time begins to run out as the group desperately tries to survive and outsmart the smart home.

Margaux arrives on digital beginning September 9.

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Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘Raven’s Hallow’ Trailer Sees the Young Writer Solving Crimes of the Occult

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Hallow

Edgar Allen Poe’s upcoming Raven’s Hallow is a Shudder exclusive that is based on the young writer’s tales from when he was still stationed at West Point. So, we will see one of his stories that were inspired during his time as a cadet.

The synopsis for Raven’s Hallow according to Deadline goes like this:

Set in the autumn of 1830, Poe and four other cadets are on a training exercise in upstate New York when they come across a man eviscerated on a bizarre wooden rack. His dying words direct them to a remote rural community, holding sinister secrets. Determined to get to the bottom of the murder, Poe embarks on a quest that will bring him face to face with a terror that will haunt him forever.

Raven’s Hallow stars William Mosely as young Poe with William Moseley stars as Poe with Melanie Zanetti, Kate Dickie, David Hayman, Oberon K. A. Adjepong, and Callum Woodhouse.

Raven’s Hallow arrives on Shudder beginning September 22.

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‘The Ring’ Comes to Blu-Ray Steelbook Complete With VHS Slipcase Design

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Ring

Japan’s entry into J-Horror with Ringu was one of the best that there has ever been. When America decided to do a remake, I can still recall a lot of people being upset that it wouldn’t measure up. However, Gore Verbenski’s dark portrait was nearly a better film than the original. From its ominous start to shocking finish The Ring was effective around every corner. 20 years later folks can still appreciate Verbenski’s film and in order to celebrate the film turning 20 we are getting a cool steelbook blu-ray for the film.

The steelbook comes with an awesome VHS design slipcase. Inside the steelbook is made of static and the iconic scene with Samara and the well.

The synopsis for The Ring goes like this:

It sounds like just another urban legend — a videotape filled with nightmarish images leads to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery.

Verbinki’s film is genuinely scary and it entirely deserves a 20th anniversary release. It is a film that has managed to stay in the conversation when horror films are being discussed. It still manages to get heavy play during the Halloween season on AMC. Rightfully so.

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You can pick up your copy of The Ring’s special edition beginning October 18.

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