It’s October, which means we think it’s time to acknowledge the peculiar magic that happens when the world of weed collides with the world of horror literature. That’s right, nerds. We’re talking books and weed. You’re welcome.
Picture this: you’re sitting by the fire, your pumpkin-scented candle flickering ominously, and the leaves outside your window whispering secrets only they understand. You take a deep inhale of that sweet, pungent herb, and suddenly, the shadows in the room seem to dance with malevolent glee. Each page you turn takes you deeper into a world where the mundane blurs with the supernatural, and you can’t help but wonder if that creaking floorboard is just your imagination—or something far more sinister.
In this intoxicating blend of cannabis and horror literature, we’ll explore chilling tales that will make your heart race and your mind wander into the deepest, dank-est corners of the unknown. From sinister strains to spooky strains of thought, we’ve curated a collection that will have you questioning reality, your own sanity, and perhaps even your choice of late-night reading material.
So, my fellow thrill-seekers, grab your favorite bong, roll a joint, or prepare your edibles; whatever your preferred method of elevation, because we’re about to embark on a literary adventure that’ll leave you both delighted and spooked. As the nights grow longer and the pumpkins grow plumper, it’s time to immerse yourself in the world of “Cannabis and Horror Literature: A Fall Reading List.” Just be sure to keep the lights on, and perhaps an extra stash on hand—for safety, of course. After all, you never know when a story might become a little too real…
“Dracula” by Bram Stoker
Paired with: OG Kush
Transport yourself to the eerie Carpathian Mountains with OG Kush, a potent indica strain. As you read about the infamous Count Dracula, let this strain’s calming effects ease you into the dark and mysterious world of vampires. Just be sure to keep some garlic nearby, just in case.
“The Shining” by Stephen King
Paired with: Jack Herer
Jack Herer, a Sativa-dominant strain, is ideal for diving into the haunted corridors of the Overlook Hotel. As you follow Jack Torrance’s descent into madness, the cerebral effects of Jack Herer will have you questioning your own reality. Remember, all work and no play makes for a dull autumn!
“Bird Box” by Josh Malgerman
Paired with: Blue Dream
Blue Dream, a hybrid strain, will help you empathize with Malorie as she navigates a world where simply looking at something can drive you insane. Let the high soothe your nerves as you share in her tense journey, and maybe even put on a blindfold for added effect.
“Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Paired with: Marigold Mystique
Marigold Mystique, an exotic indica strain, complements the Mexican setting of this gothic horror masterpiece. Allow the rich flavors to transport you to the eerie mansion of the Doyle family and its dark secrets. Just be prepared to confront the chilling supernatural forces that await.
“Lovecraft Country” by Matt Ruff
Paired with: Alaskan Thunder Fuck (ATF)
Alaskan Thunder Fuck, a strain known for its trippy and cerebral effects, is the perfect companion to the cosmic horror of Lovecraft Country. As you journey through a Lovecraftian landscape of monsters and madness, let the strain’s dreamy qualities enhance your perception of the otherworldly.
“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson
Paired with: Ghost Train Haze or Northern Lights
For a novel that’s both terrifying and subtly humorous, you’ll want Ghost Train Haze, a hybrid strain that balances relaxation with euphoria. As you explore the eerie occurrences at Hill House, let the strain’s ghostly vibes come, but beware of the hidden horrors lurking within its walls.
Or, if Ghost Train Haze isn’t your thing, embrace the classic haunted house story with Northern Lights, an Indica strain. Its relaxing and sedative properties will help you sink into the chilling atmosphere of Hill House, making for a truly immersive experience.
“House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski
Paired with: Blue Mystic
Dive into the labyrinthine narrative of “House of Leaves” with the help of Blue Mystic, an Indica-dominant strain. This strain’s calming and introspective effects will assist you in navigating the mind-bending layers of this unconventional horror novel.
“The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James
Paired with: Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel, a popular sativa strain known for its energizing effects, is perfect for staying alert while reading about the eerie happenings at Bly Manor in “The Turn of the Screw.” Let its cerebral buzz enhance the suspense.
“American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis
Paired with: Green Crack
Green Crack, a sativa strain known for its energizing and euphoric effects, pairs well with the dark satire of “American Psycho.” Stay sharp and engaged as you explore the disturbing world of Patrick Bateman.
“The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty
Paired with: White Widow
White Widow, a hybrid strain, offers a balanced high that complements the intense and suspenseful nature of “The Exorcist.” Dive into the battle between good and evil while feeling relaxed and focused.
“Coraline” by Neil Gaiman
Paired with: Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express, a hybrid strain with an uplifting and creative buzz, adds an extra layer of whimsy to Neil Gaiman’s eerie tale. Immerse yourself in Coraline’s world, where buttons replace eyes, with a cheerful and imaginative high.
“Hell House” by Richard Matheson
Paired with: Hell’s OG
Step into the terrifying realm of “Hell House” with the appropriately named Hell’s OG, an Indica strain known for its relaxing and sedative effects. Let the strain soothe your nerves as you explore the malevolent forces within Belasco House.
“The Silence of the Lambs” by Thomas Harris
Paired with: Cannatonic
Cannatonic, a hybrid strain with balanced CBD and THC levels, is ideal for immersing yourself in the psychological horrors of “The Silence of the Lambs.” Maintain clarity and focus while delving into the mind of Hannibal Lecter.