They tried to scare us into avoiding them. They tried to warn us that even one was too many…and they were right. We’re hopelessly addicted to horror and we’ve fallen victim to Reaper Madness!
This month at Nightmare on Film Street, we’re puff-puff-passin’ on all those Covid woes to bring you a month-long celebration of stoner horror, grim reapers, and drug-related deaths. Spoiler Alert: Horror is full of them. So, smoke em if you got em, and brace yourself for a 4-week celebration of pushing your limits, expanding your mind, and running with the devil. Drugs have always played a large part in horror. Underage drinking and drug use are two of the biggest no-no’s of the genre, and we all know what happens when you don’t follow the rules….
The editorial team has been hard at work on bringing you write-ups and recommendations of movies you never want to watch while under the influence, as well as movies that you should probably only watch after a few tokes. And I hope it goes without saying that recreational drug use (including alcohol) should be enjoyed responsibly lest you find yourself face-to-face with that big scythe-wielding specter of death. Never forget: You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper.
Join us for a double-duty celebration of grim reapers, dank reefers, and movies that wouldn’t have existed without a little help from drug dealers. Kicking things off this month, Nina Nesseth explains why Death (the character) isn’t the bad guy and Colin Paradine is here to sing the praises of Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in his column Almost Horror. Naturally, we’ll be putting together some *special* 4/20 specific content but on top of that Dave Richards will be explaining why you’ll laugh yourself silly with John Dies At The End (drugs not required) and Mac Jones is taking us to broadway for Reefer Madness: The Musical (drugs definitely required)!
On top of all that, we’re also talking about Stoner Horror cult classics on the podcast and two Stephen King movies that you could argue were written by drugs themselves! Let us know how you plan to spend Reaper Madness Month over on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and in the official Nightmare on Film Street Discord. Not a social media fan? Get more horror delivered straight to your inbox by joining the Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter.