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Top 10 Trippiest Scenes From Movies

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Tim Kohut

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Top 10 Trippiest Scenes From Movies
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One of the greatest effects of smoking the ganja is its ability to make just about any form of entertainment, well, more entertaining. Perhaps the greatest weed pairing is a trippy film, something that can dazzle the eyes just as much it stimulates the mind. There are plenty of movies out there that appeal to weed smokers, but which ones are the most visually appealing? The list is endless, so we decided to condense it just a bit. We came up with the top 10 trippiest scenes from movies, just for you. Take a look at what we managed to put together.

Alice In Wonderland: Down The Rabbit Hole

Alice In Wonderland has drawn parallels to drug use, specifically, LSD, since it was originally conceived in 1865 by Lewis Carroll. The 1951 Disney iteration was no different, and despite being a movie geared towards children, the general consensus has been that there are several drug references hidden throughout the film.

The most prevalent is the rabbit hole scene, which has drawn parallels to an acid trip. While we can certainly choose from a plethora of scenes from the movie, the rabbit hole scene remains the most iconic, not to mention the trippiest.

Young Sherlock Holmes Pastry Scene

Young Sherlock Holmes might be the most obscure film on this list, but the 80’s cult classic is definitely deserving of its ranking on this list. Although the movie was rated PG, it did feature some adult themes, as seen in the iconic pastry scene, which featured a number of delicious baked good coming to life.

Obviously, this was the result of intense hallucinations; the very hallucinations Sherlock and Watson were hired to investigate. So despite the movie’s overall innocence and family-friendly, nature it did feature at least one aspect most adults can certainly get into—tripping their faces off.

Batman Begins: Taste Of Your Own Medicine

One wouldn’t typically associate a Batman movie with the word “trippy,” but that’s only under the pretenses that Christopher Nolan ISN’T involved. Nolan’s take on the Dark Knight re-imagined the superhero genre and gave the universe a gritty realism yet to be experienced on the big screen.

One of the main villains of the first film, The Scarecrow, utilized a fear toxin that would make his enemies hallucinate, and see their deepest darkest fears. Perhaps the trippiest scene of Begins, is when Batman uses the Scarecrow’s medicine against him, which causes Dr. Jonathan Crane to envision Batman as a giant humanoid bat, complete with fangs and a foreign black sludge dripping from the mouth.

Definitely some weird and wild stuff.

Requiem For A Dream: The Final Scene

Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem For a Dream remains one of the most haunting and iconic cautionary drug tales, and, at times, one of the trippiest.

Between the riveting score and flashbang drug sequences, Requiem For A Dream has more than enough visually enticing scenes. However, perhaps its trippiest is the harrowing final scene, where all of the main characters meet their horrific fates in a drug-fueled end montage.

This scene will definitely make you think twice about trying drugs. Well, other than pot, of course.

A Nightmare On Elm Street Dream Sequence

Wes Craven’s original horror masterpiece, A Nightmare On Elm Street, remains one of the most iconic films in the genre today.

While the movie has spawned several sequels, as well as an underwhelming reboot, none of the follow-ups have been able to match the sheer horror of the first.

One of the film’s most memorable scenes featured a young Johnny Depp and his ultimate demise by the dream demon himself, Freddy Kruger. Aesthetically, the scene more than qualifies as one of the top 10 trippiest scenes from movies, ever.

Dumbo: Pink Elephants

It should come as no surprise to readers that another Disney movie managed to make its way onto this list. Early Disney movies were definitely weird as hell, and Dumbo was no exception. The scene where Dumbo begins to hallucinate a parade of pink elephants, should without a doubt qualify as one of the top 10 trippiest scenes in movies.

This part of the movie is guaranteed to scare children, and, conversely, serve as an aesthetically pleasing trip-fest to those looking to get a little kooky.

We can’t wait to see what Tim Burton has in store for the live-action remake. Disney may have banned pot in their parks, but definitely not in their movies.

A Clockwork Orange’s Iconic Scene

Stanley Kubrick remains one of the most iconic directors in cinema lore, and it’s safe to say his unique filmmaking style was ahead of its time. His widespread shots and eery use of music could make any scene polarizing, however, it was his strange, perfectionist mind that truly separated his films from the pack.

A Clockwork Orange is perhaps Kubrick’s most well-known movie, and it’s certainly one of his most memorable. Between the strange costumes, phallic-shaped props, and bizarre music, the movie is definitely one of the weirder films of the last few decades.

The above scene, which is one of the movie’s most famous, also happens to be trippy as hell.

Enter The Void

2009’s Enter The Void, which was reportedly the result of director Gaspar Noé tripping on shrooms while watching the 1947 classic The Lady in the Lake, is considered one of the trippiest drug-induced films of the last decade.

While it certainly features its fair share of weird scenes, it’s hard to deny the scene that features the main character, Oscar, tripping on DMT, is by far the film’s trippiest.

Trainspotting: Nightmare Baby

Another heroin-fueled film to add to the list, except this time, Trainspotting falls under the category of a black comedy. The tones might be different but the overall message remains the same—don’t do heroin.

One of the movie’s freakiest scenes involves the movie’s main character. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his battle with withdrawals. During his detox, Renton has gruesome nightmares, which are presented to the viewer in a pretty harrowing manner.

The nightmare baby at the end, which is seen crawling on the ceiling and turning its head around 180 degrees a la The Exorcist, is perhaps one of the most haunting images in recent memory, and definitely one of the trippiest.

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

When it comes to trippy drug movies, it doesn’t get much better than Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas. The cult movie, based on Hunter S. Thompson’s novel of the same name, features one of the most iconic acid-induced scenes ever.

Johnny Depp’s character, Raoul Duke, checks into a Vegas hotel, tripping on acid. Luckily, the viewers get to be a part of the ride, as the movie depicts all of the visuals one typically experiences while using LSD.

The classic scene will forever go down as one of the trippiest scenes from movies.

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