Plant Horror Movies for a Spooky Halloween Night
No Halloween invite yet? This halloween, we've found everything from chilly human gorging plants to creepy creepers that wrap their jaws tightly around the rib cage. So, cozy up and dive right in!
Thinking of a spooky scary ride?
Here's our list of movies where the killer is none other than someone living right on your balcony.
List of Plant Horror movies
1. The Crawlers,1990
Authorities can't determine exactly what killed a woman…The answer might even surprise you! While walking through the jungle, two friends Matt and Josie come across a corpse. The investigation soon centers on a locally found industrial plant that uses the woods as a trash heap for dangerous chemical waste. Transforming plants into murderous organisms it becomes clear that the plant's practices have contaminated the trees.
2. Man thing, 2005
Man-Thing is able to void bullets and other weapons easily as he's more veg handed than flesh and bone, but like your typical superhero he possesses the power to control plants and since he's not exactly in a solid physical form, he's able to do wonders.
3. Invasion of the body snatchers, 1978
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by dispassionate alien dupes or as they call it, the Pod people or the body snatchers. These are plant-like aliens, featured in the 1954 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney, the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 1978 remake of the same name, and the 1993 film Body Snatchers.
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4. The Ruins 2008
Enough of plants now we have something to creep you out!
The Predatory Vines are the main antagonists in the 2008 movie The Ruins, sounds familiar? A mysterious species of creeping vine originating from Mexico, growing on an isolated temple.
This movie is based on the book of the same name. From time to time, as the story unfolds someone discovers the temple only to fall prey to the carnivorous vine. Not only this, the Vines have a voice, voiced by Karen Strassman.
5. Journey to the Center of the Earth, 1959
The carnivorous plants are the tertiary antagonists in Journey to the Center of the Earth. Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic! Also called Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, is an American science fiction.
They were large, venus flytrap-like plants which could eat a man's head
6. The Happening 2000
Confused speech, loss of coordination, and finally, suicide! Earth's plant life starts to develop a deadly neurotoxin that is deadly to humans. As shown, the person affected by the neurotoxin will begin to either stop what they were doing before and stand motionless, or repeat a line they were saying earlier until they stop talking. The affected individual will then commit suicide using anything lying around them. The motive is clear: mass murder, so is the driver: plants.
7. Swamp Thing, 1982
The movie has a shambling element, a creature connected to the Green in the DC Universe. Intrigued?
Thought to be the mutated form of scientist Alec Holland, it was later revealed (by Dr. Woodrue from earlier) that Swamp Thing is actually a sentient mass of plant matter.
Swamp Thing is immensely powerful and the upper limits of his strength have yet to be established, he once regenerated himself out of tobacco. On a happy and heroic note, watch Swamp Thing, Swamp Thing is the official protector of both plants and (when deserved) humans.
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We hope you enjoy watching these movies as much as we loved compiling it. And as for where to buy plants, check out Greenkin. Happy Halloween!