Shrooms

August 16th, 2007







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Plot
3 couples go to Ireland woods to collect magic mushrooms and trip out. On their way they meet some strange...

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 4.7/10 (7,384 voted)

Director: Paddy Breathnach

Stars: Lindsey Haun, Jack Huston, Max Kasch

Storyline
3 couples go to Ireland woods to collect magic mushrooms and trip out. On their way they meet some strange inhabitants of the woods and it doesn't take long until a creepy story is being told at the campfire which might be more than just a story. So strange things happen, people start disappearing, silhouettes move through the woods and the creepy story starts to melt into reality. The horror kicks in along with the effect of the mushrooms.

Cast:
Lindsey Haun - Tara
Jack Huston - Jake
Max Kasch - Troy
Maya Hazen - Lisa
Alice Greczyn - Holly
Robert Hoffman - Bluto
Don Wycherley - Ernie
Sean McGinley - Bernie
Toby Sedgwick - Black Brother
André Pollack - The Dog
Jack Gleeson - Lonely Twin
Mike Carbery - Paramedic
Anna Tikhonova - Mysterious Woman 1
Goranna McDonald - Mysterious Woman 2
Berry Murphy - Lonely Twin's Brother

Taglines: Get Ready to Get Wasted



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 16 August 2007

Opening Weekend: £313,758 (UK) (25 November 2007) (199 Screens)

Gross: $1,849 (USA) (10 February 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Germany: (European Film Market)

Goofs:
Errors in geography: The constant bird sounds in the background throughout the film frequently include the very obvious Red-Winged Blackbird which is not found in Europe, never mind Ireland, where the film is set.



User Review

Slasher trying to be different

Rating: 4/10

Shrooms basically is a Slasher Movie. 3 couples go to Ireland woods to collect magic mushrooms and trip out. Of course on their way they already meet some strange inhabitants of the woods and it doesn't take long until a creepy story is being told at the campfire which of course is more than just a story. So strange things happen, people start disappearing, silhouettes move through the woods and the creepy story starts to melt into reality. The idea of blurring the lines between reality and imagination is quite nice and works after the horror kicks in along with the effect of the mushrooms. Problem is that the pacing of the movie is damn slow and doesn't really pick up much till the end. So I often looked at my watch since it seemed and eternity. Shrooms is not a bad movie, it has some nice modern elements like the typical washed out colors, some nice tripping ideas like a speaking cow mixing in with the classic campfire story and haunted woods themes. Anyway its hard to be sucked into the movie... it tries to be hypnotic with the trippy visuals and permanent uncertainty of reality and imagination. But it just rides that horse too long and too slow... so when you get the ends twist you already might be too sleepy to care. If you want to see a trippy mix of Evil Dead, Blair Witch Project and High Tension go check it out, but don't expect too much action and gore.









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