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Shrooms -- Five American college students experience a particularly bad trip while vacationing in Ireland and partaking of the local hallucinogenic fungi in director Paddy Breathnach's tripped-out tale of sex, drugs, and slashers.
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Release Date:
16 August 2007 (Russia) See more »
Tagline:
Get Ready to Get Wasted
Plot:
A group of friends is stalked and murdered while looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Flawed But Fun! See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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
Joe Murphy ... Feral Boy
Joe Phelan ... Young Lonely Twin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stuart Rankin ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Paddy Breathnach 
 
Writing credits
Pearse Elliott (written by)

Produced by
Simon Channing Williams .... executive producer
James Clayton .... executive producer
Gail Egan .... executive producer
Eva Juel Hammerich .... co-producer
Katie Holly .... associate producer
Nina Lyng .... co-producer
Kim Magnusson .... executive producer
Paddy McDonald .... producer
Rebecca O'Flanagan .... associate producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer
Robert Walpole .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dario Marianelli 
 
Cinematography by
Nanu Segal (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dermot Diskin 
 
Casting by
Natasha Cuba 
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
 
Production Design by
Mark Geraghty 
 
Art Direction by
David Wilson 
 
Costume Design by
Rosie Hackett 
 
Makeup Department
Catherine Biggs .... additional hair
Catherine Biggs .... additional makeup
Dave Bonneywell .... special makeup effects artist: Creature Effects
Tom McInerney .... assistant hair
Tom McInerney .... assistant hair: pick-ups
Tom McInerney .... assistant makeup artist
Tom McInerney .... assistant makeup artist: pick-ups
Linda Mooney .... chief hair
Linda Mooney .... chief hair: pick-ups
Linda Mooney .... chief makeup artist
Linda Mooney .... chief makeup artist: pick-ups
Ian Morse .... special makeup effects artist: Creature Effects
Stephen Painter .... special makeup effects artist: Creature Effects
Simon Rose .... special makeup effects artist: Creature Effects
Bill Turpin .... special makeup effects artist: Creature Effects
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Clare Kavanagh .... post-production supervisor
Clare Kavanagh .... production manager: pick-ups
Carol Moorhead .... production manager
Gitte Wahl .... head of production: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Richard Williams .... chief executive: NIFTC
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Agnew .... first assistant director: pick-ups
Keith Barry .... trainee assistant director
Jedda Downey .... trainee assistant director: pick-ups
Denis Fitzpatrick .... additional trainee assistant director
Andrew Hegarty .... first assistant director
Alex Jones .... second assistant director
Paddy McDonald .... second unit director
Kate McLaughlin .... third assistant director: pick-ups
Jonathan Shaw .... third assistant director
Rory Shaw .... trainee assistant director
John Wallace .... second assistant director: pick-ups
Robert Walpole .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Russ Bailey .... construction: pick-ups
Dermot Blighe .... stand-by props
Rory Bruen .... assistant art director
David Byrne .... carpenter
David Byrne .... stand-by carpenter
John Byrne .... art director: pick-ups (as Johnny Byrne)
Jenni Cooney .... graphics: pick-ups
Keith Cullen .... dressing props
Mike Deegan .... construction manager (as Mick Deegan)
Seamus Kelly .... dressing props
Paul Keogh .... carpenter: pick-ups
Keavy Lalor .... production buyer
Monica Liddle .... scenery painter
Aiden McKenna .... carpenter
Dave Peters .... property master
John Purdy .... stagehand
Robbie Reilly .... rigging: pick-ups
Robbie Reilly .... stand-by rigger
Robbie Robertson .... painter: pick-ups
Steven Sherlock .... carpenter
Aine Smith .... art department trainee
Ross Swetak .... trainee stand-by props
Noel Walsh .... props: pick-ups
 
Sound Department
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Peter Blayney .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Corcoran .... additional sound
Jim Corcoran .... sound mixer: pick-ups
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Pat Doyle .... additional boom operator
Pat Doyle .... boom operator: pick-ups
Andrew Felton .... boom operator
Richard Fleming .... additional sound trainee
Paddy Gibbons .... guide adr
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor (as Fionan Higgins)
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Kevin Lawler .... sound trainee
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Jon Stevenson .... sound designer
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Simon J. Willis .... sound mixer (as Simon Willis)
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound (uncredited)
Brendan Geaney .... foley editor (uncredited)
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects floor supervisor: Team FX
Gerry P. Farrell .... special effects technician: Team FX (as Jerry Farrell)
Jimmy Lumsden .... special effects technician: Team FX
Kevin Nolan .... special effects technician: Team FX
Stephen Painter .... special effects technician: pick-ups, Creature Effects
Simon Rose .... special effects technician: pick-ups, Creature Effects
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup designer: Creature Effects
 
Visual Effects by
Sam Bassett .... flame operator: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Thomas Dyg .... flame operator: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Michael Holm .... 3D operator: Nordisk Film Shortcut
John Kennedy .... visual effects previsualization
Rasmus Lange .... flame operator: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Alexander Marthin .... flame operator: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Alexander Marthin .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick O'Casey .... flame operator: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Peter Hartwig .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Troels Hoe .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brendan Condren .... stunt performer (as Brendan Condron)
Joe Condren .... stunt coordinator (as Joe Condron)
Tony Condren .... stunt performer (as Tony Condron)
Samantha Heaney .... stunt double: Lisa/Holly
Norman Kelly .... stunt performer
Amika La Franchie .... stunt double: Lisa/Holly
Ben McCoy .... stunt performer
Seamus O'Doherty .... stunt performer
John Sheridan .... stunt performer
Gerry Behan .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Burke .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Ken Doherty .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Shay Doherty .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Valentine .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christine Ayoub .... camera trainee: pick-ups
John Bailie .... focus puller
Mark Byrne .... clapper loader
Stephen Carthy .... electrician (as Steven Carthy)
Dermot Coleman .... electrician
Sean Corcoran .... additional photography: pick-ups
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
P.J. Dillon .... director of photography: second unit
Gary Donoghue .... rigger
Stephen Doyle .... best boy: pick-ups
John Dunne .... camera grip
Paul Edwards .... additional steadicam operator
Warren Ewen .... gaffer
Eoin Farrell .... clapper loader: pick-ups
Tim Fletcher .... electrician
Andy Gardner .... clapper loader
Andy Gardner .... clapper loader: second unit
Eric Greenberg .... focus puller
Eric Greenberg .... focus puller: second unit
Conor Hammond .... focus puller
Martin Holland .... generator operator
Melissa Kenny .... video assist
Gerry MacArthur .... additional photography: pick-ups
Mark Maidment .... focus puller
Mark Maidment .... underwater photography
Stephen McCarthy .... gaffer: pick-ups
Carlo McDonnell .... electrician
Mike Mooney .... electrician
Liam Moran .... electrician
Richard Nevin .... electrician
Andrew O'Reilly .... clapper loader
Rory O'Riordan .... camera trainee
Eoin Reilly .... trainee grip
Peter Robertson .... director of photography: pick-ups
Shane Robertson .... camera trainee: pick-ups
Pat Ryder .... best boy
Kurt Savage .... focus puller
Paul Shanahan .... clapper loader: pick-ups
Sam Smith .... clapper loader: second unit
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Paul Tsan .... grip: pick-ups
Simon Walsh .... focus puller: pick-ups
Dave Wyatt .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Joanne Bloom .... casting assistant: LA
Rosalie Clayton .... casting director: UK
Viktoria Flídr .... casting director: Prague
Sinead MacManus .... casting director: UK
Dominika Posserén .... casting assistant: LA (as Dominica Posseren)
Rebecca Roper .... casting: Ireland
Chuck Dukas .... casting intern (uncredited)
Chris Gehrt .... casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Hanna .... costume assistant
Helen Kane .... wardrobe assistant: pick-ups
Louise Stewart .... costume supervisor
Louise Stewart .... costume supervisor: pick-ups
 
Editorial Department
Anders Bloch-Rose .... dailies: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Ejvind Bording .... color timer: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Thomas Højmark Pedersen .... dailies: Nordisk Film Shortcut (as Thomas Højmark)
Carina Jensen .... graphic designer: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Sandra Klass .... lustre incinerator grading: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Anders Marker .... arri laser re-recording: Nordisk Film Shortcut
David O'Brien .... assistant editor
Ivan Schmidt .... head of technics: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Per Sidor .... dailies: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Charlotte Sommer .... coordinator: Nordisk Film Shortcut
Mia Bang Stenberg .... coordinator: Nordisk Film Shortcut (as Mia Bang Steenberg)
Shane Woods .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Miriam Coleman .... location scout
Karl Daly .... location trainee
Dearbhaile O'Hanlon .... location assistant
Brendan O'Sullivan .... assistant location manager
Clodagh Tierney .... location manager
 
Music Department
Chris Barrett .... assistant engineer
Christopher Benstead .... music editor (as Chris Benstead)
Ruth Chan .... music preparation
Jody Jenkins .... composer: additional music (as Jody K. Jenkins)
Dario Marianelli .... orchestrator
Patrick McCarthy .... composer: additional music
Maggie Rodford .... score coordinator: Air-Edel
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor: Buick Productions
Nick Taylor .... assistant engineer
Benjamin Wallfisch .... conductor
Benjamin Wallfisch .... orchestrator
Nick Wollage .... music engineer
Jane Runnalls .... lead vocals (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Thomas Carolan .... minibus driver
Anthony Carroll .... transport facilities
Anthony Clarke .... camera truck driver
Jason Clarke .... prop standby driver
James Kelly .... costume truck driver
Thomas Melia .... driver: makeup truck
Eamonn Murphy .... action vehicles
Eamonn Murphy .... transportation captain
Michael Phelan .... driver: mpv
Derek Sweetman .... electrical truck driver
Alan Dixon .... unit driver (uncredited)
Kenneth Quinn .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jake Allen .... double: Lonely Twin
David Bow .... cow wrangler
Kevin Broderick .... catering crew
Claire Broughton .... for: Potboiler Productions
Elsie Brown .... funding programmes manager: NIFTC
Abbie Browne .... for: Potboiler Productions
Michelle Carew .... assistant production coordinator
Thomas Creighton .... double: Bluto
Rafal Cymanski .... catering crew
Guillaume de Chalendar .... commercial affairs: Ingenious Film Partners
Rory Mac Dermott .... production accountant (as Rory MacDermott)
Fionnuala Dorney .... assistant accountant
Eddie Drew .... animal wrangler
Mark Fielding .... accounting: Ingenious Film Partners
Ellen Fraser .... legal & business affairs: Ingenious Media Services Limited
Roisin Gallagher .... optician
Donal Galvin .... tree surgeon
Elaine Gill .... financial services: Anglo Irish Bank
Mike Hayes .... production assistant
James Hickey .... legal services: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Johanna Hogan .... legal services: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Ruth Hunter .... legal services: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Paula Jalfon .... physical production: Ingenious Film Partners
Edie Kahler .... for: Potboiler Productions
Bek Leigh .... for: Potboiler Productions
Tremayne Light .... catering manager
Linda Martin .... head of finance: NIFTC
Millar McCall Wylie .... legal services: NIFTC
Niamh-Anne McCann .... catering crew
Sandra McElroy .... financial services: Anglo Irish Bank
Eileen McKenna .... optician
Peter McMahon .... double: Black Brother
Damian McParland .... legal services: NIFTC
Aoife McRedmond .... financial services: Anglo Irish Bank
Cathy Mooney .... production coordinator
Jane Moore .... distribution: Ingenious Media Services Limited
Hexia Ping .... catering crew
Sarah Power .... assistant to producers
Sarah Power .... production coordinator: pick-ups
Anne Quinn .... production coordinator: NIFTC (as Ann Quinn)
Nic Ransome .... script consultant
Andrew Reid .... head of production: NIFTC
Lorcan Ronaghan .... optician
Cassandra Sigsgaard .... for: Potboiler Productions
Peter Touche .... operations: Ingenious Media Services Limited
Celine Traynor .... unit nurse
Billie Webster .... post-production accountant (as Billi Webster)
Kathleen Weir .... script supervisor
Lesley Wise .... legal & business affairs: Ingenious Film Partners
Susie Wright .... funding programmes administrator: NIFTC
 
Thanks
Jane Barclay .... the producers would like to thank
Naoise Barry .... the producers would like to thank
Eamonn Bowles .... thanks
Teresa Breathnach .... thanks
Elaine Byrne .... thanks
Therese Caldwell .... thanks
Maurice Cassidy .... special thanks
Aneesa Chawla .... thanks
Julia Chun .... thanks
Ed Clarke .... the producers would like to thank
Joni Clarke .... special thanks
Dorothy Cross .... thanks
Michael Cullinan .... thanks
Sean Daly .... thanks (as Dr. Sean Daly)
Mairtín de Barra .... thanks
Cian de Buitléar .... thanks
Eamon De Buitléar .... special thanks (as Éamon De Buitléar)
Patty Detroit .... thanks
Jane Digan .... thanks
Hugh Doherty .... thanks
Padraig Doyle .... thanks
Illona Duffy .... special thanks (as Dr. Illona Duffy)
Graham Easton .... thanks
Pearse Farrell .... special thanks
Noemi Ferrer .... the producers would like to thank
Jason Foran .... thanks
Billy Geraghty .... thanks
Juliet Haun .... special thanks
Dick Kiernan .... thanks
Robert Lazar .... thanks
Roger Leviton .... thanks
Somhairle MacConghail .... special thanks
Alan Maher .... the producers would like to thank
Larry Masterson .... thanks
Brendan McCarthy .... thanks
Brendan McCaul .... thanks
Joan McDonald .... thanks
Laurie McGann .... thanks
Teresa McGrane .... the producers would like to thank
Annette McKenna .... thanks: Sew N'Sew
Leslie McKimm .... thanks
David McMunn .... thanks
Kevin Moriarty .... thanks
Daragh O'Connell .... thanks
Patrick O'Donoghue .... thanks
Olivia O'Flanagan .... thanks
Karen O'Malley .... thanks: Little Bird
Mark O'Rawe .... thanks
Patricia Phelan .... thanks
Seamus Phelan .... thanks
Deirdre Power .... thanks
Marion Quigley .... thanks: Sew N'Sew
Shaun Reddick .... thanks
Karen Rosenberg .... thanks
Matthew Salway .... thanks
James Shirras .... thanks: Ardmore Studios
Deborah Shuwarger .... thanks
Paki Smith .... special thanks
Mary Sorohan .... thanks
Elaine Steel .... thanks
Geordie Tuft .... thanks
Ivana Vrbková .... thanks
Kieron J. Walsh .... thanks
Feidhlimidh Woods .... thanks
Daisy Wu .... thanks
 

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The location of the old abandoned building is actually an old closed down hospital just outside killeshandra county CavanSee more »
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Continuity: (at around 8 mins) After hitting the goat in the forest, the blood on the van disappears in one shot.See more »
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999)See more »
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29 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Flawed But Fun!, 3 December 2007
Author: Mr Saxon from United Kingdom

If you're already high on magic mushrooms and experiencing vivid hallucinogenic images, are the ghosts you keep seeing really there? This is the appealing premise around which Shrooms builds its story and it's a good one.

When a group of American students camping in a remote part of Ireland (a strange choice of location really - once the main characters reach their destination they could be anywhere) begin indulging in the pleasures of shrooms only to start perishing, is it the work of local ghosts... or are they just seeing things? Firstly, I'd like to say that although this movie has flaws - the acting (with the exception of lead actress Lindsey Haun) is only adequate, the characters could have been better defined (you get the jock, the "Jay from Jay And Silent Bob" style stoner, the two bitchy girls and the pretty virgin) and the ending is highly derivative of another, better horror movie - there is still a lot to love about Shrooms.

The main reason that this movie worked for me is down to the direction of Paddy Breathnach. There is a real sense of dread and gloom in some of the scenes, and the way in which the main antagonist is filmed is done very well; whether he's jerkily moving through trees or rising out of murky water. The location is, in itself, a character - a place of shadows, threatening trees and gloomy ponds. Breathnach also manages to convincingly capture the feeling of being out of your head as the camera flickers, or fades in and out of focus as the effects of the mushrooms are felt. In my opinion the later parts of Shrooms successfully come across like a bad trip. There's also a wonderful sequence involving a talking cow that adds humour to the movie and I would have loved to have seen a few more sequences like that. I would go so far as to say that Breathach's direction reminds me of Eli Roth (whether that's a good thing or not is up to you) and that comparison is easier to make due to the similarities between this and Roth's "Cabin Fever" movie.

Having read some of the comments here on IMDb, I'm not sure why so many people are responding so negatively about Shrooms. Yes, it seems to draw from movies such as The Blair Witch Project and Silent Hill for inspiration but, at the end of the day, it entertained me throughout its entire running time. I'd definitely watch it again and would certainly recommend it to other fans of the horror genre.

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