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Pearse Elliott (written by)
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Release Date:
16 August 2007 (Russia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Get Ready to Get Wasted
Plot:
3 couples go to Ireland woods to collect magic mushrooms and trip out. On their way they meet some strange... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Flawed But Fun! See more (111 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)
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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 (as Eva Juel)
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 .... assistant hair stylist
Dave Bonneywell .... special makeup effects artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Tom McInerney .... assistant makeup artist
Ian Morse .... special makeup effects artist
Steve Painter .... special makeup effects artist
Simon Rose .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Clare Kavanagh .... production manager: pick-ups
Carol Moorhead .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Barry .... trainee assistant director
Denis Fitzpatrick .... additional trainee assistant director
Andrew Hegarty .... first assistant director
Alex Jones .... second assistant director
Jonathan Shaw .... third assistant director
Rory Shaw .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Dermot Blighe .... stand-by props
Rory Bruen .... assistant art director
Keith Cullen .... props
Keavy Lalor .... props buyer
Aine Smith .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Peter Blayney .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Andrew Felton .... boom operator
Brendan Geaney .... foley editor
Fionn Higgins .... dialogue editor
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant
Jon Stevenson .... sound designer
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Simon J. Willis .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects supervisor
Kevin Nolan .... special effects technician
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup designer
 
Visual Effects by
Sam Bassett .... digital compositor
Peter Hartwig .... digital compositor
Troels Hoe .... digital compositor
Michael Holm .... digital effects artist
John Kennedy .... digital effects consultant
Alexander Marthin .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick O'Casey .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Gerry Behan .... stunts
Paul Burke .... stunt rigger
Brendan Condren .... stunts
Joe Condren .... stunt coordinator
Niamh Connell .... stunt double
Ken Doherty .... utility stunts
Samantha Heaney .... stunts
Norman Kelly .... stunts
John Sheridan .... stunt rigger
Paul Valentine .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bailie .... additional first assistant camera
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
Tim Fletcher .... electrician
Andy Gardner .... second assistant camera
Mark Maidment .... first assistant camera
Rory O'Riordan .... camera trainee
Kurt Savage .... first assistant camera
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Joanne Bloom .... casting assistant: LA
Rosalie Clayton .... casting: UK
Chuck Dukas .... casting intern
Viktoria Flídr .... casting: Prague
Chris Gehrt .... casting intern
Sinead MacManus .... casting: UK
Dominika Posserén .... casting assistant: LA
Rebecca Roper .... casting: Ireland
 
Editorial Department
David O'Brien .... assistant editor
Shane Woods .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Christopher Benstead .... music editor
Jody Jenkins .... composer: additional music (as Jody K. Jenkins)
Maggie Rodford .... music coordinator
Jane Runnalls .... lead vocals
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
Benjamin Wallfisch .... conductor
Benjamin Wallfisch .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Alan Dixon .... unit driver
Michael Phelan .... transportation
Kenneth Quinn .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Michelle Carew .... assistant production coordinator
Miriam Coleman .... location scout
Karl Daly .... location trainee
Rory Mac Dermott .... production accountant (as Rory MacDermott)
Fionnuala Dorney .... assistant accountant
Mike Hayes .... production assistant
Cathy Mooney .... production coordinator
Dearbhaile O'Hanlon .... location assistant
Brendan O'Sullivan .... assistant location manager
Sarah Power .... assistant to producers
Nic Ransome .... script consultant
Andrew Reid .... head of production: NIFTC
Clodagh Tierney .... location manager
Billie Webster .... post-production accountant (as Billi Webster)
Kathleen Weir .... script supervisor
Lesley Wise .... legal & business affairs
 
Thanks
Ed Clarke .... thanks
 

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Runtime:
84 min | Germany:86 min (European Film Market)
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Errors in geography: Liberty Caps which in the movie occur in a forest/wood are not found there in real life. They're only found on fields.See more »
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References Star Wars (1977)See more »
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25 out of 35 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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