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Shrooms (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 23 November 2007 (Ireland)
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A group of friends are stalked and murdered whilst looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods.

Director:

Paddy Breathnach

Writer:

Pearse Elliott
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Cast

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

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Taglines:

Get Ready to Get Wasted


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | UK | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Alucinação See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£313,758 (United Kingdom), 25 November 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,849, 8 February 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,849, 10 February 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The location of the old abandoned building is actually an old closed down hospital just outside Killeshandra County Cavan. See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) After one of them hits the goat with a pipe, blood gets splattered on his face. But in the next shot the arrangement on blood on his face is different. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tara: [as Tara looks at a photograph of her and Jake] Someone's got it bad.
Lisa: No, I don't. It was just a... summer thing.
Tara: That's why you're travelling 5000 miles to see him.
Lisa: It's not to see him. I'm here just like the rest of you, you know. See Ireland. Do shrooms.
Tara: Tara, I've known you all my life and I've never even see you take an aspirin.
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Connections

Followed by Shrooms 3D See more »

Soundtracks

Curveball
Written by Patrick McCarthy, Thomas Stampalia, Mick Murray and Lindsey Haun
Performed by Lindsey Haun and The Rig Brothers
Produced by The Rig Brothers
Published by Weaverswayed Music (BMI), Tennessee Grace Music (BMI), Monkey Pox Publishing (BMI) and Haunesty Music (BMI)
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Slasher trying to be different
24 September 2007 | by dschmedingSee all my reviews

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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