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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tara
... Jake
... Troy
... Lisa
... Holly
... Bluto
Don Wycherley ... Ernie
... Bernie
... Black Brother
André Pollack ... The Dog
... Lonely Twin
Mike Carbery ... Paramedic
Anna Tikhonova ... Mysterious Woman 1
Goranna McDonald ... Mysterious Woman 2
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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Get Ready to Get Wasted


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23 November 2007 (Ireland)  »

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Alucinação  »

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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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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

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. 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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References Leprechaun (1993) See more »

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Speak to Breathe
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Written and Arranged by Patrick McCarthy
Performed by Jane Runnalls
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Disappointing
8 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw the advert for "shrooms" and instantly wanted to see it so i rented a copy. I think the real clincher that will get this film an audience is the fact that it brings the drug element into a horror. I was hoping for a very trippy film that was so messed up you don't know whether to scream or rewind and rethink.

Unfortunately "Shrooms" goes for the premonition approach. After taking a bad shroom, Tera the main girl starts "seeing things". I just thought from that point on i'd seen it all before. I was right. Most of this film is simply people walking around, looking for something with a scared look on their face. The whole back story seems to be a relatively regurgatated camp fire tale that is used in most films "a bad house, kids are abused, one messed up kid left"- come on this just isn't scary.

Admittedly the ending is clever, but again not the most original.

The potential this film had is wasted on what seems to be a boring storyline. Not much trippyness or edge of your seat tension, just another B-grade horror.


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