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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Get Ready to Get Wasted


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

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 8 mins) After hitting the goat in the forest, the blood on the van disappears in one shot. 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

References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Close My Eyes
Written by Patrick McCarthy
Performed by The Rig Brothers
Vocals by Jane Runnells
Produced by The Rig Brothers
Published by Weaverswayed Music (BMI)
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Disappointing
8 May 2008 | by LDD_manSee 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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