Shrooms

2008

Shrooms

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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. Upon arriving in Ireland to go camping with their old college buddy Jake, Americans Tara, Troy, Holly, Bluto, and Lisa and their host eagerly set out into the wilderness in search of some magic mushrooms. As the trip starts to take hold and the group gathers around the campfire, Tara begins to wonder if she took too strong of a dose after Bluto goes missing, and she feels as if she's somehow witnessed his death. When other members of the group go missing as well, it begins to appear that someone is stalking the group and taking murderous advantage of their altered state. Could it be that this is just a simple case of hallucinogenic panic, or is there an element of truth to Jake's troubling stories of mutilated bodies and unsolved murders in the Irish countryside? The only way to be certain is for Tara to fight for her life and try to maintain her sanity until the morning sun rises and the reality returns.

Cast

Goranna McDonald
as Mysterious Woman #2
Anna Tikhonova
as Mysterious Woman #1
Mike Carbery
as Paramedic
Jack Gleeson
as Lonely Twin
Toby Sedgwick
as Black Brother
Jake Allen
as Lonely Twin Double
Berry Murphy
as Lonely Twin's Brother
Joe Murphy
as Feral Boy
Peter McMahon
as Black Brother Double
Thomas Creighton
as Bluto Double
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Critic Reviews for Shrooms

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  • Even casual horror buffs have seen it all before.

    Feb 8, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] half-baked effort.

    Feb 8, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • There are some fleetingly beautiful scenic shots and the odd atmospheric moment, but scissorhands editing destroys any suspense as it attempts to hide a very obvious plot twist; this is as boring as listening to anyone's drug story.

    Nov 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Student horror fans may find this worth a giggle, but it's not the nail-biting experience the trailers promise.

    Nov 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • Every element of Paddy Breathnach's Irish slasher movie is so familiar that it feels like a dog-eared horror anthology found down the back of the sofa.

    Nov 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
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  • Scary, trippy and disturbing, although let down by that ending.

    Nov 21, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shrooms

  • Oct 18, 2015
    So dumb...but that's to be expected. At least this movie is entertaining at times lol.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2013
    The Cow: I mean dead fucked.  "Get Ready To Get Wasted" Shrooms is a movie that offers an interesting premise, but by the twenty minute mark, I realized what I really knew all along. It's nothing new. It's the same old, same old slasher, but the characters are going to be on mushrooms. It creates some solid, trippy imagery that will be something of a fond memory of anyone who has ever tripped before, but as far as a movie to watch; it's nothing special.  So a group of friends travel to Ireland to meet up with a friend and go into the woods, camp, and find some magic mushrooms in the woods. The first night out one of the girls eats some mushroom that she shouldn't have. One that had a black dot on the top and goes into a seizure. She doesn't die, but the mushroom gives her the ability to see what she doesn't want to. She can see what's going to happen before it does. Soon it dives into exactly what you knew would happen from the very beginning. It's nothing more than another slasher trying to be the next "cult" hit. I liked the first twenty minutes or so where we were getting to know the characters. The acting was bad, but I expected that so it was no big deal. Also, the movie actually was visually not too bad. It created its atmosphere out of the cloudy, damp Ireland woods setting. Nothing original, but not a bad setting at all.  If you want to watch a movie that is just another slasher because you love slashers, Shrooms may be worth a shot. If you want to see something new and original, it's not here in Shrooms. There's definitely an audience for this out there. You know those guys who love psychedelics love shit that's based off of psychedelics. The only problem is the audience for this particular film isn't that wide ranging.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 17, 2012
    Well that was a waste of time.
    vieras e Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2012
    You need to be on Shrooms to keep up with what's happening, Boring deaths, Worse acting, By the time you know about the twist at the end you lose interest and just wanting it to end.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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