Shrooms (2008)

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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.
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Horror
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Cast

Max Kasch
as Troy
Sean McGinley
as Bernie
Maya Hazen
as Lisa
Joe Murphy
as Feral Boy
Toby Sedgwick
as Black Brother
Joe Phelan
as Young Lonely Twin
Jack Gleeson
as Lonely Twin
Anna Tikhonova
as Mysterious Woman #1
André Pollack
as The Dog
Mike Carbery
as Paramedic
Goranna McDonald
as Mysterious Woman #2
Jake Allen
as Lonely Twin Double
Berry Murphy
as Lonely Twin's Brother
Peter McMahon
as Black Brother Double
Thomas Creighton
as Bluto Double
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Critic Reviews for Shrooms

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Even casual horror buffs have seen it all before.

Full Review… | February 8, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

[A] half-baked effort.

Full Review… | February 8, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
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.

Full Review… | November 22, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

As perhaps befits a film so concerned with being 'under the influence', Breathnach's hallucinogen-driven giallo turns its very derivativeness into a virtue, confounding viewers with a gleeful overdose of cinematic references.

Full Review… | September 16, 2008
musicOMH.com

Shrooms may seem great while you're under its spell, but once the drugs wear off and you wake up, it fades pretty quickly ... Still, it's not a bad trip while it lasts.

Full Review… | July 4, 2008

Besides a few swell looking shots, this movie is just garbage.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Sin Magazine

Audience Reviews for Shrooms

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 White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

Well that was a waste of time.

vieras esine
vieras esine

Super Reviewer

Couldn't finish it because I had a good idea where the film was going.... I've seen it all before- bad acting, young unlikable/shallow college kid characters, stupid jump scares, camping in the woods, etc. Usually I watch movies like this despite how tragically awful they are, but this time I stopped myself and watched something better. It felt good.

Japes .
Japes .

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