Shrooms (2007)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Horror, Mystery


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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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23 November 2007 | kevin_crighton
5
| standard slasher movie, with a twist
Shrooms boiled down to its basic level, is your standard slasher movie.

A group of young people head off into a forest in Ireland, to sample the magic mushrooms to get high. While there, they learn of a ghost story involving a local school for boys, run by monks, where young boys suffered horrible fates at the hands of the black-robed monks. Soon, the teens are being stalked in the wood by a black-robed figure...

The twist here is that because they have taken magic mushrooms, and are on a high from them, they can't quite be sure if it's all real or not....

It's that twist in the proceedings, that makes the difference here. Without it this would just be your basic, standard slasher movie. However, like most other slashers sadly it's not really scary. It does have a couple of jump shocks as things loom into view and such, but there's not really a scary atmosphere to the movie.

The cast do okay, although the characters are a bit clichéd. The script does it's job, but the director, Paddy Breathnach does well with the material.

However..... what saves the movie is the ending, which I liked. Not the most original it has to be said, but a good one.

It's nice to see a horror movie from Ireland for a change, even if most of the cast are American, although I wish they had made a better one. It's not the worst of the horror movies this year, but sadly it's not one of the better ones.

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Release Date:

23 November 2007

Language

English


Country of Origin

Ireland, UK, Denmark

Filming Locations

Gosford Forest Park, County Armagh

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,849 10 February 2008

Gross USA:

$2,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,998,560

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