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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Shrooms (2007) - Paddy Breathnach

Shrooms is a movie about a group of Americans that come to Ireland to trip balls. Things go wrong when a girl in the group eats the dreaded Death Cap Mushroom. This is what the movie really centers around, especially when people start popping up dead around her. I think that this movie is unintentionally funny, it has some really laugh out loud parts.

One of the funniest parts has to do with a cow, you would have to see the movie to understand it. The movie is still pretty new and I don't want to spoil anything for you. I will how ever tell you that I actually enjoyed this movie from beginning to just before the end. There are a lot of people out there that think that the movie was ruined by the ending, yet I think that the movie overshadowed its ending. Even though the movie as a whole isn't that good.

The movie has a pretty decent amount of blood, and just the right amount of creepiness. I think that with the right writer and director this movie could of been amazing. Oh, and a better cast. If you are looking for a movie to watch with your friends or a girlfriend/boyfriend. I would recommend picking this one up. I am pretty sure that it will always be available on the rental wall.

I guess that the lesson that the movie tries to put across is, "Stay away from Psychedelics." I am going to go ahead and give Shrooms a 5 of 10. It was better than I expected, that is always a good sign.

Its a cool poster

  • Filmed in Ireland and Denmark
  • You have probably seen the DVD in stores for a while now
  • Think... High Tension


Grey @ The dARk HOurs Horror Podcast said...

This movie is worth renting JUST FOR THE COW SCENE ALONE.

Worth noting is that it is available on Netflix instant watch which makes it easy to get ahold of.

Personally I don't think it is very good, but I do like some of the more surreal elements to the movie which differentiate it from other standard slashers