Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shrooms (2006)

Synopsis: A group of wily youngsters venture to Ireland to trip out on shrooms.

Like(s): It was unexpected. Read into that how you will. Perhaps my expectations were already quite low since I hadn't heard of this movie before. It was visually stunning, sprinkled with creepy scenes, and the acting was decent.

Dislike(s): The twist with the Final Girl was just okay, nothing mind-bending. Some of the POV stuff was lame.

Candidate For Omission: Yes.

Also Try: Timber Falls.


  1. I thought this was a serious piece of shit, and was a shameful example of how the Irish film industry works. The film is essentially a propaghanda piece for the fact that 'magic mushrooms' were made illegal a few months before this went into production.

    The director should know better, but he openly admitted he was trying to cash in on the American horror market. Shame on you, sir.

  2. Johnny - Hence my feeling that this is a candidate for omissions! Thanks for the interesting story behind the film.

  3. No worries, I guess I just have a beef with most Irish horror films that get actual funding, seeing as there is a decent amount of talent in the underground. But hey, thats the way of the world!

  4. Johnny - I am not familiar with any good Irish horror films. Could you make some recommendations?

  5. I can name only one that comes to mind that I thought was decent, Isolation. It takes it's inspiration from Alien, which is no bad thing in my books. Avoid Boy Eats Girl at all costs!

  6. Isolation has been placed in position #4 in my Netflix queue. Thanks!