Friday, August 2, 2013

Shrooms (2007)

Number Rolled: 35
Movie Name/Year: Shrooms (2007)
Genre: Horror
Length: 84 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Writer: Pearse Elliott
Actors: Lindsey Haun, Jack Huston, Max Kasch, Maya Hazen, Alice Greczyn, Robert Hoffman, Don Wycherley, Sean McGinley, Toby Sedgwick, Andre Pollack, Jack Gleeson, Mike Carbery, Anna Tikhonova, Goranna McDonald, Berry Murphy, Joe Murphy, Joe Phelan, Stuart Rankin

Five friends meet up in Ireland with a sixth. Together, they go camping in order to harvest some “magic mushrooms.” Tara finds the wrong kind of mushroom, a deathcap, and accidentally overdoses on it. After someone gives her CPR, she begins to have premonitions of an evil force taking out her friends.

This movie seriously creeped me out. Not because it was fantastic or the story was all that amazing, nothing that simple. Throughout the entire movie I was having a horrible time with déjà-vu. I remember seeing everything I saw past the twenty minute mark, but I can’t remember seeing the movie. It’s actually really bothering me. This is not the kind of movie I would seek to watch for reasons other than this blog. The Netflix blurb makes it seem way too run of the mill. I’ve decided to assume I caught it on cable once upon a time and move on, but I’m still creeped out.

The problem is, the Netflix blurb isn’t wrong. This movie is very run of the mill. If it weren’t for my aforementioned personal experience, it would have left absolutely no impression on me. Come to think of it, that statement alone is kind of proved by that aforementioned experience.

I wouldn’t blame the actors, they were just fine. Unfortunately, the story was pretty much every urban legend ghost story in creation. Every time you expect something to jump out of somewhere, you’re probably going to be right. The ending was mildly interesting at best. Just, nothing made this movie stand out plot-wise. Basic of the basic. True mediocrity.

I need to try and figure out where I’ve seen it before.

Overall Opinion – 2.5/5

P.S. The Random Rating – R (for explicit/prolonged drug use and extreme violence)

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