Shrooms

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I really don’t remember how I came across this a couple years ago. All I know is I thought it was amazing, and one of the best horror movies I have ever seen. Now I realize whatever I was smoking at the time must have been good if I actually liked this movie. The plot is a bunch of college kids go to Ireland to ingest the mother of all shrooms and have a trip to end all trips. While tripping, they discover they’re not alone, and a local urban legend is quite real and out for blood…or is it? I think I’m making this sound way more interesting than it actually is.

I just have more questions than anything. Why would you spend an ass load of money just to take shrooms? I’m pretty sure you can go anywhere in the country for the same thing. And why would you put together a group of people that obviously hate each other? There’s Mr. Steroids, Kim Kardashian wannabe, Miss Hipster/Hippie, and a guy that can pass as Jason Mewes stunt double. And of course there’s the blonde goody two shoes heroine and her dark, brooding Irish friends with benefits. You also get to listen to these idiots bicker and turn on each other for 80+ minutes.There’s also the fact that that blondie takes the PCP of shrooms and almost overdoses. We’re then subjected to what are either visions or hallucinations. It gets old fast, but the worst part is they just used the same scenes over and over. There’s the hyper sped up version that are supposed to be the visions, and then the normal speed. So, if you take out the repeating scenes, I think this whole thing would only be about 40-45 minutes.

To put a pretty bow on the crap present: the characters are horrible people, the visuals are annoying and laughably bad, and the entire thing is just stupid when you really sit and think about it. I don’t know what the I was thinking. This gets a 1 out of 5. I give it that much just because the plot is original. Everything else is just lazy and unintentionally comical. After viewing this for a second time, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I had no taste in movies between the ages of 16 and 21.

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