MOVIES: Terror tale is one bad trip; SHROOMS Cert 18, 84mins **.Byline: DAVID EDWARDS
A group of thrill-seeking American tourists go into the woods of Ireland to take magic mushrooms in a pitiful horror ripped straight from the pages of The Blair Witch Project and Switchblade Romance.
Not just unoriginal, dull and as scary as the adventures of Noddy noddy, tropical tern including five species in the genus Anous. The name noddy is said to derive from their easy familiarity with man. Noddies are web-footed seabirds with long wings (though shorter than those of most terns) and pointed, tapering bills. , Shrooms makes you want to plant a tombstone Tombstone, city (1990 pop. 1,220), Cochise co., SE Ariz.; inc. 1881. With its pleasant climate and legendary past, Tombstone is a well-known tourist attraction. The city became a national historic landmark in 1962. in the earth and mourn the death of horror. In fact, in the last three years, I can think of perhaps only three shockers I'd watch again, with every other so-called chiller either lame, unscary or simply derivative.
Shot for pennies, we encounter five students who've flown from the States in the hope of having an amazing trip on the local forest-grown hallucinogens. But before they trip out, one of them swallows a poisonous cap that gives her the ability to see into the future.
You don't need the same to work out where this is going, thanks to a plot that begs, steals and borrows from at least a handful of horrors that have gone before, with the result being worse than all of them.
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