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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Nov 20 2007

Every element of Paddy Breathnach’s Irish slasher movie is so familiar that it feels like a dog-eared horror anthology found down the back of the sofa. Lured to rural Ireland by their college pal, Jake’s promise of the ultimate ‘magic mushroom’ trip, five American students (nice girl, jock, babe, geek, quirky hippy) are fed mind-altering fungi and spooky campfire stories about the sadistic Black Brother, whose ghost roams the woods. This is after they’ve run down a goat and met a pair of inbred, indigenous pig-fuckers called Ernie and Ernie. The kids are soon off their faces and up to their necks in gore. Reality is bent of shape, sanity slips away, and friendship is tested – with flashes here and there of ‘Ringu’, ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Severance’. ‘I’ve overdosed on the heroin of mushrooms,’ whines the annoying Tara, ‘and I don’t know what’s real and what’s not.’ Director Paddy Breathnach and scriptwriter Pearse Elliott think this is ‘Blair Witch’ on hallucinogens. It ain’t. They also think we’ll be so bowled over by the signposted ‘sucker punch’ ending. We weren’t.
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18

UK release:

Fri Nov 23, 2007

Duration:

84 mins

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Gee

i lasted 15 minutes, my remote on-off switch 3 seconds more.. was it really shot in ireland? . the british character seemed to have a dick van dyke accent and back projection in car scenes so bad swear they were driving in an elephant stampede at one point.

Gee

i lasted 15 minutes, my remote on-off switch 3 seconds more.. was it really shot in ireland? . the british character seemed to have a dick van dyke accent and back projection in car scenes so bad swear they were driving in an elephant stampede at one point.

moonshine

was so incredibly bored with this film that i began to work out my age in days, then weeks, then months, and then did that with every person i knew. it was slow, predictable, stupid and i saw nothing scary about any aspect of it.

moonshine

was so incredibly bored with this film that i began to work out my age in days, then weeks, then months, and then did that with every person i knew. it was slow, predictable, stupid and i saw nothing scary about any aspect of it.

Dan

The ending is so predictable that if you havn't guessed it withing, say 15 minutes of the film, then you probably will LOVE this film, because you're too dimwited to know otherwise. It's a paint by numbers film. Everything is exactly as you'd expect. It is also utterly silly, i don't think they planned this... but some of the things you are expected to find scarey are just a complete joke. The "locals" for example. Rented this film for free (thanks blockbusters for the free vouchers) - So i don't feel i've lost out. It's mindless entertainment at its most mindless. But it is entertaining nonetheless.

Dan

The ending is so predictable that if you havn't guessed it withing, say 15 minutes of the film, then you probably will LOVE this film, because you're too dimwited to know otherwise. It's a paint by numbers film. Everything is exactly as you'd expect. It is also utterly silly, i don't think they planned this... but some of the things you are expected to find scarey are just a complete joke. The "locals" for example. Rented this film for free (thanks blockbusters for the free vouchers) - So i don't feel i've lost out. It's mindless entertainment at its most mindless. But it is entertaining nonetheless.

Poop

I would recommend this film to anyone (over the age of 18)... Great movie, loved every second. very scary!

Poop

I would recommend this film to anyone (over the age of 18)... Great movie, loved every second. very scary!

Hannah

Acting was bloody abysmal but it was jumpy and a bit gory so good for fans of a scare. Not the best film and stupidly predictable but meh, i'm not whinging over lost time =P

Hannah

Acting was bloody abysmal but it was jumpy and a bit gory so good for fans of a scare. Not the best film and stupidly predictable but meh, i'm not whinging over lost time =P