“Don't do drugs, kids”

Films: Shrooms (2007)

Alias: Tara

Type: Natural

Location: Forest

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Raise your hand if you've ever done drugs before. If you have, then don't worry, there is not too much shame to be had. Except if those drugs made you do something awful. Like, REALLY awful.

History: One day, a group of friends decided to get baked in the middle of the forests of Ireland. One of them, Tara, finds a bunch of death bell mushrooms, and gets the bright idea of ingesting them. What follows is her receiving visions of all of her friends being murdered by a psychotic monk living in an abandoned children's home. But how much of it is just hallucinations? Can't be sure when everyone is dropping dead.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After just about everyone has been killed, Tara is rescued as the sole survivor...only for a flashback to reveal that SHE was the killer, having been driven mad by the shrooms. Now, she's wandering the place as a fugitive.

Powers/Abilities: These shrooms can induce hallucinations that drive one to murder.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3-Seriously, don't do shrooms. Either you die, you experience mind-destabilizing effects, or you end up killing everybody. The monk here was an interesting slasher look, but it wasn't real. The horrible effects of those shrooms were though.

Trivia: -If those had been actual death bell shrooms, Tara wouldn't have faced those hallucinations. If anything, she'd be more afraid of liver failure, hypothermia, vomiting, and in some cases, death. Bottom line, don’t ingest galerina marginata.

-Hallucinogenic shrooms, or psilocybin mushrooms, aren't just used by drug-peddlers trying to get their jollies. They have been used since ancient times for things like medicine and religious ceremonies, most notably by Pre-Columbian civilizations in Central and South America.

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The Grand Theft Auto way, basically.
How it always starts...
...and not nearly how it ends.