Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms In Your Cellar!
aliens as the boy gets his Abyssinian mushrooms in the mail. Everything in their neighbourhood is so clean and perfect it is creepy.
The boy’s father hears a radio report about radio static and his friend has ennui and makes a long creepy speech about dust and strange weather. The boy is keen as mustard about his shrooms in the cellar. But the father sees suburbia become a nightmarish setting with ominous shots of satellite dishes and weird noises in the telephone wires. It is a shame the acting is so wooden; the cast are a petrified forest.
The father’s friend makes a weird phone call and there is ambiguous melodrama. The father suspects the mushrooms are aliens taking over the planet. All the women are unhelpful as they get angrier and are hysterical and unrealistic. Is humanity’s dominance of the planet unchangeable or is the father’s paranoid speculation of doom right?
There is ranting about alien spores, a meteorite and who or what is really sending out the mushrooms in the mail. The father gets super anxious especially when he finds his son has made up ugly mushroom sandwiches for them all. Then coerces his father into eating them while hinting at the inevitable abolition of man. This was okay but the bad acting and jaunty soundtrack were a tactical mistake.
“Mushrooms, this week’s project.”
“Afraid of the dark and there’s nothing there.”
“Something awful is going to happen to all of us.”
“Think I’d feed all of us poisonous fungoids?”
“Nobody accept special delivery packages!”
“What if we’re being invaded right now?”
"We're sunk and lost."
Marrying Daniel was Emily’s biggest mistake; she has squandered her in with the Graysons. One of Nolan’s hot prison mates, Javier, shows up. Pascal begins on onslaught on Victoria’s heart. Nolan and Jack rob a snotty law firm. Victoria finally notices Emily’s David Clarke connection. Emily is exacting and I didn’t mean that as a compliment. Victoria vamps in tarnished fashion during a trip to the opera. The monosyllabic and corrupt Pascal doesn’t care for his daughter. How old was he when he had her? Margaux and Daniel plot, again.
Emily’s medical records are leaked; Victoria spews revisionist history and denounces Emily in a loud carrying voice. Cue a frenetic onslaught of media bullying that obliterates Emily’s good name. Nolan and Javier have connectivity, Nolan seems reinvigorated. Jack finally wants justice for Declan and Amanda. Emily finds yet another conspirator in the David Clarke frame up. This was good.
“A free fall of disgrace.”
“Don’t you think you’ve done enough to Jack?”
“It’s beneath you.”
“You’re too fixated on your own continent.”
“I think I’ve done enough for you.”
“I want her out.”
“Why are you married to Daniel?”
“This is worth fighting for.”
“What kind of lunatic are you?”
“You are done here.”
“I sort of gave my parole officer your address.”
“I understand you don’t hear no very often.”
“That’s your future as soon as you’re deemed unnecessary.”
“We’re five storeys up, there’s no way out of here.”
“That doesn’t help me because I have no idea what it means.”
“How insignificant you are.”
“I’m sorry for your loss Henry.”