6.2/10
149
9 user 8 critic

Al otro lado del espejo (1973)

A nightclub singer is haunted by the ghost of her late father. The dead man summons her through a mirror, forcing her to commit a series of violent crimes.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alice Arno, Robert Woods, Howard Vernon
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man is tormented by an ex-lover, Lorna, who posseses a strange power over a women, including the man's daughter.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Pamela Stanford, Guy Delorme, Lina Romay
Venus in Furs (1969)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: James Darren, Barbara McNair, Maria Rohm
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesús Franco, Jean Rollin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Christina von Blanc, Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomar
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Estella Blain, Mabel Karr, Howard Vernon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After her recent release from a deep psychiatric care, a Libertine-styled countess goes back to very evil ways, trainer her sights on a pretty girl with the intention to destroy her after fully corrupting her body and soul.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alice Arno, Robert Woods, Howard Vernon
Eugénie (1973)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his "erotic" books and its power ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Andrea Montchal
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alberto Dalbés, Dennis Price, Howard Vernon
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Margarita, the only witness of a brutal murder, has temporary amnesia due to shock. She's sent to a psychiatric clinic where a masked man rapes her and kills another woman. She must piece her memory back together before he returns.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Nanda Van Bergen, Michael Maien
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young woman visits her gravely ill grandmother at the family estate. On her death bed, the old woman reveals to her granddaughter the family curse: they're all vampires. The young woman ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Britt Nichols, Anne Libert, Alberto Dalbés
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

According to legend, a group of women escaped from Atlantis just before the destruction of the continent. They took refuge on a mysterious island, and founded a kingdom. Men who dared ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Wal Davis, Alice Arno, Robert Woods
Succubus (1968)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Janine Reynaud, Jack Taylor, Adrian Hoven
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Ana Olivera / Annette Whitman
...
Bill (as Robert Wood)
...
Carla
...
Pipo
Alice Arno ...
Tina
Ramiro Oliveros ...
Miguel Ferrara / Michel
Howard Vernon ...
Ana's father
María Bassó ...
Elvira
Ada Tauler ...
Estefania - Bill's Wife (as Adela Tauler)
Roger Sarbib ...
Count Herman
Wal Davis ...
Arturo Barbour
...
Marie Madeleine Whitman (French version only)
Edit

Storyline

A nightclub singer is haunted by the ghost of her late father. The dead man summons her through a mirror, forcing her to commit a series of violent crimes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

3 September 1975 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Inside a Dark Mirror  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

In the end-credits of the Spanish version, Francoise Brion is credited as Carla and Alice Arno is credited as Tina but in the film, it's the other way around. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Obscene Mirror (Italian version)
16 June 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Obscene Mirror (1973)

*** (out of 4)

This is a pretty well, if highly praised, film from the Spanish director, which is (apparently) available in three different versions. The version getting all the love and praise is the Spanish version while the French and Italian versions are re-edited with hardcore scenes and an alternate cast added to the mix. The version I watched was the Italian one, which is hard to review due to the hardcore scenes, which were added. The basic plot, I believe, is the same from each version and centers on a woman (Emma Cohen) who suffers a breakdown after the suicide of her sister (played by Lina Romay in this version). Soon after the suicide the sister begins to see her dead sister inside a mirror, which causes her to go out, bring men home and kill them. Again, it's really hard to judge this film due to the added scenes and the fact that the Spanish version is apparently totally different but there was enough here to I loved to recommend people seeing this but at the same time you should certainly try and get the original version (which I will be looking for). The film reminded me a lot of Franco's Venus in Furs, which is among the director's best films. There's a deeply haunting, sad and tragic nature and atmosphere, which runs throughout this film and it wasn't hard to get caught up into the mental state of the main character. Franco's direction is very sharp throughout but most of the credit has to go towards Cohen who is simply terrific in the film. She doesn't have to resort to nudity or cheap thrills to get her performance across. I guess the best way to explain it is that she comes across like a spirit and just floats from one scene to the next, slowing breaking down in front of our eyes. Sadly the disc I watched also didn't feature any subtitles so I couldn't follow any of the dialogue, which there was plenty of and I'm sure if I could follow the story more I would have loved it even more. The hardcore scenes, which again, were added, are pretty ugly and add absolutely nothing to the movie. These scenes really killed everything that was going on so I found myself hitting the FF button through them. I'm hoping to track down the director's cut soon since most fans think this Italian version is a complete mess. If it is a mess and I enjoyed it this much then I can't wait to see what the Spanish one offers.


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?