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Dark Mirror (2007)

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A photographer moves her family into a strange old house, where she discovers an alternate reality reflected in the glass... A dark reality that is closing in on her.


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Credited cast:
Deborah Martin
Jim Martin
Joshua Pelegrin ...
Ian Martin
Detective Williams
Detective Vasquez
Frat Boy
Real Estate Agent
Professional Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Cavazos ...
TV Reporter
Rupert Wells (as Marcus De Anda)


The housewife and aspirant photographer Deborah Martin is strangely attracted to a house and convinces her husband Jim to buy it. They move from Seattle with their son Ian and Deborah takes a photo of a mirror in the bathroom. She soon discovers that her neighbor is snooping on her family and a stranger is stalking her. She researches the house history and finds that it belonged to a painter who might have killed his wife. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Behind the reflection is what you fear most


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27 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Shut In  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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After Deborah takes a picture directly into the bathroom mirror, then falls backwards into the tub, she looks at the resulting shot and it shows her in mid-fall with the camera clearly pointed at the ceiling. Even if the mirror has magical or mystic powers, the digital camera would have reproduced the image presented to the lens, not the point of view of the mirror. See more »


[first lines]
Jim Martin: You promised to give this one a chance.
Deborah Martin: I'm not promising you nothing.
Jim Martin: Come on Deb. fourteen houses so far, this cannot last forever.
Deborah Martin: I just know what I like. Just because you don't mind living in a piece of shit...
Ian Martin: I don't want to live in a piece of shit.
Deborah Martin: Well, thanks to mommy you won't have to.
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A Complete Mess with Fake Reviews
1 June 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The housewife and aspirant photographer Deborah Martin (Lisa Vidal) fells a strange sort of attraction by a house and convinces her husband Jim (David Chisum) to buy it. They move from Seattle with their son Ian (Joshua Pelegrin) and Deborah takes a photo of a mirror in the bathroom. Along the days, she discovers that her neighbor is snooping her family and a stranger is stalking her. She researches and finds that the house belonged to a painter that might have killed his wife. Sooner she realizes that an alternate world is affecting her life and the glasses of the house are protecting her family.

The above summary sounds crazy, incoherent or inconsistent? So congratulations to me since I have succeeded in describing the complete mess that this story is. "Dark Mirror" is an awful horror movie despite a couple of good reviews in IMDb (but at least two visibly fake from Users with only one review and giving a ten to this crap). My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Reflexo do Mal" ("Reflex of the Evil")

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