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Mirrors (I) (2008)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  15 August 2008 (USA)
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An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erica Gluck ...
Larry Byrne
Dr. Morris
Robert Esseker
Josh Cole ...
Gary Lewis
Terrence Berry
Aida Doina ...
Rosa (as Doina Aida Stan)
Ioana Abur ...
Front Desk Sister
Jimmy Esseker


In New York, the former NYPD detective Ben Carson is hired to work as night watch of the remains of the Mayflower Department Store that was partially destroyed by fire many years ago. Ben became alcoholic and was retired from the police force after killing a man in a shooting. His marriage was also destroyed and now he is living in the apartment of his younger sister Angie. However he has not been drinking for three months and sees the employment as a chance to rebuild his life. When he goes to the rounds in his first night, he finds that the mirrors are impeccably clean and his colleague explains that the former night watch was obsessed with the mirrors. After a couple of nights, Ben sees weird images in the mirrors, but due to the lack of credibility of his past, his ex-wife Amy believes he has hallucinations as a side effect of his medication. When Angie is found brutally murdered in her bathtub, Ben discovers that there is an evil force in the mirror that is chasing him and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There Is Evil........On The Other Side See more »


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Into the Mirror  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,161,074 (USA) (15 August 2008)


$30,691,439 (USA) (21 November 2008)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paula Patton was cast because director Alexandre Aja and producer Grégory Levasseur had previously considered her for their production P2 (2007). See more »


(at around 51 mins) The second time Ben fires his sidearm into the mirror, he fires 6 shots and leaves 2 bullet holes. Considering how slowly the mirror originally 'healed' itself, it is unlikely that four of the holes had sealed over in the brief period between firing and when we see them. See more »


[first lines]
Gary Lewis: [after opening window and seeing that it doesn't lead anywhere] Oh fuck!
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are backwards See more »


Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Mirrors 2 (2010) See more »


Composed by Isaac Albéniz (as Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz i Pascual)
Arranged by Javier Navarrete
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User Reviews

Really Enjoyed This Movie
9 May 2009 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

I am not a big horror fan but do like supernatural thrillers. That being said I didn't really like The Ring or any of the Hollywood remakes of the Japanese films with spooky kids with black hair and eyes etc...YAWN!!!

I did enjoy this film very much, I liked Keifer's performance and could feel his distraught emotions when he had to show them. I may now check out 24 as a result.

The other actors/actresses in the film were equally good, it was well directed and well written for this type of film. All in all it made me jump a few times and I was interested in the outcome. Maybe there could be a sequel.

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