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Mirrors (2008)

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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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

... gnulegeipS redej retnih treual neuarG saD (German, backwards: The evil lurks behind every reflection ...) See more »

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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15 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Into the Mirror  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,161,074 (USA) (17 August 2008)

Gross:

$30,691,439 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally scripted as a straightforward remake of the 2003 South Korean horror film Geoul sokeuro (2003). However, once Alexandre Aja was brought on board and read the script, he was dissatisfied with the particulars of the original film's story. He decided to retain the original film's basic idea involving mirrors, and to incorporate a few of its scenes, but change the story dramatically. See more »

Goofs

Ben returns to deal with the large mirror and fires a volley at the mirror from what looks like a Glock pistol. After the second volley, the pistol is empty. But, there are clicking sounds. A Glock, as with most semiauto pistols, wouldn't click after the last round in a magazine is fired. The slide would be locked back and the firing mechanism would be inoperable. The camera then shows a front shot of the pistol with the slide forward. You can see the breech end of the barrel in place in the ejection port. In the next scene, the slide on Ben's pistol is locked to the rear. See more »

Quotes

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

After the end of the credits, the title appears, but backwards. See more »

Connections

Followed by Mirrors 2 (2010) See more »

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Happy Valentine's Day
Written by Michael Clark Gurley and Davis Le Duke
Performed by Billy Boy on Poison
Courtesy of Ironworks Music
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One of the better horror movies these days
18 August 2008 | by (Woodinville, Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie is certainly not the best horror movie I have seen but out of horror movies that come out now of days it is one of the better ones. The death scenes were a little over the top and gory but at least the movie didn't really on mostly gore that a lot of horror movies these days do. Keifer Suterland was pretty good and there were a few jump scares. I like it that they added a little bit of mystery to it. I give this movie a B for effort. It did seem a little long though, they could have made it at least a little bit shorter. They had some cool special effects like when the mirror got shot and the holes repaired themselves. Overall it was not that bad of a movie.


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