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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)

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was originally scripted as a straightforward remake of the 2003 South Korean horror film Into the Mirror (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 »


In early scenes, when Ben is walking through the Mayflower, his jacket alternates between zipped and unzipped. 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

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


Remake of Into the Mirror (2003) See more »


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

Flat, uninspired horror film with intermittent unintentional laughs but with action that picks up in the last third
2 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ben Carson (Kiefer Sutherland) is an ex-police detective in New York whose alcoholism made him incompetent on the job and caused him to kill a man. Now he's trying to get his life in order. He's living with his kid sister to save money. He's taking medication to wean himself off the booze. Most important, he's trying to win back the trust of his estranged wife, a medical examiner, and maintain a loving relationship with his two young children. To make money while waiting for reinstatement, he takes a job as a night watchman at a department store gutted by fire. That was a mistake. He is soon tormented by the same supernatural mirrors that plagued his predecessor. The images in these mirrors do not reflect reality as we know it. The images will stare back at you, but remain in the mirror when you walk away. The images will even try to kill you. Soon, Ben Carson finds that the mirrors' demons follow him everywhere in every reflective surface. They're willing to harass him and his family until they get what they want. Ben's job is to find out exactly what that is.

This silly horror movie, based on a Korean film I haven't seen, shares several things about Asian-inspired supernatural tales that I dislike. The demons at first seem limited to a single space, but then later prove they can follow you wherever you go. They'll follow the protagonist, attack him, attack everyone he knows. They seem bound by certain limitations at first, but then it seems they can pretty much do anything they want - which makes all the running around, running away and desperate investigations into old records and dirty secrets seem pretty pointless. This one has lots of the usual gross-out effects (especially in the unrated version I saw), including a hideous and prolonged jaw-ripping scene.

The movie starts out flat and uninspired, and makes too little use of its main set piece - the burnt-out department store. Every line of dialogue is prosaic and sounds like something we've heard a hundred times before. The music is clichéd and slightly intrusive. There are intermittent unintentional laughs. The action picks up in the last third, which makes things less dull, but even stupider than before.

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