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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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Larry Byrne
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Dr. Morris
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Robert Esseker
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Gary Lewis
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Terrence Berry
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Rosa (as Doina Aida Stan)
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Jimmy Esseker
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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 by 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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mirror | medication | fire | evil | reality | See more »

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


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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£834,092 (UK) (10 October 2008)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

Anna Esseker is sent to the monastery after being release from the mental hospital because mirrors are forbidden there. But when Ben Carson visits her, she is wearing a ring to show her commitment to the religion, the ring is clearly very reflective. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gary Lewis: [after opening window and seeing that it doesn't lead anywhere] Oh fuck!
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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: 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 word....Frightening!!!
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love when a movie really makes my hair stand on end, this one did it for me throughout. There are so many twists and turns, and the ending was very unexpected. All the characters were believable and Kiefer Sutherland's performance as the inwardly tortured ex-cop teetering on the edge of insanity was excellent. If you rent this, definitely view the unrated version, I yelped out loud a few times. I would definitely put this in the category of supernatural horror guaranteed to scare the s___ out of you. It's really quite intense, and even though most horror movies don't really scare me (I actually laugh at most and find them to be more comical than scary), this is not a movie you want to watch just before going to bed. You might want to watch it during the day, just so you can filter it out later, otherwise you might be dreaming about it.


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