New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
The twenty-one year-old Timothy "Tim" Allen Russell is discharged from a mental institution by his psychiatric Dr. Shawn Graham completely healed from a childhood trauma. His sister Kaylie welcomes him in the parking area and brings him home. Then she tells that they need to destroy an ancient mirror that she has just bought in an auction. The reluctant Tim follows his sister and has fragmented recollections from his childhood, when his mother Marie buys a mirror for the home office of his father Alan. Kaylie and Tim see a woman with their father in his office and the behaviors of Alan and Marie change, ending in a family tragedy. Kaylie blames the mirror and now she wants to destroy it with Tim. Will they succeed? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Filmed in October 2012, first shown at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2013, but not given a proper release until April 2014. See more »
In the moving scenes when the mirror is placed in the home office there is a Dell 2013 model flatscreen monitor on the desk. These events were supposed to take place 11 years prior. Flat screen monitors were a rarity and were much smaller in size. See more »
An exiting psychological movie after a long time!!
I haven't reviewed any films here (except for some TV series), but for this movie i had to.
This is an excellent work from the director Mike Flanagan in a horror genre. Well written story, even though at first it may feel old concept, just after 10 min after the start you will be completely inside the story. More than the spine chilling moments there are a lot of psychological elements that will bring goose bumps. Another highlight is the wonderful acting though camera work should have been better. Karen Gillan looks cute throughout and Brenton Thwaites leaves an impression.
I loved this movie, don't go with negative reviews. Go watch it, worth every penny. Better than all of paranormal activity movies.
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