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Dark Mirror (2007)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 27 July 2007 (USA)
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A photographer moves her family into a strange old house, where she discovers an alternate reality reflected in the glass... A dark reality that is closing in on her.

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Pablo Proenza
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Credited cast:
Lisa Vidal ... Deborah Martin
David Chisum ... Jim Martin
Joshua Pelegrin Joshua Pelegrin ... Ian Martin
Lupe Ontiveros ... Grace
Christine Lakin ... Tammy
David Farkas ... Chad
John Newton ... Brendan
Jim Storm ... Frank
Tucker Smallwood ... Detective Williams
Jay Knowlton Jay Knowlton ... Detective Vasquez
Jareb Dauplaise ... Frat Boy
Jean Carol ... Real Estate Agent
Susan Brindley ... Professional Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Cavazos Valerie Cavazos ... TV Reporter
Marcus DeAnda ... Rupert Wells (as Marcus De Anda)
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The housewife and aspirant photographer Deborah Martin is strangely attracted to a house and convinces her husband Jim to buy it. They move from Seattle with their son Ian and Deborah takes a photo of a mirror in the bathroom. She soon discovers that her neighbor is snooping on her family and a stranger is stalking her. She researches the house history and finds that it belonged to a painter who might have killed his wife. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Behind the reflection is what you fear most

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Horror | Thriller

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Goofs

In scenes where Debra is in the bathroom, her reflection at the mirror in the back shows her face in the front when clearly it should show the back of her head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jim Martin: You promised to give this one a chance.
Deborah Martin: I'm not promising you nothing.
Jim Martin: Come on Deb. fourteen houses so far, this cannot last forever.
Deborah Martin: I just know what I like. Just because you don't mind living in a piece of shit...
Ian Martin: I don't want to live in a piece of shit.
Deborah Martin: Well, thanks to mommy you won't have to.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Alexa Knows
Written and Performed by Laura Proenza
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Mirror mirror on the wall, is there a plot at all?
10 November 2009 | by sebpopcornSee all my reviews

Another reviewer praises this movie as being 'Polanski scary' but I'm not seeing the connection between a convicted paedophile and this leaden paced dud.

The plot seems interesting enough to start with, a sour faced woman and her family move into a house which has some funny business going on with the mirrors. This goes absolutely nowhere though and the twists are only surprising in the sense that there's no lead up to them so when they're dropped into the story it has minimal impact. The film has a go at a few different ideas but doesn't really get stuck into a good ghost story, nor is it really a satisfying thriller.

The best I can say is that it at least shows you the ending at the start saving you from having to watch the whole thing. I stuck on until the end hoping for something to make it all worthwhile but there really is nothing. I like slow spooky movies but this is just slow and badly put together with mediocre acting from all involved especially "grandma exposition" who pops up a few times to try to get the plot moving.


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