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
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 »
(at around 1h 8 mins) After Ben gets Anna's file he sits down to review it. At this time his hand is bandaged from the cut. When he sits down and proceeds to review there is no bandage. In the next scene the bandage is back. See more »
[after opening window and seeing that it doesn't lead anywhere]
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After the end of the credits, the title appears, but backwards. See more »
UK theatrical version was cut by distributor Fox to secure a more commercial '15' rating. The edits included the removal of a blood splash in the opening throat slashing, shots of a burned and partially naked woman screaming, shots of a woman's jaw being torn apart, and close-ups of a neck being cut with scissors. The DVD was upgraded to an '18' certificate and features the full uncut print. See more »
I am not a big horror fan but do like supernatural thrillers. That being said I didn't really like The Ring or any of the Hollywood remakes of the Japanese films with spooky kids with black hair and eyes etc...YAWN!!!
I did enjoy this film very much, I liked Keifer's performance and could feel his distraught emotions when he had to show them. I may now check out 24 as a result.
The other actors/actresses in the film were equally good, it was well directed and well written for this type of film. All in all it made me jump a few times and I was interested in the outcome. Maybe there could be a sequel.
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