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 where his father purportedly tortured and killed his mother before being killed himself by Tim. 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 found through working at an auction house. She then steals the mirror and the reluctant Tim follows his sister and has fragmented recollections from their childhood, going back to when his father Alan buys a mirror for the home office of their new family home. 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
Director Mike Flanagan has included the Oculus mirror as an Easter egg in most of his movies and TV shows: it's in the basement of Ouija: Origin of Evil, the headboard in Gerald's Game, the walls in The Haunting of Hill House, & the Overlook Hotel in Doctor Sleep. See more »
In her chronology of owners of the glass, Kaylie mentions a Robert Clancy who acquired the glass in 1864. She mentions that while attending the University of Connecticut he was known as "the whale". The University of Connecticut opened as Storrs Agricultural College in 1881 and did not become the University of Connecticut until 1939. See more »
After that the glass is lost until it resurfaces in turn-of-the-century New England.
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This film was fantastic. I was creeped out the entire time, right from the introduction of the mirror. There has always been something slightly disconcerting about staring into a mirror at night, half expecting someone to jump out from over your shoulder. This film captured the essence of this perfectly. There was not a lot of action, not much blood or violence, but just enough to scare the audience. Just when you think that you have the mirror figured out, something else comes around to make you think otherwise. It makes you wonder if the characters are just crazy, that none of the film is actually real. You will never know exactly what is going on. That is what made it such a well done horror film, backed up by great acting performances from both adults and children. If you enjoy horror films as I do, go to see this film, you will not be disappointed!
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