Horror Mirrors (2008) + (2010)

Tom

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I liked the first film better than the second but both were completely watchable.
I know people that get creeped out by these movies to the point that they cover their mirrors right after watching. Makes me laugh.

Mirrors ( 2008 )
Mirrors: 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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  • Currently 3.54/5
(924 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: 6.2/10 Metascore: 35% RT: 14%
Released:
August 15, 2008
Runtime: 110 mins
Genres: Thriller Horror Mystery
Countries: USA Romania Germany
Director: Alexandre Aja
Actors: Amy Smart Bart Sidles Ezra Buzzington Jason Flemyng John Shrapnel Josh Cole Julian Glover Kiefer Sutherland Mary Beth Peil Paula Patton William Meredith


Mirrors 2 ( 2010 )
Mirrors 2: When Max, who is recovering from a traumatic accident, takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store's mirror.

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  • Currently 3.45/5
(411 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: 4.9/10 Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released:
October 05, 2010
Runtime: 86 mins
Genres: Horror Mystery Thriller
Countries: USA
Director: Víctor García
Actors: Christy Carlson Romano Emmanuelle Vaugier Evan Jones Jason Johnson Jennifer Sipes Lance E Nichols Lawrence Turner Lynette Zumo Monica Acosta Nick Stahl Stephanie Honore Thomas C Daniel Wayne Pere William Katt


Mirrors concept is explored in the old Science Fiction film

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun ( 1969 )
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun: A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced by the presence of the Council director and his staff. Released to the custody of his wife, he soon learns things are not as they seem.

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  • Currently 3.69/5
(36 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: 6.4/10 Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released:
August 27, 1969
Runtime: 101 mins
Genres: Sci-Fi
Countries: UK
Director: Robert Parrish
Actors: Annette Kerr Anthony Chinn Basil Moss Cy Grant Ed Bishop Franco De Rosa George Mikell George Sewell Herbert Lom Ian Hendry Jeremy Wilkin John Stone Keith Alexander Loni von Friedl Lynn Loring Martin King Nicholas Courtney Norma Ronald Patrick Wymark Philip Madoc Roy Thinnes Vladek Sheybal

Unlike the latter, the Mirrors concept has a horror element with science fiction undertones that creates an erie aura of dread when looking into a mirror. Your imagination pulls the concept to you.
The deaths are creative in that sense.
Keifer Sutherland does a good job in the first. Loved the water implications.
The second is a more personalized take on the same concept.
I give the first film a 4 of 5 stars and the second a 3.75 of 5 stars.
Certainly worthy of watching a few times to get the full effect.
 
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