Directed by Ulli Lommel
When Lacey was a girl, she witnessed her brother Willy kill their mother's abusive boyfriend in the reflection of a mirror. Now adults, the siblings track down the mirror. But once it breaks, Willy and Lacey realize that wherever a shard of it turns up, a gruesome murder takes place.
In this early 80s favorite, a pair of siblings realize they've broken a mirror with the power to kill.
Cast: Suzanna Love, John Carradine, Ron James
The story was good the movie was ok.
Buckle up kiddos because this was one of the original banned video nasties from back in the 80's. people complain nothing happens, but you can't watch this film the same way you would, say, Hostel, Maniac or any of the human centipede films. This is a far more restrained psychological thriller in the tradition of the classic Giallo films from the mid 70's to early 80's. Take the time to fully appreciate this. There is no gore but plenty of haunting scenes that will stick with you long after the credits stop rolling.
Awful. Only a few half decent kills can warrent a 1 skull review and the fact there is no zerk skull review score available. Killer mirror? Give me a break. I did lol when a door fell off its hinges though. That was probably the highlight.
Didn't care for the execution of what could have been, a fantastic and truly terrifying film. I've only seen one other of the directors films, Tenderness of the Wolves, and thanks to Shudder, its available to watch. While, I found Tenderness a bit lacking in some regards, it wasn't nearly as painful, as this. Being a harsh critic isn't my normal m.o., but I felt compelled to warn those who haven't already suffered through this abhorrent feature.