Keith- I love horror movies, but the good ones are few and far between. Mirrors crept its way onto the shelf last week with a “R” rating so we knew right off the bat we were not getting a watered-down possessed cell phone movie that reeks.
While Mirrors isn’t the best horror film ever, its mystique and brutality served notice to us horror fans that this movie was really going for it and that’s more than most can say. While there are a few holes in certain places of the movie, it really stayed pretty simple and only disclosed what it needed to so you could stay interested and intrigued. I think every horror plot has been done, but it’s nice to see writers try to go after something new and they did here (I actually heard an interview with Keifer Sutherland a few years back and he said he didn’t like mirrors and didn’t have any in his house and he helped write and produce this).
The special effects were great and the movie wasn’t overdone with a ton of gore or mindless torture like other horror movies, but when the time did come, there were a few of those scenes where you were like, wow, no way. I liked the intrigue and even the twist that all great horror movies have. 3 paws
Noel- Scary movies are some of my favorite movies to watch, but lately there has been a real lack of decent, really scare you, not just blood and guts kind of scary movies. Mirrors, on the other hand, is none of the above; it isn’t a B title, it has real actors, and even though there is blood, it’s not over the top (well, except for one time that I could not watch).
Keifer Sutherland is an ex-detective who is forced to take a night job as a night watchman at a department store that has been gutted by a major fire. On his first night some mysterious things happen, and I know for a fact that if it would have been me, there would have been no way I would have ever gone back into that place ...but I guess since he was a detective he went back.
There were quite a few times I had to cover my face and not look at the screen because of what was going on and this movie truly does scare you. The ending is uncertain and makes you wonder if they did it on purpose in order to continue at a later time or to just make us wonder. 3 paws