I would take the tagline’s advice!
I was browsing the new releases on netflix and stumbled upon this title and read about it and for a moment became excited; a guy buys a mirror from EBAY that turns out to be haunted. “Sweet!” I thought. This could be intriguing.
So, I put it on and it starts out the same as most other found-footage horror films where the protagonist explains to the camera why he is recording a video, and collecting footage, etc. Then, after a few minutes of getting to know our three main characters, the mirror arrives. “Aw yeah, this is about to get creepy – let the action begin!”
So I thought.
If this scares you, steer clear of this movie b/c you will get freaked out!
All that happened was they hung the mirror on the wall. Then at night, one of the guys started doing some peculiar things…like sleepwalking. Yep, that’s it. Fascinating. Never seen that before! How did the director come up with something like that?
I know I often complain of movies overdoing the special effects, but I started to miss them here. Can the mirror do something? Anything! Let a streak of light flash across it, or something; if this thing is alive, let us SEE that it’s alive.
Essentially, after hanging the mirror on the wall, the actors played make-believe that they were reacting to a haunted mirror.
So, if you want to make a movie like this…get your cell phone, hang a mirror on the wall and then pretend like you’re being possessed. Or if you decide you don’t want to rip-off this gem, use a clock instead of a mirror; then you can title your movie “The Clock”.
This could be the sequel!
Admittedly, I may not have a trustworthy review here because I turned it off after 35 minutes. I was bored and didn’t want to waste my time anymore. I highly doubt it got much better…
If you want to take the risk and check it out for yourself then go ahead, but I think you’d be better off making “The Clock” on your iPhone.