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 »
The trail starts in London, in 1754. Philip Lasser, 17th Earl of Leicester, acquired the mirror and hung it over his fireplace and... So in 1755, Philip Lasser was found in the grand fireplace, burned beyond recognition.
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I watched this film to see what Karen Gillan got up to after Doctor Who, and I have to admit I was very impressed by her performance. By all of the performances, actually, though there is a very small cast.
As others have said, this movie was not too graphic, but there were some situations so cringe worthy I couldn't watch them anyway. One scene in particular which involved an apple, I just had to turn away from.
As far as formula, my daughter and I took bets on the ending about a third of the way through. I pretty much called it, but wasn't completely sure until the last five minutes. Not too formulaic, not too out of left field, no clear explanation given but a lot implied. I enjoyed this one a lot, but hope that there isn't a sequel, it's very good where it ended.
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