James B. (wandersoul73) from LINDALE, TX Reviewed on 7/12/2009...
I really love this low budget supernatural affair. It's just too bad its predecessors are so dull.
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Very enjoyable sleeper
Jason Paul Collum | 09/24/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"MIRROR MIRROR is a rip off of every teen angst movie you've ever seen, mostly CARRIE & THE FURY, and it's all the more enjoyable for it. Director Sargenti offers up this fluff horror piece about a shy "goth" girl named Megan (Rainbow Harvest) who moves to a new school filled with your expected bitchy cheerleaders and obnoxious jocks. The class sweetheart Nikki (Kristen Datillo) makes "nice" with Megan and tries to help her join the popularity club, but it backfires repeatedly. Lucky for Megan, and no one else, she finds a magic mirror which empowers her with the ability to create "Fury" on her enemies through nose bleeds, burnings, drowings, and the ability to project demons in the form of her classmates to carry on murderous deeds.The film moves quickly, has an authentically eerie look thanks to the cast and settings always being dressed in shades of blue & green, and offers of some good suspense. And then there's the cast to die for: Yvonne DeCarlo, Karen Black, Ricky Paull Golden, William Sanderson, Charlie Spradling... and more. For a fun time with fluffy scares and some decent monster make up, check it out... but skip the lame sequels."
Smart, intelligent horror
Jason Paul Collum | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a low budget but very well done horror movie about a demonic mirror. It has great music and a real sense of atmosphere. The director does great work with slow motion and interesting use of sound effects.The well-written smart script also has some nice deadpan humour: you have to see Charleen's school president campaign ad to believe it.The look of the film is creepy, the school bullies Kim and Charleen are horribly nasty (as well as the best characters in the film) and the ending is just WOW. I was sorry to see this film end."
Better watch out
Nathan Christian | 08/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"you will enjoy this movie. A true "B" movie of the 80's but it's fun watching Rainbow Harvest's payback to the "Big Shots" of those infamous high school days. Like I said just a fun little flick to watch. So buy it and enjoy!!!!"
Strange dipped in Creepiness then sprinkled with familiarity
Jennifer M. Hensley | Hawaii | 01/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Mirror Mirror' is one of those Horror films I've always loved over the years but have easily forgotten about. Its also a flick that I have to be in a certain mood to watch. Maybe for a nostalgic reason. More to remind myself that are are great 90's Horror films in a time when most considered Horror not so good. 'Mirror Mirror', its original but not so original if that makes any sense (haha). When comparing, as an example, lets just say off the top of my head, it reminded me of that well-respected flick, 'Christine', but instead of a possessed car, we have a possessed mirror. Unlike 'Christine', the mirror not only possesses a person but gives he/she deadly powers as seen in other Horror films such as 'Carrie'.
I'm aware that Mirror Mirror has many sequels but have never bothered to seek them out because I've always felt that this is a story that isn't suppose to have sequels (in my opinion). I've actually felt that way about many titles but that's another topic.
'Mirror Mirror' is perfect all by itself and doesn't need further chapters. I think it's neat to actually see the demon within the mirror! For its time, I feel it still holds up on the creep factor and will always keep its strange vibe. It's a simple little horror that's not loaded with over-the-top gore. Don't get me wrong, there are some splatter scenes that impressed me and those scenes are spaced throughout this film making it easy/fun to watch. Overall, I think the acting, special effects, and pacing is great. I feel its a four-star rating but I give it that fifth star simply for nostalgia. Check it out; it's not a bad Horror film at all."
Mirror Mirror on the wall...who's the deadliest of them all!
Nathan Christian | Pitcairn, PA USA | 04/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a story about a possessed mirror, and the power i weilds over a young, low esteemed girl, and it's dealy consequences.
Rainbow Harvest is the girl, a sort of Winona Ryder type actress. She plays the part very well. The late Yvonne DeCarlo also stars as an estate seller who tries to help twart the cursed mirror. This was also one of Ricki Paul Goldin's early movies. As usual, he was pretty good as the silly boyfiend of Nikki, the heroine. And playing the part of Rainbow's Mom is the late Karen Black, queen of the B- Movies.
Pretty standard story, but it is directed well and moves along at a fast pace. Worth the money because it does what it should : entertains."