Hellllloooooo, horror movie fans! It’s April! We are celebrating Halfoween! DUDE, WE’RE HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN!
So…wanna watch a movie? A creeptastical movie?
After a couple of months of oldies (but goodies!) My Bloody Valentine and Leprechaun, I decided to dive into my drawer full of scary movies and find a newer one to watch in April.
Don’t you have a drawer full of horror movies?
AND THIS IS NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE, KIDS!
This movie seriously messed with my mind when I saw it in the theater. Alone.
Meet our main characters…
Siblings Tim and Kaylie Russell and the Lasser Glass.
YES…It’s Karen Gillan… AMY POND!!!! *Dr. Who freak out moment*
Kaylie blames the mirror for the nightmare her family experienced ten years ago and is obsessed with destroying it by any means possible. And she wants her brother Tim to help.
Well, Tim has been in a mental institution all that time, learning to deal with the fact that he was convicted of killing his parents. That everything he thought happened in his childhood was a hallucination. Now, he wants to move on.
But he can’t desert his sister, his only family. They embark on a journey back to their old house, back where the terror occurred.
Was it real?
Is the mirror possessed?
Did the mirror cause the family to turn on each other all those years ago?
Is it still casting its spell?
The movie moves us back and forth in time, from the present to the past, revealing what happened ten years ago to young Tim and Kaylie when their lives went from happy to horrific. In the present, Kaylie tries to document the mirror’s evilness, to prove what had happened to them, before she destroys it. Tim the voice of reason telling her that it wasn’t real, that he killed their parents to protect them, that they had been bad people.
Beware, as the movie unwinds, all sense of what is real and what is not gets tangled in a knot of creepy wonder.
And you won’t want to miss the lightbulb scene.
What is real? What is a nightmare brought on by the Lasser Glass so it can continue to feed off them, so it can stop them from sending it to hell?
I love this movie so much. And can’t wait for you to join me on Twitter when I live-tweet it on Friday, April 22nd at 9 EST under #Oculus.