YOU SEE WHAT IT WANTS YOU TO SEE.
As soon as Tim Russell (Brenton Thwaites) turns 21 and is released from psychiatric care, his sister (Karen Gillan) tells him that the time has come to kill what destroyed their family eleven years ago. A very effective ghost story, expanded from a short film the director made in 2006, where the source of all evil is an elaborate mirror whose owners have met grisly ends ever since the 1700s. The story is divided into past and present, as we follow the siblings in their attempt to destroy the mirror and also learn what happened to them when they were kids. Both scary and sad; skillfully executed, with able performances.
2014-U.S. 104 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed and edited by Mike Flanagan. Cast: Karen Gillan (Kaylie Russell), Brenton Thwaites (Tim Russell), Katee Sackhoff (Marie Russell), Rory Cochrane (Alan Russell), Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan.