Mirror Mirror (1990)

USA, 1990
104m
35mm film, colour
Ultra Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Marina Sargenti.

Plot Summary

A young girl is bullied by her class mates and uses magic powers from an old mirror to take her revenge.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Marina Sargenti
© MCMXC [1990] Orphan
Orphan Eyes in conjuction with Orphan Eyes Productions Limited Partnership 1 presents a Jimmy Lifton production. A Marina Sargenti film
Executive Producers: Gary Rasmussen, Virginia Perfili
Co-executive Producer: Michael Mihalich
Produced by: Jimmy Lifton
Associate Producers: Ira Belgrade, Ron Coleman
Line Producer: Cristen M. Carr
Screenplay by: Annette Gascone, Gina Gascone
Co-written by: Yuri Zeltser, Marina Sargenti
Director of Photography: Robert Brinkmann
Edited by: Glenn Morgan, Barry Dresner
Music Composed and Performed by: Jimmy Lifton
Production Sound: Rick Waddell
Costume Designer: George Kiel
Key Make-up/Hair: Nancy Montgomery
Special Effects Makeup: Chris Biggs
SFX Design and Coordination: Kirk Karwacki
Special Effects: Flash Effects
Production Designer: Stuart Blatt

Cast
Karen Black (Mrs Gordon)
Rainbow Harvest (Megan Gordon)
Kristin Dattilo (Nikki Chandler)
Ricky Paull Goldin (Ron)
Charlie (Charleen Kane)
Dorit Sauer (Kim)
Stephen Tobolowsky (Mr Anderson)
Ann Hearn (Mrs Perfili)
Yvonne De Carlo as Emelin
William Sanderson as Mr Veze
Tom Breznahan (Jeff)
Pamela Perfili (P.E. teacher)
Scott Campbell (class smart aleck)
Traci Lee Gold (Mary Weatherworth)
Michelle Gold (Elizabeth Weatherworth)
Virginia Perfili (teacher)
Gary Rasmussen (paramedic)
Michael Mihalich (teacher)
Ian Vespucious (daddy)
M.J. King (creature)
Rosalyn Sidewater (vice-principal)
Jim Walker (voice of Father Jeffries)
Scott Forbes (commercial voiceover)
John Papa (child’s voice)

Alternative Titles

Miroir – France
Reflexo do Demônio – Brazil

Sequels
Mirror Mirror II: Raven Dance (1994)
Mirror Mirror III: The Voyeur (1995)
Mirror Mirror IV: Reflection (2000)

See also
Carrie (1976)

Press

1990
Variety 30 May 1990 p.30
[A]n above-average Cannes market offering for the genre. […] Sargenti builds up a strong atmosphere without resorting to undue gore, set against a standard high school backdrop. Pic is sufficiently quirky and well-structured to escape many of the cliches of similar pics, and the presence of vets such as Yvonne De Carlo and Black doesn’t hurt. Pic lags occasionally, yet is compensated for by a neat twist ending, and the semiappearance of the demon through the mirror (a great effect) at the end. – from a review by Doch

1991
Cinefantastique vol.22 no.3 (December 1991) p.59
Harvest, who has apparently seen Beetlejuice too many times, constantly wears black, with heavy black eye makeup, and sports an ugly hairdo […] People who cross her her start to wind up dead in unimaginative movie ways. […] The demon makes an ultra brief, anti climactic appearance just before the end credits and looks like The Manitou. – from a review by Judith Harris

References

Periodicals

  • Cinefantastique vol.22 no.3 (December 1991) pp.58-59 – review (by Judith Harris)
  • Variety 30 May 1990 p.30 – review (by Doch)

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.474
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.325-326