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Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by the.wicked.one, Jan 30, 2003.
It's simple: Name your favorite use of a mirror in a horror movie.
The biggest mirror horror I've seen is every morning in my bathroom!
Is there any reason why Mirror Mirror is not on the list? Probably the movie that has the most excessive use of a mirror.
Tough to choose though but I had to go with "Carrie".
That mirror scenes is just too cool.
Worth mentioning: The mirror scenes in "The Craft" and "Dressed To Kill".
I picked EVIL DEAD II, that mirror scene also really sticks out in my head.
Ugh, there's another great mirror scene in PRINCE OF DARKNESS!
...well, sorry I didn't list ALL the mirror films...
Yup, It is impossible to list them all.
Sometimes I wish there were like 50 voting options though
Mirrors, huh? Anyone ever heard of a movie where you have to say a certain name 5 times into a mirror? I'd say that's a pretty significant mirror movie...
Damnit. How could I forget?
Gotta go with Evil Dead II on this one. :evil:
ED 2 for me as well...
There was also a great mirror-scare in NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.
If I had the option to vote for it, I'd go with PRINCE OF DARKNESS, that scene nearly made me piss my pants. I voted for Evil Dead II
My vote's for 'The Boogeyman'. I always thought that was really cool idea.
Fright Night-nothing beats the scene when Peter Vincent realizes that Jerry is really a Vampier!!!!!
Evil Dead 2. This was a interesting poll. Cool and original!
Evil Dead Two for sure, no contest. I am not the least bit biased by that movie being my favorite movie EVER.
I chose ED II because it suprised me the first time I saw that scene but I would have gone with Mirror, Mirror if it was available. :evil:
Had to go with EDII. Thats one of the coolest mirror scenes ever and its in one of the best horror flicks of all time.
Voted for The Boogeyman, but... my personal favorite was definitely 1980's Prom Night. Which I've come to seriously appreciate a lot more over the years. When I first got the Echo Bridge DVD, I was very irritated by the film. Specifically, that damn "it must have been a sex maniac!" plotline. Uh... WHAT?! But, that aside, the rest of the film is quite amazing. It really is. I have so much respect for the characters, the writing, the dialogue, the character's relationships, the film's treatment of women- most of them are not stereotypes in the slightest.
Now... the film uses mirrors in a very vague / subtle way. The little girl, Robin, in the opening dies over a mirror (or, mirrored glass). Since that scene, mirrors and mirrored surfaces come back throughout the film usually in very lowkey scenes. Except for the girls' bathroom scene where we see a piece / pieces of the mirror have been removed / kept by the killer.
I love the idea of mirrors in horror and wish they had had greater relevance / thematic resonance in other films. But, typically, they're pretty ignored. Filmmakers don't use them as anything more than a prop for a death scene or a prop to be smashed just to have a little more chaos in a scene. Which is cool. But, again... I can handle a little more substance.