From the looks of this “Mirrors 2” trailer (via Dread-Central), apparently the filmmakers did what they always do with direct-to-DVD sequels of moderately successful movies — they basically repeated the formula from the first movie. The biggest surprise? I had no idea Nick Stahl needed a paycheck this badly. Poor guy, one day he’s battling cyborgs in a major Hollywood sci-fi movie, the next he’s sleepwalking through a movie where he’s fighting ghosts in mirrors. Ouch. On the plus side, the trailer looks like it has some solid kills to satisfy the gorehounds…
When Max (Stahl), a recovering addict, takes a job as a night time security guard job at his father’s department store, he begins to see visions of a young woman in the store’s mirrors. Unsure whether his visions are side effects of his prescription sleeping pills or actual reality, he begins to look deeper into the source of the images in the mirrors. When employees of the store turn up dead and Max is a suspect in the murders, he must expose the girl’s connection to a scandal within the department store’s walls in order to prove his innocence and put a stop to the spirits in the mirrors.
Starring Nick Stahl, William Katt, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Lawrence Turner, Stephanie Honore, Christy Carlson Romano, Jon Michael Davis, Wayne Pere, Lance E. Nichols, Ann McKenzie, and Jennifer Sipes.
“Mirrors 2” will be released direct-to-DVD and Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox on October 19th, 2010.