photographer Keyes Terry (Ross
Partridge) is given a mirror by a
crazy homeless man but however he doesn't
seem to want it so instead his friend
Suki (Julia Nickson-Soul) decides to keep
What none of them realise is it's a
mirror from the house in Amityville where
a man has killed his family.
One person named Ray (Robert Rusler) sees
an image of himself getting cut to death
by glass and later on he crashes into a
window with shards of glass cutting his
Then Suki and another man named Dick
Cutler (David Naughton) have a steamy
affair with one another and then later on
Suki sees an image of in the mirror
hanging herself and does so later on.
Keyes has nightmares of the man who
killed his family and then finds out that
he's the brother of this killer.
Eventually he slowly gets possessed by
the mirror and turns into this person.
There's interesting flashback moments of
the family who original lived there
supposedly the DeFeo's but it's a totally
different setting regardless as there's a
nice shot on the father sharpening a knife at a
There's many good shots on
a mirror with a red glow to it which is a part of the house in Amityville in which really grabs your attention.
A great shot on the character Suki stabbing
her arm with a small broken glass and
A nice discussion with Suki acting
lustful towards Dick Cutler in her room with all the demonic art
paintings. They also perform a good lusty
dance as well as a make out moment which seems fun to watch.
Keyes Terry and Detective Clark have a good discussion together at a
graveyard discussing his family life and
what had happened in that house on
There's a good shot on Keyes walking towards a window with the
sunlight reflecting in as if it were the
window of the Amityville house.
A good discussion between Keyes and Nurse Turner in a hospital office as
it came together well and very uplifting too.
There is a real creepy and intense moment
with Keyes suddenly acting
wild and insane at the asylum and pinning
a woman to the ground and banging her head
constantly which looked disturbing and
just screaming frantically. A great close up camera shot on him screaming by waking up
from a nightmare.
There's a good dark moment with Dick going down to the cellar and Suki hauntingly walks towards him acting
sleazy and evil. There's a great creeped out moment on him trying to keep his
distance from her.
A nice close up shot on the character Franklin lying in a hospital bed
and then his eyes open, then suddenly
laughing like a maniac which really
brings some horror to the story.
A good shot on Pauli carving
a knife showing the flashbacks on the dad in the reflection
doing the same thing. It's impressive to see Keyes
slowly walking up with the rifle and things being shot wiuth perfect camera takes on this.
A good reflection on the mirror with Franklin showing an evil smile on his face
chanting evilly and Keyes shouting
while holding the rifle ready to shoot.
Bottom line is that this is an okay type of
film but it does look phony but most of
the Amityville sequels were so what else
can I say?
There are lots of neat cheesy insane
moments in the film with flashback
hallucinations and a good effect on the
mirror in it which kind of spices the
film up. It's also interesting about the
son of the possessed killer at the
Amityville house although they never used
the last name of the DeFeo's.
If you're in the mood for a Z-grader then
you may get a kick out of this.
The acting is
quite good for a low budget
It features many horror icons like David Naughton (Dick Cutler) who does quite
well by playing a womaniser still showing
his craft as a character actor. He does well by acting lustful along with acting devastated
after seeing a dead body hung. He also shows a great creeped out look to his expressions during a freaky situation.
Terry O'Quinn (Detective Clark) seems to prove his
charm as a sane detective as sometimes
it's hard to see him acting that way once
you've watched him in The
Stepfather. He is quite
Lead actor Ross Partridge (Keyes Terry) showed
some energy when needed although he
wasn't one of the best actors in this
film as the son of the possessed killer
at the Amityville house. He was great
by losing it after seeing his information
on a tombstone that he didn't
like. He also does great by acting wild and violent with his screaming attitude in one spot in which he does well by acting disturbing when he does this. Plus he does a great job holding a knife to his chin panting heavily.
Richard Roundtree (Pauli) showed a good
outgoing role in his part as the oldest
roomate of the bunch.
Lin Shaye (Nurse Turner) was quite memorable in her
supporting role as a flirtatious nurse in which she does well with her bubbly attitude in one scene of the film.
Supporting actor Robert Rusler (Ray) has a good temperamental attitude as the
disturbed one in the flick. He does well entering the suite intoxicated and
tearing up some artwork acting
aggressive as well by freaking out after
spotting his reflection in the mirror.
We have a brief
breast shot performed by Lala
Sloatman while performing a sex
There is also a brief breast shot on Julia Nickson-Soul having a sex
A guy's face is
cut with glass
Someone's head is burned.
A man's chest is stabbed by a sharp
looking object in a room of an asylum.
The music was
composed by Daniel Licht and did
a good job with it as there's the odd
nice dark synthesizer and piano pounding.
We have a great song during the closing
credits with some thumping and bass
guitar playing along with sounding of
chanting performed by Will as
the track was called "Furnace
He also composed music for the previous
Amityville sequel as well as the first
two Children of the Corn sequels and Hellraiser: Bloodline.