Frightfest 2014 preview: The Mirror Simon Fitzjohn August 5, 2014 Film4 Frightfest 1793 Mirrors have been a staple of the horror genre for many years now, with the likes of 80s crapfest The Boogeyman, Keifer Sutherland dud Mirrors and the recent Oculus using them as a useful plot device. Looking to put a British spin on things is The Mirror, which comes with the added caveat of purporting to be based on a true story. Back in 2012 London pair Joseph Birch and Sotiris Charalambous swiped an antique mirror from a dumpster, only to be seemingly cursed by a string of bad luck, financial misfortune and even illness. That tale forms the backdrop to director Edward Boase’s offering, although the names etc have been changed and the spooky antics upped considerably no doubt. Jemma Dallendar, who we are big fans of here at Movie Ramblings thanks to her turn in last year’s I Spit On Your Grave 2 (and the fact she gave us an ace interview), takes the lead, joined by Joshua Dickinson and Nate Fallows as the three friends that find things going bump in the night. The trailer looks solid enough, so we are willing to give this one a chance – it gets its world premiere at Frightfest on Saturday, August 23.