Mirror Mirror (1990)

Borrowing elements from “Beetlejuice,” “Heathers,” “Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2,” as well as young adult novels like Diane Hoh’s “The Accident” and R.L. Stine’s “Cheerleaders: The First Evil,” this minor horror entry has enough going for it to keep the audience interested, but never seems to come together in a cohesive whole. A shorter running time would have accelerated the labored pace, but as it is, it plays like an overlong, tame TV movie, which is regrettable because there are flashes of inspiration here that point the way to later, superior movies like “The Craft” and “Black Swan.”

Rating:  ★★ (out of 5)

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