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 “Fear Street: Cheerleaders” series, this minor horror entry has enough going for it to keep the audience interested, but never seems to come together as a cohesive whole. A shorter running time would have ameliorated the labored pace, but as it is, it plays like a tame, overlong made-for-television 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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