QUEEN OF SPADES: THE LOOKING GLASS (2019) Reviews and overview

 

Queen of Spades: The Looking Glass is a 2019 Russian supernatural horror feature film directed by Aleksandr Domogarov from a screenplay by Maria Ogneva. The movie stars Angelina Strechina, Daniil Izotov and Yan Alabushev.

Plot:

The sinister ghost of the Queen of Spades is again thirsty for blood, and this time her victims are the pupils of the boarding school, located in an old mansion, shrouded in gloomy rumours.

Entertaining each other with grim horror stories about the murders of children who were committed in this house in the nineteenth century, teenagers find a mysterious mirror covered with mysterious drawings in the abandoned wing of the building.

For fun, the unwitting students recall the mystical rite of calling the spirit of the Queen of Spades and make the most intimate desires, hoping that the ghost will fulfil them. The jokers are unaware that their own souls will be the price to pay for each whim to come, and that the Queen of Spades will not rest until they get them all…

Reviews:

“The film might be unremarkable, but it’s far from an ostensibly bad experience. I think it might be easier to appreciate the film if you’re already familiar with the original Russian legends, but I guess they could have done a better job of setting up the rules and mythology behind the Countess.” Bloody Disgusting

“Though it doesn’t bring much new to the “teens in peril because they played a ghost-summoning game” subgenre, Queen of Spades: The Looking Glass offers enough visual flair and cultural differences to make it worth seeking out.” The Scariest Things

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