Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Der Geheiminsvolle Spiegel was the original title of this German melodrama. Fritz Rasp, one of filmdom's foremost purveyors of repellant types, is cast as a cad from the city who takes charge of a castle in the country. It doesn't take long for Rasp to establish himself as a louse, and soon the entire countryside is hoping for his imminent demise. It so happens that, hanging on the wall of his baronial estate is a magic mirror which allows its owner to peek into the future. Rasp gazes into the mirror and sees himself being strangled to death -- and spends the rest of the picture in a vain effort to prevent this prophecy from coming true. The basic premise of The Mystic Mirror was included in the omnibus British horror film Dead of Night.
future, mirror, prediction, strangler