Oculus, 2013 - ★★★

Oculus, 2013 - ★★★


“No one can break your delusion, you have to do that yourself.” - Tim Russell (Brenton Thwaites)

Two timelines weave in and out of each other, detailing brother and sister Tim & Kaylie Russell's horrific childhood. Witnessing their father drift into madness, and seeing their their mother murdered. Now a young woman Kaylie's obsessed with seeking the truth, and to prove that an antique mirror holds the key.

Writer/director Mike Flanagan expands ideas from his supernatural short (that was hugely respected among horror fans) into an intelligently structured, if flawed at times feature of its own. While it isn't the scariest of movies, its at least a cut above the recent CG FX reliant crap. I'd be highly surprised if it doesn't end up in my top 10 horror movies come the end of year. Now if the studios could let Eduardo Rodriguez expand his short 'Daughter', or for them to let David Muñoz go nuts and make 'Fist of Jesus' into a feature.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

The amazing Karen Gillan, an actress I vaguely remember from a little Brit scifi show I've watched for a decade or 3. Thankfully she doesn't disappoint ... though I was irked as to why she pouts so damn much, when 99% of the movie her character was with her own brother.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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