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Two siblings haunted by a childhood tragedy learn that the source of their horror is a mysterious mirror with a dark history. Tim (Brenton Thwaites) and Kaylie (Karen Gillan) were merely teenagers when both of their parents were brutally butchered. Convicted of the killings and sentenced to protective custody, Tim serves his time while Kaylie drifts into a deep despair. Years later, a newly free Tim does his best to lay the past to rest. Meanwhile, Kaylie is certain that her brother was innocent all along, and that the antique mirror their parents used to own holds the answer to her darkest questions. Upon locating the long-lost looking glass, Kaylie's deepest fears are confirmed -- a menacing force inhabits that mirror, and it has plagued every owner who has come into possession of it. Now, as curious Kaylie reacquires the mirror, the nightmarish cycle of horror returns with a vengeance.~Jason Buchanan
This film is a break from the current jump scare heavy/no substance trend in horror. Not to say there aren't jumpscares but I never felt disconnected from the story. Essentially the film deals with a haunted mirror that has plagued its owners for hundreds of years and now a girl and her brother wish to revisit the mirror that destroyed their childhood and family and put an end to its existence. Really tight, creepy, tense film. Admittedly I've always been a Gillan Anderson fan and this film showcases her quite a bit though I wouldn't say it presents her finest performance.
The story goes that there's a mirror that makes people see things and causes nothing but death and destruction.
The main characters lives were dramatically altered when they were exposed to the mirror in their childhood and decide to take matters into their own hands, although one requires a bit of convincing.
It's an exciting and interesting concept, to see them directly choose to face their fear and right the wrongs done to them, but you already know how its going to end before the movie even starts to pick up.
Without spoiling anything, it's not a good idea to mess with something that can alter your perception utterly and completely.
As far as newer horror movies go, this is one of the better ones. Don't be fooled just because it's by wwe studios. Also has an extra of a low budget mini version of this when the director was starting out. My memory is kinda foggy but it might be a student film.
The beginning of the movie was really good. The story was credible, I wish they would have given the realatio ship with fiancée more time. I liked the relationship between brother and sister. The picture was too dark at times.
I liked the movie overall but hoped the ending would have been scarier. Or that everyone would have died. It reminds me if ither ghost movies. When the son goes to hail at end it made me feel line the whole story was for nothing. It pretty much ended like it started, but with a couple more dead people.
A brother and sister who survived a horrid event as child, their father killed their mother, and tried to kill them, now grown up are trying to put the pieces back together from the terrible night. The brother still not sure what happened after being doped up in a hospital for years in released to his sister. She tries to prove to him, that it wasn't their parents going crazy, but an evil mirror who was responsible for the death of their parents.
'Oculus' is a great horror film. I enjoyed this film a lot. There are some twists that are unexpected, and the horror is truly scary. Both the plot and the storyline are very intriguing. I was hooked from the start of the film all the way up to the end credits. I am glad to have purchased this film. The blue ray pack offers more special features that help the viewer understand 'Oculus'.