Oculus (2013)

Oculus (2013)

Country:  USA

Director:  Mike Flanagan

Main Stars:  Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackoff, Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan

Storyline:  Family is torn apart by an evil haunting that follows an ancient mirror.

Review (Spoils): The Russell family move into a new home and everything is great for the family of four.  The husband is a workaholic and locks himself in his ground floor office as his wife drinks to herself. The young kids pay and try and to survive as the family is slowly falling apart. However, it is a family affair that is happening or is there an evil woman ghost in the ancient mirror located in his office.  The movie than moves to the future when the young kids are older and trying figure out if the mirror really is the issue or was it all in their minds.

As silly, it sounds above its not. The film plays back and forth on the current children after the fact of what happen and flashes from the past. The mirror becomes a focal point but at the same time, maybe it all really did not happen as they perceived or remembered.  Lots of ghostly images and arguments on trying to solve the past with the siblings. The movie has some nice red blood, glowing eyes, some jump parts, nasty fingernails, swinging pikes and a really make you cringe lightbulb scene.  Oh and really old black mirror that is possessed.

Rating:  One way to explain this film is Butterfly Effect meets Amityville Horror. The acting in this film for the whole cast is really well done and I have to admit this film hooked me in once the siblings were arguing about what really happened.  Something also about Karen Gillan is attractive and held my attention and her connection with her brother Brenton Thwaites was awesome. I do recommend this film and I was not disappointed by it.

7/10 Beers!


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