Remember – you see what it wants you to see. So you might want to avoid your mirrors.
For those of you that don’t know, Oculus is a horror/thriller that centers around a haunted mirror. Kaylie Russell is obsessed with the mirror that used to inhabit her house. Her father killed her mother in a fit of psychotic rage, and her brother was convicted of killing her father the same night. She has spent her life hunting down the mirror to create an experiment to prove that the mirror is to blame for these attacks – and the attacks of many others before.
Check out the trailer for the movie below.
I was pleased with the movie, and I’m glad I went into it without seeing a ton of trailers. I didn’t fully know what to expect, and I jumped on a few occasions. It wasn’t nightmare-inducing by any means, but it was much better than some of the more recent movies of the same genre. Bonus points for the fact that they had many opportunities for nudity but they didn’t. I have been waiting a long time for horror movies to realize that gore and boobs does not equate to scary or interesting. Also, James Lafferty (from One Tree Hill) was in the movie as Kaylie’s fiancé, which made me very happy. I’ve missed him in my life.
Overall the movie was good. I’ve been looking for a good horror movie for a while now, and while this left a little bit to be wanted, it was definitely the best I’ve come across in a while. It switches quickly between the past and the present, which can be a bit confusing, but I was intrigued from the beginning to the end, even with the little twist ending. (Though it is a bit predictable, we’ll leave it up to you guys to tell us what you think)