Tim and Kaylie Russell (Karen Gillan) come home
to the house
where their parents might have been victims of the evil Lasser Glass- a mirror
that have passed down from person to person over the decades. OCULUS is
a movie that plays with your head
as the mirror plays with the heads of the brother and sister as it flashes back
and forth between when they’[re grown up and when they were kids. I do
wish the movie was more ambiguous like
the director wanted to make it and kept the end credits coda. OCULUS has plenty
of twists and creepy
moments in addition to Katee Sackhoff playing the mother of the two main
characters (who goes off the hinges). I
liked how Kaylie went through the history of the Lasser Glass and hope a sequel
taps into one of those stories mentioned in the history.
Audio Commentary with director Mike Flanagan
and Trevor Macy
Six deleted scenes (with optional audio commentary
director Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy) with an alternate coda I wish they kept
in (but some test audiences hated).
OCULUS original short (CHAPTER 3: MAN
WITH A PLAN) which has an optional audio
commentary which goes over the challenges of making a low budget short which
was originally one of nine planned shorts- it is more interesting to watch the
short that inspired the movie more than watching it without the commentary.
INSIDE THE MIRROR: CREATING OCULUS- director
talks about the making of the movie
Original theatrical trailer and previews for
FINAL ANALYSIS: OCULUS isn’t a bad horror
film at all. I hope a sequel gets made.
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