A new poster and stills, along with a full length trailer for the Mike Flanagan-directed (Absentia, Ghosts of Hamilton Street) horror flick Oculus has just hit – and it looks like it has the chance to be pretty damn scary. I’ll be seeing the film and interviewing the filmmakers this week at SXSW but the rest of you don’t have long to wait since Relativity is releasing it nationwide April 11th.
Mike Pereira raved about the film out of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. It stars Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Not Another Happy Ending), Brenton Thwaites (the upcoming Maleficent and The Giver), Rory Cochrane (Argo, Parkland) and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick).
“Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…”