Oculus

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Oculus
Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of their teenage siblings forever changed when the boy was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, he is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but his sister, 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 her brother's innocence, she 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, the siblings soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again.

103 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Horror.
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Credits

Cast
Karen Giliian, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan
Director
Mike Flanagan
ScreenplayMike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, from the short screenplay by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Seidman
MusicThe Newton Brothers
CinematographyMichael Fimognani
EditingMike Flanagan
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byRelativity Media, Intrepid Pictures, MICA Entertainment, WWE Studios, Blumhouse Productions, Lasser Productions

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconDie donker ondertone spook, nie bloed.
10
Cape Times
John de Fore quote icon Cheap thrills.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWith its overreliance on first-person narratives and by-the-numbers plotting, the horror genre has become stale and predictable. Oculus isn't a perfect antidote to all of this but it's sufficiently different to hold one's attention and what it lacks in the way of a fear factor it makes up for through suspense.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconI can't say I was ever bored and there are enough decent jolts and creepy moments to hold one's interest until the final big twist, if you will, at the end. It's just that the material revolving around the supernatural story isn't explained thoroughly or kept mysterious enough to keep us on the edge of our seats.
10
Metacritic.com
28 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
121 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWith an emphasis on dread over gore and an ending that leaves the door wide open for sequels, Oculus could be just the first spine-tingling chapter in a new franchise for discerning horror fans.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconOutstanding horror flick has gore, children in peril.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
199 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
40214 users
13
Internet
43283 Netizens quote iconTwisted Story with Excellent Performances
13

Average .. 63%

13

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