April 14, 2014


Oculus, 2014. A woman plans to document an evil mirror's evilness before destroying it.

Directed by Mike Flanagan. Written by Flanagan & Jeff Howard, based on their short film. Starring Karen Gillan & Brenton Thwaites, with Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, & Garrett Ryan.

Concept: B
Story: It opens with a dream sequence. This situation continues. There are probably a couple dozen instances (I'm not even exagerating) of Waking Up From Something Horrible Oh It Was All a Dream. Which I guess is the point? Which makes everything pretty pointless. D
Characters: B
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: C
Acting: B
Music: B
Enjoyment: It's very scary, but takes cheap routes to get there. Like variations on a theme of eating glass. C

GPA: 2.4/4

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