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.
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
Special effects/design: C
Enjoyment: It's very scary, but takes cheap routes to get there. Like variations on a theme of eating glass. C