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Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006)

A man sets out to prove an antique mirror is haunted.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Graham ...
Brandyn Feldman ...
Delivery Man
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Delivery Man
Matthew Reynolds ...
'Daddy' (as Matt Reynolds)
Flip ...
Himself
Danielle Zazula ...
Mirror Ghoul
Shea Cerveny ...
Mirror Ghoul
Kristin Gardner ...
Mirror Ghoul
Nathan D. McMahon ...
Mirror Ghoul
Chantelle A. Gil ...
Mirror Ghoul
Stephanie Gil ...
Mirror Ghoul
Lindsey Hughes ...
Mirror Ghoul
Sergio Beynaga ...
Mirror Ghoul
Michael Bloch ...
Mirror Ghoul
Robert M. Olson ...
Mirror Ghoul
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Storyline

Years ago, Tim Russel's father committed a horrible atrocity; it was always Tim's contention that the large ornate mirror his father possessed was the cause of this terrible event. Now after years of research, Tim has traced the bloody trail of destruction that treads in the wake of this dark and forbidding mirror. With a history of over 300 years of mysterious circumstance, Tim intends to capture these horrors on tape and reveal the true nature of evil that lies within. Written by anonymous

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No one knows who created it. No one knows what possesses it. But Tim Russel knows what it can do... and he's going to prove it. See more »

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Short | Horror

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Oculus: The Man with the Plan  »

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$2,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The mirror itself is actually available on line for sale, and is part of the "Howard Elliot" collection. Its frame is actually made of hard plastic. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic and operator visible in Scott Graham's glasses during the entire "history" section of the film. See more »

Quotes

Tim Russel: I have met my demons and they are many... I have seen the devil and he is me.
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References Ju-on (2000) See more »

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Fantastic and Frightening Short Film
19 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

THIS is what real inventive indie film-making is all about! Thanks to my connection to the horror review site KILLER REVIEWS.com (I'm a staff writer there), I had the privilege of finally seeing this. I'm still amazed at how much of it was based solely on building a sense of ever-increasing dread without so much as seeing a single limb hacked off and barely any blood at all!

Director Mike Flanagan reinforces the theory that still stands the test of time: it's not what you can see that really scares you, but what you CAN'T. Kudos as well to Scott Graham for a tremendous performance as a young man trying to solve the mystery of his parents' deaths and the connection the antique mirror (the focus of the story) has to what happened. No spoilers here, folks: if you haven't seen this yet at a local festival, hopefully you'll get the chance if this becomes part of a horror shorts collection in the future.

Mike Flanagan is definitely a director to watch, and Scott Graham is well on his way to following in the footsteps of great genre actors such as Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Campbell.

Outstanding first effort, and I hope to see MUCH more...


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