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Oculus (I) (2013)

R  |   |  Horror  |  11 April 2014 (USA)
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A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

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The twenty-one year-old Timothy "Tim" Allen Russell is discharged from a mental institution by his psychiatric Dr. Shawn Graham completely healed from a childhood trauma. His sister Kaylie welcomes him in the parking area and brings him home. Then she tells that they need to destroy an ancient mirror that she has just bought in an auction. The reluctant Tim follows his sister and has fragmented recollections from his childhood, when his mother Marie buys a mirror for the home office of his father Alan. Kaylie and Tim see a woman with their father in his office and the behaviors of Alan and Marie change, ending in a family tragedy. Kaylie blames the mirror and now she wants to destroy it with Tim. Will they succeed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for terror, violence, some disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,005,402 (USA) (11 April 2014)

Gross:

$27,689,474 (USA) (20 June 2014)
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Trivia

Garrett Ryan, the actor who plays the younger Tim, is in two movies where he senses his future, older self. The first, is this movie. The second, is Insidious 2 where he plays a young Josh. See more »

Goofs

When Kaylie is showing to the camera the pictures of past murders, when she's showing the first pictures her red nail polish is peeled off and then when she moves on to the next pictures her red nail polish is fresh. See more »

Quotes

Kaylie Russell: [after uncovering the mirror] Hello again! You must be hungry.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Dog Trainer (2014) See more »

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Oculus (Remix)
Mixed by Paul Oakenfold
Additional Production and Engineered by Hank Kalleen
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User Reviews

 
Please see this film!
11 April 2014 | by (Durham, NC USA) – See all my reviews

This is a classic ghost story.

I won't spoil anything, but for a haunted mirror movie, I found it VERY effective.

There are only really 6 people in the film. The parents, and the children at 2 different ages. The film is not really linear, and it took me a while to get the flow of the constant changing from today and yesterday. Once I got it, I found it very clever.

What impressed me the most, however, is that there is hardly any blood, no nudity, no profanity, no sex, no gore and it scared the crap out of me!

No, it doesn't reinvent the genre (can you even really do that with the haunted mirror genre?), but it is a well crafted, well acted movie that really kept my interest all the way through.

The young girl was especially effective.

The film starts off slow and methodical and really hits its stride about the half way mark.

We need more films like this. Smart, clever "little" films - a few characters, a few props and lots of chills and thrills.

Please see this!

8/10


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