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Oculus (I) (2013)

 -  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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$27,689,474 (USA) (20 June 2014)
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Filmed in October 2012, first shown at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2013, but not given a proper release until April 2014. See more »

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Kaylie Russell: [after uncovering the mirror] Hello again! You must be hungry.
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Remake of Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006) See more »

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Oculus (Remix)
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Twisted Story with Excellent Performances
1 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though it wasn't as scary or gory, as I wanted it to be. It still managed to creep me out and get on my nerves, with it's very creative and elaborate story and excellent performances from all it's cast. I really enjoyed the chemistry between the two younger actors played by Annalise Basso & Garrett Ryan, and the relationship they had as characters, which added a lot of heart and sentiment to the whole story. Moreover, this movie was more a drama with some horror, because it didn't played with the whole scare and gore factors, but instead it was more about the the story behind the mirror and the effect it had with the people that surrounded it. It would be a good idea to make this a franchise because of how extensive its universe could be, as well as how many different stories and characters it could incorporate and continue to haunt, even though it's ending was melodramatic to me, it felt conclusive and eerily heartbreaking. Overall, it was a very good little drama-horror film that goes more farther than you could imagine and think.


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