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Oculus (2013)

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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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Storyline

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 where his father purportedly tortured and killed his mother before being killed himself by Tim. 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 found through working at an auction house. She then steals the mirror and the reluctant Tim follows his sister and has fragmented recollections from their childhood, going back to when his father Alan buys a mirror for the home office of their new family home. 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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You see what it wants you to see.

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Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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11 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,005,402, 13 April 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,695,246

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,327,693
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Trivia

The definition of "oculus" is 1) a circular or oval window; 2) a circular opening at the top of a dome; 3) eye. See more »

Goofs

When giving the story of the mirror, Kayleigh says its known history begins with Philip Lasser, 17th Earl of Leicester in 1754 who was killed by the mirror in 1755. In 1754, the title of Earl of Leicester was held by Thomas Coke. who was 1st Earl 1744-1759. There has been no Earl of Leicester with the surname Lasser. Two Earls were called Philip but both had the surname Sidney. There has never been a 17th Earl of Leicester; the farthest the title has passed was for the 7th Earls. See more »

Quotes

Alan Russell: I've met my demons and they are many. I've seen the devil, and he is me.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Draft Day/Oculus (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Oculus (Remix)
Mixed by Paul Oakenfold
Additional Production and Engineered by Hank Kalleen
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Twisted Story with Excellent Performances
1 May 2014 | by 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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