New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
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
Oculus is...trippy. I can't say it's horrifying, not in my opinion at least, because I like the oldies horrors (think Wes Craven, Steven King). This movie messes with your mind. Not to say it wasn't good, it had jump scares, and did get me several times. It's between time periods, but only tells you once that it was in the past...so after that you're left guessing past or present, which is why some people may not like it- it can get confusing. It doesn't have massive amounts of graphic effects- I liked it none the less though, it didn't need them to carry itself. In all, I liked the movie and do recommend it to people who like movies that are psychological like this, that can mess with your mind a little and be a little scary as well.
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