6.5/10
114,905
461 user 362 critic

Oculus (2013)

Trailer
2:32 | Trailer
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director:

Mike Flanagan

Writers:

Mike Flanagan (screenplay by), Jeff Howard (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
2,219 ( 304)
3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Gillan ... Kaylie Russell
Brenton Thwaites ... Tim Russell
Katee Sackhoff ... Marie Russell
Rory Cochrane ... Alan Russell
Annalise Basso ... Young Kaylie
Garrett Ryan ... Young Tim (as Garrett Ryan Ewald)
James Lafferty ... Michael Dumont
Miguel Sandoval ... Dr. Shawn Graham
Kate Siegel ... Marisol Chavez
Scott Graham Scott Graham ... Warren
Michael J. Fourticq Michael J. Fourticq ... St. Aidan Security Guard
Justin Gordon ... Mark (Supervisor)
Katie Parker ... Phone Store Clerk
Bob Gebert ... Neighbor
Brett Murray ... Officer 1 (as Brett Luciana Murray)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You see what it wants you to see.

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Kaylie (Karen Gillan) is showing her brother photos of previous victims of the Lasser Glass, one of the final victim photos is actually a photo of writer/director Mike Flanagan's wife, actress Kate Siegel. See more »

Goofs

When Kaylie is giving the history of the mirror, she says that it was thought to have been destroyed in Sherman's March to the Sea in 1865. Sherman's march occurred in 1864. See more »

Quotes

Kaylie Russell: I found it!
Tim Russell: What do you mean?
Kaylie Russell: We only have few days.
Tim Russell: A few days for what?
Kaylie Russell: To keep our promise. And kill it.
See more »

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
See more »

User Reviews

 
Twisted Story with Excellent Performances
1 May 2014 | by hugorocksmySee 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.


146 of 214 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 461 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Blog | Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oculus See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,005,402, 13 April 2014

Gross USA:

$27,695,246

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,459,951
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed