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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kaylie Russell
... Tim Russell
... Marie Russell
... Alan Russell
... Young Kaylie
... Young Tim (as Garrett Ryan Ewald)
... Michael Dumont
... Dr. Shawn Graham
... Marisol Chavez
Scott Graham ... Warren
Michael J. Fourticq ... St. Aidan Security Guard
... Mark (Supervisor)
... Phone Store Clerk (as Katie Parker)
... Neighbor
... Officer 1 (as Brett Luciana Murray)
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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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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

Filmed in October 2012, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2013, but not given a proper release until April 2014. See more »

Goofs

In her chronology of owners of the glass, Kaylie mentions a Robert Clancy who acquired the glass in 1864. She mentions that while attending the University of Connecticut he was known as "the whale". The University of Connecticut opened as Storrs Agricultural College in 1881 and did not become the University of Connecticut until 1939. 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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Oculus (Remix)
Mixed by Paul Oakenfold
Additional Production and Engineered by Hank Kalleen
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An awesome film that kept my blood pressure up the whole time!
23 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Oculus is a nail biting thrill ride which artfully takes us on a complex journey of the two main characters and it charts how their lives have morosely ended up at this salient moment in time. We are frequently taken back to the past and brought back to the present with an ease that defines the characters and the film. There is little in the way of location and this adds to the desperation of the characters as they live out their lives constrained by an evil power. The whole cast are exceptional and their performance draws you deeper and deeper into the film, and has you mentally willing to help these poor souls in anyway you can. The direction and script are outstanding and intelligent without being all smart ass! An excellent movie and a must for movie fans who enjoy losing themselves in film.


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