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Filmed in 24 days.
Had director Mike Flanagan agreed to film Oculus in the "found footage" genre (like Paranormal Activity (2007)), a number of studios would have backed it as early as 2006. However Flanagan refused.
The definition of "oculus" is 1) a circular or oval window; 2) a circular opening at the top of a dome; 3) eye.
Filmed in October 2012, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2013, but not given a proper release until April 2014.
During the auction where the mirror is sold the auctioneer mentions that the mirror was acquired from the Levesque Estate. WWE Superstar HHH's real name is Paul Levesque and WWE Studios is one of the producers of this film. This is, however, just a strange coincidence... as WWE was not involved with the film at all until after it was completed and had already premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
Garrett Ryan, the actor who plays the younger Tim, is in two movies where he senses his future, older self. The first, is this movie. The second, is Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) where he plays a young Josh.
The same director Mike Flanagan, directed Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006), the short film which inspired Oculus.
Karen Gillan's first American role.
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Most of the pictures in the house show either reflections or water. For example in the upstairs hall there is a black and white photo of a lake reflecting some trees. Another picture shows two identical white boats.
Karen Gillan was first choice to play Kaylie as Mike Flanagan was a big fan of her work in Doctor Who (2005).
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To avoid confusion in writing two different timelines in the script, Mike Flanagan deliberately wrote the scenes in the past in italics.
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Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff have both worked with Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista. Karen Gillan would star opposite Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Katee Sackhoff starred opposite Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in Riddick (2013).
Making a film centered around a mirror comes with a whole set of production difficulties because everything is reflected in the mirror.
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The Bollywood remake of the film is called Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

When Tim is watching his younger self watching a cartoon on TV (about 1:08:12), the TV becomes filled with static and there are several "blips". If you slow motion during that scene, there are three pictures: 1. A close up of adult Kaylie; 2. Another close up of adult Kaylie; 3. A close up of adult Kaylie with her mouth open (as though she is screaming)

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