Oculus: Blu Ray Review
Released by Roadshow Home Ent
Doctor Who star Karen Gillan stars in this parallel storylines horror movie that's already received genre acclaim.
Gillan is Kaylie, who believes a mirror is haunted by supernatural powers and that it's wreaked havoc within her life as well as others. Gathering her brother who was jailed for the deaths in their family, Kaylie sets out to change the future by delving into the past.
There are a few smart scares here and there, but Oculus isn't really an edge of your seat horror kind of film, more a psychologically unsettling piece set over two timelines. Based on the director's own short story, Oculus benefits from Karen Gillan's solid turn (even if her accent isn't quite convincing enough) and a restrained direction, aimed at unsettling you rather than scaring you outright.