Sunday, 29 June 2014

#42 OCULUS

#42 OCULUS

Starring Karen Gillan,  Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites and Rory Cochrane.

Written and directed by Mike Flanagan.

Creepy little chiller.

12 years ago two children watched their parents go bat-shit crazy and their father kill their mother before getting his own son to shoot him to death, but that said, it might be the evil mirror who forced him to do it...

12 years later, the  little girl is now the grown up Karen Gillan, sporting a snappy American accent who has spent the last 12 years tracking down the mirror, recruits and her brother, Brenton Thwaites freshly out of a mental institution- having finally accepted the fact he was the killer - in order to exact her revenge. Luckily his sister has 'kidnapped' the mirror and rigged her old parent's house with a variety of cameras and gadgets to exact revenge and destroy the mirror once and before, but not before she films the whole thing as hard evidence.

Then it's a spiral into insanity as bro and sis go mad, or do they... As the mirror, or does it... makes them do it, while eating dogs... But what if it doesn't..?

Cutting between the events 12 years previously and the present as 'something' transpires this is a okay little shocker which avoids, on the whole, annoying jump shocks in favour of psychological horror.

By no means the 21 century's answer to The Exorcist, that's still the Exorcist, this isn't a bad film and is quite effective at times, plus Karen Gillan does a sterling job.

7/10

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