EXCL Images: The Frightened and Frightening Faces of “OCULUS”


The rapidly approaching OCULUS, from director Mike Flanagan, is surely something special. The follow-up to his low budget, terrifically atmospheric ABSENTIA is an unsettling and properly frightening piece of work, one with an ensemble of horrified and horrifying faces that sell both the eerie happenings and emotional heft on hand. FANGORIA is excited to present an exclusive peek at the film and its expression of terror, below.

Opening April 11 from Relativity, Blumhouse and WWE Studios, OCULUS opens ten years ago, “when tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents.  Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether:  a malevolent supernatural force­­ unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home.  Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century.  With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…”

Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane star in the film that should entice fans of pure mood, as well as those affected by more physical terror. For more, you can see our glowing review from TIFF here.




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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.

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