WHO’S IN IT?
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Katee Sackhoff (Riddick), James Lafferty (One Tree Hill), Miguel Sandoval (Jurassic Park), Kate Siegel (Towards Darkness), Annalise Basso (Standing Up), Garrett Ryan (Insidious: Chapter Two)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mike Flanagan (Absentia), director, writer, editor; Jeff Howard (film debut), writer; Marc D. Evans (The Raven) and Trevor Macy (The Cold Light of Day), producers; The Newton Brothers (Detatchment), composers; Michael Fimognari (The Walking Dead), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Kaylie Russell (Gillan) tries to convince her brother Tim (Thwaites), who was convicted of the murder of their parents (Cochrane and Sackhoff) when they were children, that the crime was in fact committed by a supernatural phenomenon that resides in their old mirror…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Oculus is that rare beast: a horror film that actually relies on suspense and heavy character drama over jump-scares and needless gore.