Review | Oculus

Review 2014 by RD Clark

Title

Oculus

Written by: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan, Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff

Rated R
Running time: 105 mins

A brother and sister attempt to prove that a mirror with supernatural powers is responsible for the deaths of their parents.

This is a really unique idea. It is well acted, has nice tense buildup of tension and suspense; the kids were particularly engaging. I was having a lot of fun.

And then the last ten minutes happened, turning this into just another gore-fest with a terrible ending. Seriously, everyone in the audience groaned and I heard a lot of, “What the –?” of various sorts as I was leaving. I really detest movies that cannot find an ending, so they tack on something so predictable and clichĂ©.

I cannot recommend this. Go see something else.

Flytrap rating: 4/10

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