Movie pick: Oculus (NC16)

I was dreading going to this movie.

Producer Jason Blum is the same guy who did Paranormal Activity and Insidious, two very scary films.

Oculus is about a family with a murder problem.

Tim (Brenton Thwaites) is released from a mental hospital 10 years after killing his dad, who had killed his mum.

Tim's sister Kaylie (Karen Gillan) is convinced that all this nastiness was caused by a haunted mirror, and sets out to prove it.

Considering that the action revolves around an evil mirror, it's only fitting that Oculus inhabits a warped world in which reality becomes indistinguishable from illusion.

The cast is fantastic, particularly Gillan. There's something about a ginger in a horror movie that makes it extra creepy.

This article was published on April 23 in The New Paper.

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