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Who knew a mirror could be so deadly? Former “Doctor Who” companion Karen Gillan knows. She stars in Mike Flanagan’s “Oculus,” which looks like an old-school horror movie for the most part, with possibly a CGI shot or two sneaked in there. It also stars the girl from “Battlestar Galactica” getting possessed by an evil mirror. Then all manner of bloody shenanigans happen. Freaky deaky stuff, with lots of creative camerawork and editing from the looks of it.
Take a gander at the new trailer and a new poster for “Oculus” below, then try not to stare too hard at the mirror in your bathroom later today.
Ten years ago, 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…
Starring Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, and Katee Sackhoff.
Avoid the mirrors this April 11th.