Okay, so it’s probably more than just a haunted mirror. It’s probably a super evil haunted mirror. All you have to know is that this is from the guys who did “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity,” so the name of the game here isn’t fancy schmancy CGI monsters, but a preference for practical old-school scares. So if that’s your speed, Mike Flanagan’s “Oculus” looks pretty good.
It’s also “Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillan’s first major Hollywood leading role, so that’s cool, too.
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, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, James Lafferty, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, Garretty Ryan, and Kate Siege.
Scaring you this April 11th.