There is just something inherently creepy and unsettling about mirrors. Maybe it is the idea that the you looking back is not truly you, or the idea that mirrors serve as a gateway for terrible terrible things. Whatever the reason, movies have been playing on this psychological film for years and the newest incarnation is that of Oculus set to hit theaters April 11.
If the fact that Oculus stars both Karen Gillan AND Katee Sackhoff doesn’t entice you then you are likely not the type of person I would hang out with but hey maybe you are just a horror movie fan like myself and if so, then check out the plot synopsis below:
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…
In addition to Gillan and Sackhoff, the film also stars Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) and Rory Cochrane (Argo). It comes from the producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious.
You can see the first official trailer for the film below: