The latest horror flick written and directed by Mike Flanagan (‘Absentia’,’Still Life’) drops on April 11th and I have to tell you, ‘Oculus‘ looks like a lot of fun. While the trailer for the film looked pretty good, the new clip and TV spot really up the ante and has me pretty convinced it is one film I’ll want to see in the theater and not just wait for home video. It really does help though that it stars fan favorites Karen Gillan (‘Doctor Who‘,’Guardians of the Galaxy‘) And Katee Sackhoff (‘Battlestar Galactica‘,’Riddick‘).
With haunted movies being so popular as of late I’m glad to see one bringing us some amazing actresses in the lead roles for one and really hope they can pull off the creepy vibe that the initial scenes from the movie are giving us. These two both deserve to get quite a bit more onscreen time and while I’m sure Karen will be getting a few offers after her upcoming role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, I’d like to see more of her on the big screen while not being cast as an alien. Any fan of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ can tell you exactly why Katee Sackhoff deserves to be in more horror and science fiction films.
First up we have the movie clip titled ‘Night Terrors’ rom the film:
Second, we have a TV spot for ‘Oculus’ called ‘Hello Again’:
And in case you missed it the first time around, here’s the synopsis for the film:
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.
Personally from these two I want to see the movie even more than when I had just seen the trailer and casting. What do you think? Does this look like a great horror flick to check out or a cash in on the paranormal and haunted sub-genre or horror that has become so popular in recent years?