Oculus (2013)

Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard and Jeff Seidman. Directed by Mike Flanagan.

Starring Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane.

Plot: A woman with the sort of aide of her brother tries to prove that a mirror is to blame for the deaths of her mother and father.

maxresdefaultWe had a really hard time liking anyone in this movie except maybe the fiance but yea… and the writing sucked, as did the story. The characters were inconsistent, one minute they are scared to death of their mother and the next they are breaking into a room to see if she is ok, one minute the father is choking her and the next she is crying because the brother shot him. Unrealistic and unclear motive, why did the mirror have this power? No innovation, no rules and definitely no Freddy Claws (see our rating system for more info).

I looked at the clock 29 minutes in wondering how much longer i had watch this garbage. Though there were a couple creepy parts we were too mad at the movie to enjoy them and be scared. Great effects though, points for them.

The movie left us with plenty of questions too like, Why did the mirror affect the cell phones when it couldn’t affect the batteries of the lights and cameras. Why do the children call the doctor and bring the neighbor but never call the cops. The whole movie you don’t know what is happening or what is real or not and no, not in a remotely good way. To top everything off the ending is complete and utter shit! And even worse is we knew it was coming.

All in all a HUGE disappointment, Tara gave it a 14 and i gave it an 11.

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About DJVoorhees13

I don't believe in long winded reviews. I love Jason Voorhees. My favorite Friday is Friday 4: The Final Chapter (even though it isn’t), but I even like Friday 5: A New Beginning. I know the killer is not technically Jason, but you gotta love little Reckless and the blonde woman who keeps throwing him around. My guilty pleasures are Return of the Living Dead Parts 1 – 3. I know they’re not everyone’s favorites, but I can watch them over and over again with no reprieve. I also happen to think that Return of the Living Dead 3 characters Julie and Curt have one of the greatest love story ever told. When I’m not watching horror movies, I’m usually watching old TV shows or reading books/comics. Currently watching Star Trek: Voyager and reading anything by Dante Alighieri.
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2 Responses to Oculus (2013)

  1. ReyShelley says:

    Agreed! Such a disappointment! I do not understand the praise this movie gets! Is is too predictable, you can see how this ends about 10-15 min. in. And don’t get me started on the characters! The lead female drove me crazy with her silly plan!

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