Trailer for OCULUS Gives Chilling Reflections. Literally.

As a child, I had an intense fear of mirrors and would cover up the one in my bedroom every night (maybe I read C.S. Lewis' Through the Looking Glass a few too many times). So the new trailer for Mike Flannigan's film Oculus most definitely gives me the creeps. As does the brilliant poster. A highlight of TIFF this past fall, Twitch critic Jason Gorber calls it "a slow burn film with a deliciously creepy mood, yet at the same time it remains exhilarating throughout."

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...

The film opens in the US on April 11; no word on other territories as yet. I might risk rekindling my childhood fear to see. Watch the trailer below.
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