Monday, September 22, 2014
I finally sat down with Oculus the other night and got to answer the age-old question -- was it worth the wait? Was it? Stick with me!
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was committed of murder, by proving the crime was executed by a supernatural force.
The short answer is yes and no. More yes than no, but Oculus isn't quite as awesome as I'd hoped. It's still better, and smarter, than 95 per cent of mainstream horror movies, but the flick just isn't as shorts shitting as Absentia. And that's a shame.
Everything else about the movie owned. Well made, great score, good acting, a few solid scares and an original idea. Plus there's not a frame of CGI in the thing, near as I could tell. That's pretty boss when you stop to think about it. But I wasn't freaked out as much as I'd expected.
Oculus proves Flanagan is a smart genre filmmaker, and a talent to watch. I look forward to Somnia, which should be out later this year. And yeah, I'm curious to see what he does with I Know What You Did Last Summer. I just hope he cranks up the fear factor with his future endeavours.
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