Horror movies you won’t want to watch alone: 2. Oculus
This is a horror movie that actually gives us two different timelines to follow. There is a past and a present, all following one family and their tragedy.
At the center of the horror and tragedy is an antique mirror.
After moving into a new home, a man purchases a gorgeous antique mirror for his home office. However, this is no ordinary mirror. This is a mirror that induces hallucinations. And in many cases, these hallucinations are horrific.
Over time, the power of the mirror leads to murder and tragedy. But that’s not the end of the story, after all, there are two timelines in play.
Ghosts and a promise to destroy the mirror lead siblings back together in the present day. The problem is that the mirror is not done with them. And as more death occurs, it is not long before you realize that whatever possesses that mirror has no intention of letting anyone destroy it.
This is a movie that takes horror and mixes it with tragedy and grief. It takes something as innocent as a mirror and makes it a tool for horror. And it does it in a way that is so well-done that you get sucked into the terror as well.
It is hard to look away from this film and it is done in a way that you don’t want to be alone and you don’t ever want to look in a mirror ever again.
Mike Flanagan does it again with Oculus, and it leaves you almost wishing there had been a sequel to this one, and yet knowing that it is a good thing that this was a standalone film as it doesn’t ruin the horror of what took place on the screen.