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Movie review: Shocking end to horror tale

Oculus gives audiences characters to root for and its abrupt ending is no cop-out

Published on Apr 23, 2014 11:59 AM
 
In Oculus, Karen Gillan ropes in her on-screen brother (Brenton Thwaites, both above) to take down a mirror that supposedly houses a demonic spirit. -- PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

Review Horror

OCULUS (NC16)

103 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***

The story: Eleven years ago, siblings Tim, 10, and Kaylie, 13, were traumatised by the horrific deaths of their parents in a new house. Now, released from a psychiatric hospital, Tim (Brenton Thwaites) wants to move on, but Kaylie (Karen Gillan) is convinced that an antique mirror housing a demonic presence is responsible for what happened. With her brother's help, she plans to outwit the spirit and destroy the mirror.

 
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