I thought Oculus would be your mediocre oh-look-a-cursed-mirror-let’s-kill-the-demon-inside kind of supernatural horror. Turned out it gave more than I expected. There’s a strong influence from Stephen King’s The Shining and 1408, as I see it. And I suppose that’s an enough hint to imagine the gist of the film.
There’s of course hit-and-miss. Liking the clever direction on the two storylines. Disliking the tacky ghosts and predictable jump scares.
If you’re in it for a fright, well, it ain’t Sinister, The Conjuring, or Insidious. But if you’re in for the smoke and mirrors, Oculus is a trip to a mind-bending labyrinth of delirium.
PS: I’ll be patiently waiting for the sequel. 😉