“Oculus” ranked No. 3 in the box office behind, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Rio 2” raking in $12 million during its opening weekend.
Jason Blum, the leading producer of the horror film has also produced “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity.”
He did not fail to bring another nail biting horror film to theaters.
This somewhat gory film keeps you on the edge of your seat with some intense scenes.
You can’t seem to look away even when you are watching the movie while hiding behind your hands.
There is a particular scene where Kaylie (Karen Gillan) is eating a bright red apple while changing light bulbs.
She places the apple next to a light bulb and the demonic mirror plays with her mind and makes it seem like she just took an enormous bite out of the light bulb.
“Oculus” is not just a horror movie with a few gory scenes. It plays tricks on your mind and perception while bending reality.
“You see what IT wants you to see,” is frequently said throughout the movie.
While you are watching this, all you can do is imagine the pain she is in and somehow you place yourself in her situation, while hearing her chew on broken glass and see her mouth begin to bleed.
The plot towards the beginning is a bit confusing.
It depicts a child shooting his father, which leaves you confused about what is going on. Soon, it becomes clear as to why they opened with this scene.
The movie jumps back and forth between flashbacks to the character’s childhood and to their present day nightmare.
The editing done to illustrate these flashbacks is very cleanly cut and runs smoothly throughout the film.
Several CSUSB students shared their thoughts about “Oculus.”
“Some scenes are very predictable if you are an avid horror film junkie. Others come from nowhere and leave you completely mind f**ked,” said Jessica Botello.
Elizabeth Astorga said, “I don’t watch horror films often because I find them cheesy and not scary at all, but ‘Oculus’ made me jump a couple of times.”
“I expected more from the ending. It was a typical ending that you could see from a mile away. I feel like they could have done a little bit better. It lacked creativity,” added Botello.
Break a mirror and you get seven years of bad luck. This isn’t the concept in “Oculus.” In this scenario, you have to break it.
While you watch this film, nothing can be trusted. You are strapped into a seat of suspense that lasts 104 minutes.
“In regards to the ending, I believe there is going to be a sequel. Everything in the final scene seems to be pointing to one,” said Teresa Perez.
Be careful when you think about buying antique mirrors and trinkets. “Oculus” will have you doubting your next antique purchase