The twenty-one-year-old Timothy "Tim" Allen Russell is discharged from a mental institution by his psychiatric Dr. Shawn Graham completely healed from a childhood trauma where his father purportedly tortured and killed his mother before being killed himself by Tim. His sister Kaylie welcomes him in the parking area and brings him home. Then she tells that they need to destroy an ancient mirror that she has found through working at an auction house. She then steals the mirror and the reluctant Tim follows his sister and has fragmented recollections from their childhood, going back to when his father Alan buys a mirror for the home office of their new family home. Kaylie and Tim see a woman with their father in his office and the behaviors of Alan and Marie change, ending in a family tragedy. Kaylie blames the mirror and now she wants to destroy it with Tim. Will they succeed?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It is far to be the right word defining "Oculus" but it is a real surprising film. first , for the story. simple and tragic and reminding old Greek tragedies. second , for the performances. not the last, for the great art of director to explore and use and give tension and seduction force to a film who is more than a horror but a remarkable one. for the wise use of illusion. for the science to give unity using the fragments as a sort of yellow bricks road. and for an idea not exactly unfamiliar. about family, fears, sibillings and the evil. and the enemy is too familiar for ignore the references about it. short, a good film. a special one. and little more.
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