"Oculus" may end up becoming the horror highlight of the year, and director Mike Flanagan explains just why that is. In the film, an already damaged family consisting of psychologically troubled orphans believes that a strange mirror may responsible for their destruction. While Flanagan admits to being a natural-born skeptic, there's no doubt that the possibilities of horrific supernatural events has crossed his mind.

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In the clip below, the director explains that the most terrifying element in his film is the family-centric plot. Though people desperately wish to believe that their families will always be safe, "Oculus" shows the looming dangers from outside forces that can consume a family's life and ultimately drive them to madness.

Check out the clip over at The New York Times.