One of the year’s biggest sleeper surprises could be “Oculus,” a new supernatural horror film that has critics raving. 72% on the Tomatometer is, for a horror movie anyway, quite promising. Indiewire’s Eric Kohn wrote that the film, about a woman haunted by dark secrets that have taken the form of an uncanny presence in her mirror, is one of the scariest American horrors in years. Sign me up.
Watch as director Mike Flanagan talks a clip from the film for New York Times’ Anatomy of a Scene.
Fun fact: “Oculus” premiered at Toronto last Fall in the Midnight Madness section, evidently causing little stir at the time.