Starring Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, and Garrett Ryan
Directed by Mike Flanagan
While the premise is silly, I must admit that it pulled me in. Unfortunately, after I was enticed by the lack of ghosts and blood and violence, the film never really went anywhere. Surprisingly, tension never mounts in the "past" story as we're told almost from the beginning how that pans out, and unfortunately the "present" story wears a little thin. Oculus attempts to blend the two tales together in a way I won't delve into here, but I found that this didn't work after the film's initial attempts. All of the actors are of a high quality, but they can't elevate this story which just didn't scare me in the slightest.
The RyMickey Rating: D+