FANDOM


Oculus
Oculus (2013)
Credits
Title: Oculus
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan; Jeff Howard; Jeff Seidman
Produced by: Jason Blum; Morgan Peter Brown; Marc D. Evans; Justin Gordon; Michael Ilitch, Jr.; Dale Armin Johnson; Anil Kurian; Michael Luisi; D. Scott Lumpkin; Trevor Macy; Julie B. May; Glenn Murray; Jason Poh; Peter Schlessel; Joe Wicker
Music by: The Newton Brothers
Cinematography: Michael Fimognari
Edited by: Mike Flanagan
Production
Distributed by: Relativity Media
Blumhouse Productions
Released: September 8th, 2013
Rating: R
Running time: 104 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $5,000,000 [1]
Gross: $27,689,474 (US)
$44,030,246 (Worldwide) [2]
Navigation
Previous:
Next:

Oculus is an American independent horror film of the supernatural thriller genre. The movie was written and directed by Mike Flanagan and co-written by Jeff Howard and Jeff Seidman. It was produced and distributed through Relativity Media and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 8th, 2013. It was released in the United States on April 11th, 2014. [3]

The premise of the film involves the Russell family who, eleven years earlier, inherited an antique mirror with supernatural properties that ultimately resulted in the deaths of Alan and Marie Russell, and traumatized their two children, Kaylie and Tim. In the ensuing years, Tim was remanded to a mental health facility while Kaylie became obsessive over the properties of the mirror. In the present day, Kaylie labors to find a way to destroy the mirror once and for all, but she needs her brother's help.

Oculus stars Karen Gillan as Kaylie Russell, Brenton Thwaites as Tim Russell, Katee Sackhoff as Marie Russell and Rory Cochrane as Alan Russell. Other cast members include Annalise Basso as young Kaylie, Garrett Ryan as young Tim, James Lafferty as Michael Dumont, and Miguel Sandoval as Doctor Shawn Graham.

Plot Edit

Cast Edit

Notes Edit

  • Copyright holder: © 2013, Lasser Productions, LLC.
  • Oculus is based on the screen short Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan, which was written and directed by Mike Flanagan and produced in 2006.
  • Oculus was presented by Relativity Media and Intrepid Pictures in association with MICA Entertainment, LLC and WWE Studios. It was distributed in the United States through Relativity Media.
  • Filming for Oculus took place in the cities of Mobile, and Fairhope, Alabama.
  • Oculus closed out of theaters on June 26th, 2014. It had been in circulation a total of eleven weeks (seventy-seven days). [6]
  • At its widest release, Oculus was screened in 2,648 movie theaters. [7]
  • Actress Catherine Parker, who plays a phone store clerk, is uncredited for her participation in this film.
  • Actress Ashley Bonds, who plays a character named A. Thompson, is uncredited for her participation in this film.
  • Actor Bennett Wayne Dean, Sr., who plays an auction attendee and a restaurant patron, is uncredited for his participation in this film.
  • Actress Doris Dean, who plays an art auction attendee, is uncredited for her participation in this film.
  • Actress Amanda Spears, who plays an art auction buyer, is uncredited for her participation in this film.

Data Edit

  • This is Mike Flanagan's fifth film as a director. It is his first film in the horror genre.
  • This is Mike Flanagan's fifth film as a screenwriter. It is his first film in the horror genre.
  • This is Jeff Howard's first film work as a screenwriter.
  • There is a total of 36 credited cast members in this film. There is a total of 30 cast members in the entire film. 4 cast members are uncredited.
  • There are a total of 28 characters in this film. 19 characters in this film are identified by name. 15 characters are given full names.
  • This is Karen Gillan's 7th film as an actress. It is her fourth feature film and her first American film. It is also her first horror film.
  • This is Brenton Thwaites' 4th film as an actor. It is his 3rd feature film and his first horror film.
  • This is Katee Sackhoff's 16th film role. It is her 7th feature film role and her 3rd horror film role.
  • This is Rory Cochrane's 22nd feature film role. It is his 1st work in the horror genre.

Fun facts Edit

  • The tagline for this film is, "You see what it wants you to see".
  • An oculus denotes a circular opening in the center of a dome or in a wall. Originating in antiquity, it is a feature of Byzantine and Neoclassical architecture.
  • Actress Karen Gillan is best known for playing the role of British time traveler Amelia "Amy" Pond on series 5-7 of the BBC television series Doctor Who.
  • During the auction where the mirror is sold, the auctioneer mentions that the mirror was acquired from the Levesque Estate. WWE Superstar Triple H's real name is Paul Levesque and WWE Studios is one of the producers of this film. [8]

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. IMDB; Oculus (2013); Box office & business.
  2. Box Office Mojo; Oculus (2013); Total lifetime grosses.
  3. Market Watch.com; "WWE® Studios, Relativity and Blumhouse Productions Partner on Intrepid Pictures’ Oculus"
  4. IMDB; Oculus (2013); Box office & business.
  5. Amazon.com; Oculus (2013); Blu-ray.
  6. Box Office Mojo; Oculus (2013); Domestic summary.
  7. Box Office Mojo; Oculus (2013); Domestic summary.
  8. IMDB; Oculus (2013); Trivia.