At first glance, Oculus looks like an original tense thriller/horror; it is for the most part, but it unfortunately dabbles in uninspired horror clichés which cheapen the whole film.
The premise of Oculus in intriguing, it revolves around a mirror that two children/adults want to prove is ‘haunted’. The mirror possess people by deceiving others. Essentially every stare into the mirror is deceiving, which causes the fine line between reality and fiction to become blurred. The film gets points for an original premise, although ‘Mirrors’ followed a similar premise, but the execution of the premise is clouded by dull, [...]