This week sees the release of Mike Flanagan's Oculus, the horror film that made its debut at TIFF last year, played to SXSW audiences last month and is finally going wide thanks to Relativity, Blumhouse and WWE.
I loved the film and spoke with director Flanagan about his latest work here, now tune in to our latest string of video interviews in which I speak with the cast: Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy), Kate Sackhoff (Riddick) and Rory Cochrane (Right at Your Door, Dazed and Confused). Here, they discuss tackling the intense nature of their roles, that sinister mirror that haunts the film and more.
Synopsis: Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…