‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ Has a Spooky ‘Oculus’ Easter Egg

by Britt Hayes October 27, 2016 @ 12:53 PM
Weirdly enough, this week’s only new nationwide theatrical release is…Inferno. Luckily, Ouija: Origin of Evil hit theaters last week, giving thrill-seeking audiences a perfectly scary alternative to watching Tom Hanks solve some puzzles this Halloween weekend. If you’ve already seen Mike Flanagan’s surprisingly solid Ouija prequel, you may have noticed a particularly creepy easter egg lurking in the fictional family’s basement — and if you haven’t seen the film yet (or if you didn’t notice the first time around), Flanagan has confirmed a spooky connection to his previous horror hit, Oculus, which should inspire you to check out Origin of Evil this weekend.

‘Oujia 2’ Conjures ‘Oculus’ Writers for 2016 Release

by Britt Hayes April 30, 2015 @ 8:04 PM
Oculus was one of the more entertaining horror films of last year, while Ouija was kind of a puzzling box office success. Never underestimate the power of the teenage demographic, I guess. Due to its success, we’re getting the inevitable Ouija sequel, but there’s some promising news: this time around, the writers of Oculus will deliver the screenplay, ensuring that Ouija 2 will at least have a few fun tricks up its sleeve.

'Oculus' Director Set for 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Reboot

by Nick Romano September 15, 2014 @ 4:16 PM
Columbia Pictures
'I Know What You Did Last Summer' was one of the beloved horror franchises of the '90s and helped define the slasher genre for the decade, so we should have seen this one coming: Sony Pictures will introduce this classic to newer generations with an 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' reboot. What? 'Scream' is still kinda going on, so...

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Captain America 2' Runs Laps Around 'Rio 2'

by Jacob Hall April 13, 2014 @ 1:38 PM
This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.

'Oculus' Review

by Mike Sampson April 10, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Relativity Media
A horror movie has one job really: be scary. Beyond that, most flaws can be overlooked (at least temporarily). 'Oculus,' a horror movie ostensibly about a haunted mirror, has many flaws (not the least of which is that it's a horror movie about a haunted mirror; a tired premise if there ever was one), but it does one thing very, very well: be scary.

Exclusive 'Oculus' Featurette: What is the "Lasser Glass" Anyway?

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2014 @ 1:53 PM
The idea of a movie about an evil mirror tormenting and killing people over the years may seem a little silly, but 'Oculus' makes it work. Set in two time frames, it tells the story of how the "Lasser Glass" destroyed one family and how the survivors reunite years later to exact their revenge. We have an exclusive look at the history of this (thankfully fictional) object, narrated by star Karen Gillan who rips off a monologue on all the mirror's devilish deeds.

Exclusive: More With Karen Gillan on 'Oculus' and Her Villainous Turn in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

by Mike Sampson April 8, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Oculus’ – one of the scariest movies you’ll see this year – opens in theaters this Friday and to help get you excited, we have Part 2 of our interview with star Karen Gillan. We met with Gillan shortly after the film’s premiere at SXSW to talk a little bit more about the movie. Here, Gillan starts off explaining what she saw in ‘Oculus’ – a horror movie that actually feels new and exciting.

Exclusive: Karen Gillan Talks 'Oculus' and Why She's Always Wanted to Star in a Horror Movie

by Mike Sampson April 3, 2014 @ 8:41 AM
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It is a weird distinction that the impossibly perky and polite Karen Gillan is the star of the scariest movie of the year, 'Oculus'. In the film, she plays a young woman determined to crack - both literally and figuratively - the mystery behind an evil mirror that has haunted her family. Her red hair pulled back in a ponytail (which bounces hypnotically to and fro as if it were itself possessed) that's as tight as her personality.

'Oculus' Trailer: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Star Karen Gillan Battles an Evil Mirror

by Jacob Hall March 5, 2014 @ 12:16 PM
Focus Features
We have a good feeling about 'Oculus.' As the latest release from Blumhouse Productions (the folks behind 'Paranormal Activity' and 'Sinister'), the horror film follows a young woman who attempts to clear her brother's name after he is accused of a crime that was actually committed by a creepy supernatural entity living in a mirror. The full 'Oculus' trailer has arrived, and it looks like it'll have its fair share of chills and scares.