Oculus Available On Blu Ray And Dvd August 5th
Seeing is deceiving in this disturbingly original horror flick that reflects heart-stopping terror as you’ve never imagined!
It’s been ten years since the lives of siblings Tim (Brenton Thwaites; Maleficent) and Kaylie Russell (Karen Gillan; “Doctor Who”) were shattered and Tim was convicted of murdering their parents. Now released from a mental institution, Tim wants to move on, but his sister has other plans. Kaylie blames their childhood nightmare on the Lasser Glass—an antique mirror with a grisly history—which she intends to destroy by any means possible, even as the mysterious entity continues to cast sinister spells on anyone who gazes into it.
If you like horror, then this is the movie to see this summer. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and in full dread mode. Director/Co Writer/Editor Mike Flanagan delivers an intensely terrifying movie. So sit back, get your popcorn and I guarantee you may not want to look in your mirror when you are done.
About Mike Flanagan (Co-Writer/Director)
In 2005, MIKE FLANAGAN (Director/Co-Writer/Editor) turned to the horror genre for the first time with his original short film Oculus. The film, shot on the miniscule budget of just under $1,500, went on to win over a dozen awards at film festivals around the world.
In 2011, Flanagan cemented his reputation as a promising horror director with Absentia, which was shot on a budget of $70,000. This minimalist, dread-filled feature was met with critical acclaim and also won numerous awards on the film festival circuit, establishing him as a “major new talent” (Sound on Sight) in the horror genre.
Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop Spalding High School in Severna Park, Maryland, where he was active in the drama department and the president of the SGA. He also anchored the morning television show, and produced commercials and short videos for the students.
A graduate of Towson University’s Electronic Media and Film department, he began his feature film career in 2000 with Makebelieve at the age of 21. His follow up, Still Life (2001) was an award winning digital feature shot in and around Baltimore.
Flanagan then produced television programming for Discovery and ESPN in 2002. In 2003, he wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Ghosts of Hamilton Street. Later that year, Mike was the Director of Photography for the cult hit Chainsaw Sally by Writer/Director Jimmyo Burril.
Mike moved from Baltimore to Los Angeles the day after Chainsaw Sally wrapped, and almost immediately found work directing & editing “The Gleib Show” for National Lampoon Networks and several reality television programs, as well as regional commercials.