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104 min
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Mike Flanagan
2 wins & 7 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2014-04-11
Filming Locations: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Budget: $5,000,000
Opening Weekend: $12,005,402 (USA) (13 April 2014)
Gross: $27,689,474 (USA) (22 June 2014)
Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan
Brenton Thwaites
Tim Russell
Katee Sackhoff
Marie Russell
Rory Cochrane
Alan Russell
Annalise Basso
Young Kaylie
Garrett Ryan
Young Tim
James Lafferty
Michael Dumont
Miguel Sandoval
Dr. Shawn Graham
Kate Siegel
Marisol Chavez
Scott Graham
Michael J. Fourticq
St. Aidan Security Guard
Katie Parker
Phone Store Clerk
Justin Gordon
Mark (Supervisor)
Bob Gebert
Brett Luciana Murray
Officer 1
Zak Jeffries
Officer 2
Elisa Victoria
Skype Worker
Dave Levine
Robert Clancy
Stephanie Minter
Virginia Lasser
Lesa Johnson
Mary O'Connor
Allison Boyd
Beatrice O'Connor
James Flanagan
Tobin Capp
Alexandra Beer
Marcia Wicker
Marc Evans
Oliver Jeffries
Toni White
Alice Carden
Ashley Bonds
A. Thompson (uncredited)
Bennett Wayne Dean Sr.
Auction Attendee, Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Doris Dean
Art Auction Attendee (uncredited)
Amanda Spears
Art Auction Buyer (uncredited)
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Filmed in October 2012, first shown at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2013, but not given a proper release until April 2014.
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Filmed in 24 days.
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Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff have both worked with Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista. Karen Gillan would star opposite Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and Katee Sackhoff starred opposite Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in "Riddick".
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In the moving scenes when the mirror is placed in the home office there is a Dell 2013 model flatscreen monitor on the desk. These events were supposed to take place 11 years prior. Flat screen monitors were a rarity and were much smaller in size.
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When Kaylie is giving the history of the mirror, she says that it was thought to have been destroyed in Sherman's March to the Sea in 1865. Sherman's march occurred in 1864.
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When Kaylie starts recording her video, she says the time is 4:15PM. Two minutes later when Michael calls her, she says "Could you try and call on the hour? It's about seven past."
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Kaylie Russell: [after uncovering the mirror] Hello again! You must be hungry.
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Alan Russell: I've met my demons and they are many. I've seen the devil, and he is me.
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Tim Russell: It was the mirror!
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What is Oculus about?
Oculus is a 2013 horror film in which Karen Gillan stars as a young woman who convinces her younger brother (Brendon Thwaites), recently discharged from a mental institution, to return to their childhood home for the first time in 11 years and record evidence that her brother was not responsible for the deaths of their parents (Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane) and that their parents were victims of evil demons that are living within an ancient mirror and keeping a promise to destroy the mirror.
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Photos from cast
Courtney Bell Karen Gillan