Oculus trailer: we see dead people… in the mirror

You know that’s how they sold this film. “We see dead people… in the mirror!” was the pitch, and some studio exec shouted, “Shut up and take our money!”

And then they cast Karen “Amy Pond” Gillan and Katee “Starbuck” Sackhoff, and the fanboys shouted, “Shut up and take our money!”

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RogerBW
RogerBW
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 1:11pm

It looks pretty generic apart from the casting, but the job of the trailer is to make it look generic. There might actually be an interesting story in here.

Drave
Drave
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 4:05pm

Torn between my desire to support Karen Gillan and my general dislike of horror.

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
reply to  Drave
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 6:47am

Ms. Gillan is hardly the first female TV star to appear in a bad horror movie and I doubt she will be the last.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Tonio Kruger
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 9:45am

We don’t know yet if it’s bad. It might be good!

Paul Wartenberg
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 1:24pm

I’m keen on the actors making this a higher-quality horror flick… but the plot itself screams “why you so stupid, humans?” I’d be like “wrap up that mirror, bury it in a lake, run away and live normal lives!” Eddie Murphy ranted about this kind of stupidity (granted, he starred in that Disney Haunted Mansion movie later…)

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 6:43am

One would think that Speculum would have been a better title, but I suspect they feared that people would assume it was a movie about gynecology.