Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Danny_Weasel
First Trailer for Karen Gillan’s Oculus Hits Net
You may not believe me, but there is more to my life than just Doctor Who. I am also an aficionado of horror movies and a man who enjoys the simple pleasures of pro wrestling, so finding out that Amy Pond was doing a horror film made by WWE kinda got my attention on a number of levels.
You may remember that we reported on the film back in September when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival (where it won second place in the Peoples Choice Awards no less), well now we have a trailer to ogle. The film revolves around a young woman (Gillan), who attempts to exonerate her brother after he was convicted of a murder that he did not commit. The woman sets out to prove that the murder was actually committed by a supernatural phenomenon. The trailer however, tells us non of this and instead focuses on what really matters in a good horror film, all the juicy scary bits. We get bleeding mirrors and Karen doing her finest turning and looking scared pose (perfected over years on Doctor Who no doubt) along with what looks like a possessed Katie Sackoff and a clutch of what we can only assume are ghost children under three shrouds.
The film has been getting really positive reviews from every corner and is shaping up to be a bit of a classic by all accounts and if the trailer is a good representation of what can be expected, then it certainly has my attention as it reminds me of some of the better ‘creepy’ horror movies such as The Conjuring and Woman in Black. Remarkably though it seems to not feature any pro wrestlers making the jump to cinema, but fear not you can no doubt see Karen kicking a wrestlers ass in her next big picture, Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy which features former world champion Dave Bautista.
So what do you make of Oculus? Is it floating your boat or do you think it will sink without trace? Or maybe your just upset that John Cena isn’t in it? Let us know in the usual way in the space below.