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

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.

We’re unfamiliar with writer-director Mike Flanagan, but we’re plenty familiar with stars Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff, who built massive geek fanbases on the strength of their performances in ‘Doctor Who‘ and ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ respectively. (Gillan can also be seen in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’) Even if ‘Oculus’ ends up being generic, it should be worth seeking out just to see Kara Thrace and Amy Pond share the screen.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…

‘Oculus’ will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this weekend before opening in theaters on April 11.

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