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Acclaimed horror Oculus on Blu-ray and DVD in October

17 September 2014

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 realise, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again...

Former Doctor Who assistant, Karen Gillan stars alongside up and coming Australian Brenton Thwaites (The Giver, and Maleficent) and Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff in the critically-acclaimed Oculus, co-written by Jeff Howard and director Mike Flanagan (Absentia).

Just for the record, we didn't love it, but we did like it. It's certainly one of the better American horrors of recent years, and one of the more intelligently handled.

Oculus will be released on UK Blu-ray and DVD on the 20th October 2014 – just in time for Hallowe'en – by Warner Home Video (now why wasn't that mentioned once on the press release?) at the RRP of £25.99 for the Blu-ray and £20.99 for the DVD. Seriously?

Extra features will include:

  • Deleted scenes

  • Inside the Mirror

  • Oculus Chapter 3: The Man with the Plan