Oculus ★★½

It was very interesting watching this movie after I've seen Haunting of Hill House. Flanagan used several of very similar ideas and tropes in both works. But while they were brilliantly executed in Hill House, Oculus suffers from some narration and pacing problems. First part of the movie drags while the second races ahead. The mystery, the twist, instead of being slowly unraveled, pulling us deeper and deeper, is rushed and feels convoluted - and not in a good way. Perhaps Hill House was what Flanagan wanted to do with Oculus but couldn't, due to time restraints of a movie.

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