In between taking Selfies and terrorizing the galaxy, Karen Gillan has found time to be haunted by a cursed mirror in the upcoming film, Oculus. Gillan and Brenton Thwaites play Kaylie and Tim Russell, siblings whose lives were forever changed after the mysterious death of their parents. Like many of us, Kaylie believes the root of all her problems is an evil mirror, and she sets out to uncover the truth behind its curious presence. Oculus will open nationwide on April 11, but The A.V. Club has a chance for you to attend an early screening in Chicago on April 9, at 7:00 p.m. The first 80 people to click this link here and enter the code AVCLUB0411 will receive passes good for two. Remember, seating is first come, first serve so arrive early! A full synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“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…”