Katee Sackhoff

Review: 'Oculus' delivers intelligently nasty scares

Review: 'Oculus' delivers intelligently nasty scares

Two psychologically damaged siblings doing battle with a mysterious home furnishing makes for nervy moviegoing in the housebound chiller "Oculus."

The object in question is the Lasser Glass, an ornate, antique black cedar mirror of historically malevolent intentions, or so believes Kaylie (Karen Gillan), whose parents met a bloody, psychotic end a decade ago.

Her younger, more emotionally fragile brother Tim (Brenton Thwaites), fresh from a mental facility, is less sure of sis' theory and more intent on moving on from the tragedy. But he still participates in Kaylie's elaborate all-night exorcist-meets-ghostbuster plan to outsmart and destroy the mirror.