Karen Gillan Talks About Oculus

Karen Gillan Oculus Interview
Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites in 'Oculus' (Photo Credit: John Estes ©2013 Lasser Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)
Writer/director Mike Flanagan is a huge Doctor Who fan and pursued Karen Gillan (‘Amy Pond’) for the lead role of Kaylie Russell in Oculus. Fortunately for Flanagan (and other Doctor Who fans), Gillan loved the premise and the script and signed on to play a young woman who’s certain her parents were killed by supernatural inhabitants of an antique mirror. And in this interview courtesy of Relativity Media, Gillan discusses what it was that drew her in, how this film separates itself from other genre pictures, her character, and getting into the role. She also talks about the mirror which plays a key part in the overall story.
Oculus opens in theaters on April 11, 2014.
The Plot:

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…
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