The sexy Karen Gillan has been the star of Dr Who, and also played a small role in the rather excellent 2010 horror, Outcast. She is now set to return to the horror genre thanks to landing herself a lead role in Mike Flanagan’s supernatural horror, Oculus.
Mike Flanagan is the man responsible for the recent, and quite brilliant horror Absentia (review) and his new film Oculus has an intriguing synopsis:
Oculus centers on a murder that left two children orphans with authorities charging the brother while his sister believed that the true culprit was a haunted antique mirror. Now completely rehabilitated and in his twenties, the brother is ready to move on but his sister is determined to prove that the haunted mirror was responsible for destroying their family.
I believe Gillan will be playing the role of the sister. Flanagan directs from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard. Production begins this Autumn, with Intrepid’s Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans producing and financing the film.
More on this as it develops.
By Matt Wavish