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WATCH: Creepy 'Oculus' Gets the NY Times Anatomy of a Scene Treatment

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 11, 2014 at 12:06PM

One of the year's biggest sleeper surprises could be "Oculus," a new horror film that has critics raving. Watch as director Mike Flanagan talks a clip from the film for New York Times' Anatomy of a Scene.
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'Oculus'
'Oculus'

One of the year's biggest sleeper surprises could be "Oculus," a new supernatural horror film that has critics raving. 72% on the Tomatometer is, for a horror movie anyway, quite promising. Indiewire's Eric Kohn wrote that the film, about a woman haunted by dark secrets that have taken the form of an uncanny presence in her mirror, is one of the scariest American horrors in years. Sign me up.

Watch as director Mike Flanagan talks a clip from the film for New York Times' Anatomy of a Scene.

Fun fact: "Oculus" premiered at Toronto last Fall in the Midnight Madness section, evidently causing little stir at the time.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.