Mike Flanagan’s Oculus Gearing up for Production

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It’s always interesting to see bigger outlets like Variety reporting stories about horror movies that we reported on over a year ago as if the news were well … new.

In any event … Variety just broke the news that Absentia director Mike Flanagan will direct the feature length version of his short film, Oculus. The real news story isn’t that. It’s the production finally having an idea of when they will begin … for the record it’s late summer of 2012 for Intrepid.

An expansion of the award-winning short film by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Seidman, Oculus will tell the story of Tim and Kylie Russel, siblings reunited for the first time since a brutal murder-suicide shattered their family and their childhoods.

Institutionalized for most of his life, Tim has come to terms with the tragedy that befell his parents, but Kylie is convinced that the strange, ornate mirror that hung in her father’s study had a supernatural influence over the violent events. Now she’s tracked the mirror down to an auction house basement and is determined to prove the truth about its powers both to her brother and to the world. As she does, the past bleeds into the present, the ghosts of their childhood are awakened, and they must confront the truth about their shared past at the risk of their sanity…or maybe even their lives.

Check out the short below.

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