There are so many "scary'" movies made these days it's hard to keep them separated in your head. The new Oculus though tries to be a bit different.
When you see the preview for this movie, you may say, "Well, here we go again.." And being fair, that trailer does look like a thousand other flicks. But the story here is original, and flat out better than most of these kinds of movies.
There is this family that 11 years ago was torn apart by a series of violent events that seem to traced back to an antique mirror in the house. Turns out this mirror has a 400 year history of supernatural events tied to it, and is thought to be responsible for about 50 deaths. In short, it is a processed mirror. In this family, mom is killed, and dad is shot by his 10 year old son after dad became infected with what ever this mirror is dishing out. The son then goes and does 11 years in a mental hospital.
The daughter who is 2 years older than the son, goes into the Foster System. She learns all about this mirror, and has vowed revenge on the spirit, and is out to kill it. Flash forward to today. Her brother is released from the hospital, and they are all grown up. They return to the house where the crime against their family was committed. They set up an elaborate scheme to somehow harness and kill the mirror demon. But he/she/they have other plans. This is cleverly told in a mixture of flashback scenes and time travel scenes, which hold your attention. But what will happen?