UPDATE: New 'Oculus' theatrical poster debuts

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March 10, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE Studios, Relativity and Blumhouse Productions announced a partnership in connection to the release of Intrepid Pictures' “Oculus,” the Mike Flanagan-directed supernatural horror film starring Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” “Not Another Happy Ending”), Brenton Thwaites (the upcoming “Maleficent,” “The Giver”), Rory Cochrane (“Argo,” “Parkland”) and Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Riddick”). WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to help promote the film that debuted at the Midnight Madness section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. “Oculus” was developed and produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans of Intrepid Pictures, which co-financed with MICA Entertainment, and is set for a wide theatrical release on April 11, 2014.

“Oculus” is directed by Mike Flanagan (“Absentia,” “Ghosts of Hamilton Street”), and produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans (“Safe House,” “The Strangers,” “The Raven”). Ryan Kavanaugh (“The Fighter,” “Limitless”), Tucker Tooley (“The Fighter,” “Limitless”), Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious”), Michael Luisi (“The Call,” “Dead Man Down”), Anil Kurian (“Sahara,” “The Raven”), D. Scott Lumpkin (“Safe Haven”), Peter Schlessel (“Drive,” “Looper”) and Dale Johnson (“Stuck in Love”) serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard based on the short film "Oculus: The Man With the Plan," written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Seidman.

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In "Oculus," 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…

"WWE Studios is thrilled to be getting into business for the first time with Relativity and partnering again with Blumhouse on the release of such a superbly crafted, heart-pounding thriller as ‘Oculus,’" said Michael Luisi, President of WWE Studios.

Bradley Buchanan, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of WWE Studios.

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