SD Comic-Con 2012: Exclusive – ‘Doctor Who’ Star Karen Gillan Talks ‘Oculus’


Yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con I briefly spoke with Doctor Who beauty Karen Gillan about her role in the upcoming supernatural drama Oculus, which comes from Asbentia director Mike Flanagan (who wrote the film with Jeff Howard). Due out in 2014, Oculus will be produced by Intrepid Pictures, and is based on Flanagan’s short film Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan.

Karen Gillan’s Doctor Who co-star Arthur Darvill remarked to me that “she’s coming over to [Alabama] to do a horror film about a mirror, called Oculus.”

“It’s a great script!” exclaimed Gillan. “It’s this sort of psychological horror about these two siblings facing this mirror that my character believes to have paranormal powers.”

Gillan’s character will apparently try to prove that a supernatural force, and not her accused brother, is responsible for murdering their parents. Here’s a trailer for the short film on which the feature is based…