[Movies] Karen Gillan Provides Some Details For Oculus Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.08.2014
Opens this Friday...
In an interview with IGN, Karen Gillan spoke about the new Blumhouse Productions horror film Oculus, which opens this Friday. Here are highlights:
On if she's a fan of horror: "I am totally a horror fan, I love those films. [When I read the script] I was just like, 'Oh, this is, like, the perfect combination for me.' I got to fulfill that dream of being in a horror film, while also being in a really good film."
On the timeline of the film: "Not only is it not shot in chronological order, but we have two different timelines playing out at the same time. So that was difficult to get our heads around, just to keep track of everything. I mean, I covered my script in notes anyway, so I could at least just glance at the scene and know where I'm at. But then Mike Flanagan, the director, would just chime in and be like, 'Okay, so you're here, and you're going to reach this level in the next scene, so just play it like this." Also, I would give him different versions of intensity and fear and all of those things so that he could potentially construct the performance in the edit, when he chooses what we wants."
On what makes Oculus scary: "I think that there's nothing more scary than the unknown. That's what really scares us. That's why we're scared of the dark, because we can't even see what's there, you know? I do not know what the entity is. I know that it shows you the worst version of yourself, so it's actually playing on your own fears and it's insecurities, which is probably the most dangerous of all. But in terms of what it actually is, I do not know. Mike Flanagan, I wonder if he knows. I wonder if he even knows!"