1 | Oculus & Absentia


Welcome, betchez, to the inaugural episode of The Bloodlust - the savvy viewers' guide to the best, worst, and most ridiculous that the horror genre has to offer.

We start things off by discussing Oculus and Absentia, two films by director Mike Flanagan. Did we like them? Did we think they sucked? Listen and find out.

We spoil the crap outta both these movies, so - heads up

The Movies

Absentia (2011)

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan, Writer: Mike Flanagan, Stars: Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine

What'd we think of Absentia?
(out of 5 stars)

Oculus (2013)

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director: Mike Flanagan, Writers: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff

What'd we think of Oculus?
(out of 5 stars)

We also refer to Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006), the inspiration for Oculus, which you can watch here.

In the next episode, we'll be looking at V/H/S and V/H/S/2.