Oculus parents guide


Can murder be an act of ghosts and mirrors?

Release date April 11, 2014

Kaylie Russell (Karen Gillan) believes her brother (Brenton Thwaites) isn't guilty when his is accused of murder. But her theory that the real killer is a supernatural being doesn't stand a ghost of a chance of being accepted.

Why is Oculus rated R? The MPAA rated Oculus R for terror, violence, some disturbing images and brief language.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Oculus rated R? Oculus is rated R by the MPAA for terror, violence, some disturbing images and brief language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Several frightening scenes depicting supernatural beings.

- Depictions of beating, choking, shooting, stabbing and impalement.

- Frequent peril to characters, including children, with some blood and detail shown.

- Frequent nightmarish images and disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual innuendo.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent cursing and scatological slang.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes, Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children Brutal Violence Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Language May Offend, Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Horror, Violence.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Oculus"

Cast and Crew

Oculus is directed by Mike Flanagan and stars Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, James Lafferty.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Oculus movie is August 5, 2014. Here are some details…

Oculus releases to home video on August 5, 2014.

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This movie was created by the same team behind Paranormal Activity and Insidious. Supernatural scares can also be found in these PG-13 rated titles: The Others and The Sixth Sense.