'Oculus' director Mike Flanagan has an impressive horror filmography. I was excited to hear he'd be handling this title, which Stanley Kubrick set utterly impassable expectations for in 1980 with 'The Shining.' Thankfully, it worked defying the odds. Flanagan has created an enjoyable film with the bones of Steven King's work. Tying in Kubrick's masterful (rebellious) vision as well. A difficult task since Kubrick didn't stay loyal to the source material. You can almost excuse the overly long runtime because of this hurdle, but I did find myself checking the clock towards the middle. The third act of the movie is very well done, diving back into the Overlook from 'The Shining.' Almost shot by shot. Overall, it's an enjoyable film that works. Provides plenty of scares, blood pumping moments, and an impressive performance from Ewan Mcgregor. My biggest complaints are the length and the villains, who I didn't find too terrifying. They feel juvenile at times. Opposite of the dark origins this film glorifies.