Karen Gillan How do you judge a horror movie’s scare-factor? The fact that actress Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who”) was scared to be in her hotel room alone after seeing her new horror-thriller “Oculus" for the first time, then, is a good sign. More specifically, something evil that lurks in an antique mirror and resulted in a young boy being convicted of the murder of his parents. Ten years later, teenager Tim (Brendon Thwaites) is all grown up and released from protective custody to his sister Kaylie (Gillan), who sets out to prove her brother’s innocence by tracking down the mirror and documenting its supernatural abilities.
At least, that’s how Karen Gillan, star of the upcoming horror film “Oculus,” feels. Gillian is best known for her three-year stint on the British sci-fi institution “Doctor Who” where she played Amy Pond, the human companion to Matt Smith’s ageless, time-traveling alien. "I saw ‘The Exorcist’ by myself when I was way too young," Gillan said. Gillan revealed that she gets creeped out by what she thinks she sees reflected behind her in mirrors all the time.