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The Absent (2011)

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A High School teacher falls for his prize student and loses his mind.


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Denny Kirkwood ...
Sheriff John Jackson (as Samuel Ball)
Marge Jackson
Carl Pierce (as Jesse Tyler Gullion)
Lilly Dillasaw
Jonathan Rau ...
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The town of Liberty has many secrets but the darkest is hidden between twin brothers. Vincent and Oscar Burton are only 10 years old when Oscar finds out his parents are trying to kill him for insurance money. Oscar takes it in to his own hands to protect himself and his twin. Written by Anonymous

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Nothing stays hidden


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Good for what it was...but was expecting something else
18 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say I did enjoy the film, the only thing was when I read about it, I was expecting something a little bit more suspenseful. I was kind of expecting more like a thriller in the lines of "Se7en" or "Silence of the Lambs", but instead I was watching a slasher flick.

Once I discovered what it was though, I allowed myself to enjoy it and was not bored. It would be a movie I would see again, I just thought it could've been done a little bit differently. There were too many slasher clichés that were brought up, I thought, the hot girls kissing, the nudity; I did however find the character of Oscar somewhat interesting. And the plot twist that was added has been done before.

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