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Do Not be absent for this great horror flick: ABSENTIA
Last night, with not much fare on cable, I decided to watch Absentia. A recent horror film by Mike Flanagan.
First off let me start by saying that horror is my favorite genre. Not your "slasher" flicks though but well crafted Gothic horror like Robert Wise's original THE HAUNTING.
Creepy atmospheric films that get you thinking and make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
You can read the synopsis here on IMDb, so I won't go into that. As far as reviews go, Variety couldn't have said it any better! (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945387/)
The low budget only proves that a cool story, some nice direction, well paced editing and a more than capable cast don't need to come from a big Hollywood studio and they rarely do these days!
At times the scares are so subtle (ala the cult classic B film, "Let's Scare Jessica to Death") you won't believe your own eyes. Is Daniel really there or a figment of his wife's (played brilliantly I might add by Courtney Bell) imagination?.
The real standout here though is Mike Flanagan, the writer/director.
I await his next project with great anticipation! 8 out of 10 stars!
PS-Notice some of the character references to some horror director icons. Carpenter, Del Toro, Romero... :)
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