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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

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Callie
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Tricia
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Det. Ryan Mallory
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Daniel Riley
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Det. Lonergan
James Flanagan ...
Jamie Lambert
Scott Graham ...
Dr. Elliott
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Walter Lambert
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Mitch
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Ruth
Elisabeth Adwin ...
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Police Officer
Mark Dumonski ...
Dr. Carpenter
Brandon Valley Jones ...
Police Officer
Joseph Mendoza ...
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Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but 'natural.' The ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia ... and Daniel might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp. Written by Mike Flanagan

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There are fates worse than death.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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11 April 2013 (Argentina)  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Funded in part by over 300 donors on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com. The filmmakers set out to raise $15,000 over the course of their 30 day pledge drive, and ended up raising $25,000 (more than one third of their final budget). See more »

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When Callie is introduced to the detective Mallory before she excuses herself to go shower she says "nice to meet," clearly forgetting the "you" at the end of the sentence. See more »

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Callie: I'm gonna shower. I smell like an armpit's asshole.
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Written and Performed by Beezle
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A very slow and drawn out horror movie that is actually really good and worth watching. Surprisingly good movie. I say B
25 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"In the last 100 years 5 people from this neighborhood have all disappeared in the same spot." While preparing to declare her husband dead in absentia Tricia (Bell) is joined by her estranged sister Callie (Parker). After a jog Callie finds a stranger in the local tunnel and begins to read about strange happenings related to the tunnel. She begins to try and convince everyone that there is more to the tunnel then they see. This is a very strange movie to review. On one hand it is a very neat idea with pretty good acting that keeps you interested. On the other hand it is also a good half hour movie that is stretched out and some parts are very repetitive and boring. There are some movies where nothing seems to happen that are a struggle to get through and there are some where you keep watching and your not sure why. This one is the later. Overall, a slow and drawn out but enjoyable movie that deserves to be watched. I give it a B.


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