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Absentia -- After having declared her missing husband 'dead in absentia', Tricia and her sister begin to link an ominous tunnel to a series of disappearances.
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Absentia -- A new vision of horror from acclaimed 'Oculus' director Mike Flanagan, 'Absentia' tells the story of a woman and her sister who begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances.

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Director:
Writer:
Mike Flanagan (written by)
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Release Date:
11 April 2013 (Argentina) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There are fates worse than death.
Plot:
A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Mike Flanagan's first horror feature is an effective psychological thriller with some surprising moments, good acting and clever scares. See more (123 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Katie Parker ... Callie

Courtney Bell ... Tricia

Dave Levine ... Det. Mallory

Justin Gordon ... Det. Lonergan

Morgan Peter Brown ... Daniel
James Flanagan ... Jamie Lambert

Doug Jones ... Walter Lambert
Scott Graham ... Psychiatrist

Connie Ventress ... Ruth

Ian Gregory ... Mitch
Mark Dumonski ... Dr. Carpenter
Elisabeth Adwin ... Lawyer

Erin Cipolletti ... Uniformed Officer
Jonathan Fisher ... Uniformed Officer
Brandon Valley Jones ... Uniformed Officer
Joseph Mendoza ... Uniformed Officer (as Joseph Aurelio Mendoza)
Brian Normoyle ... Uniformed Officer

Damon Pfaff ... Uniformed Officer

Camron Robertson ... Uniformed Officer

Peter Wylie ... Uniformed Officer
Yvonne Agnew ... Extra
Michelle Magdalena Burnham ... Extra

Lisa Ferris ... Extra
Ashkan Golara ... Extra

Joe Hollow ... Extra
Dana-Beth Lasker ... Extra
Cecie McClelland ... Extra
Markcus Parker ... Extra
James Sullivan ... Extra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zak Jeffries ... David Stone (uncredited)

Natalie Roers ... Jogger (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Flanagan 
 
Writing credits
Mike Flanagan (written by)

Produced by
Courtney Bell .... line producer
Morgan Peter Brown .... producer
Rich Cleary .... associate producer
Mike Flanagan .... producer
Justin Gordon .... producer
Joe Hollow .... co-producer
Kevin Kale .... co-producer (as Kevin J. Kale)
Laura L. Little .... associate producer (as Laura Little)
Jason Poh .... co-producer
Joe Wicker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan David Leack 
 
Cinematography by
Rustin Cerveny (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Flanagan 
 
Production Design by
Liz Bradley 
 
Costume Design by
Adriana Lambarri 
 
Makeup Department
Gaby Chavez .... makeup artist
Chris Mills III .... special makeup effects artist (as Chris Mills)
Amy Mills .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Shirley .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jayse Crowl .... illustrator
 
Sound Department
MacKenzie Crosby .... boom operator
Aristotle Kumpis .... sound utility
Richard Ragon .... production sound recording
Richard Ragon .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Sniffen .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Foster .... camera assistant
Brooks Halladay .... camera operator
Brooks Halladay .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
MacKenzie Crosby .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Moorhead .... colorist
 
Other crew
Gaby Chavez .... script supervisor
James Hall .... production assistant
Jim O'Leary .... production assistant
Erik Petersen .... caterer
Bryce Thurston .... production assistant
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive
 
Thanks
Sam Qualiana .... grateful acknowledgment
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some disturbing images
Runtime:
87 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
(at around 23 mins) The mirror hanging on the wall when Tricia (Courtney Bell) is talking to her psychiatrist (Scott Graham) is the mirror from Mike Flanagan's short film Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006) - also starring Scott Graham.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (at around 18 mins) 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 »
Quotes:
Tricia:Don't underestimate the attraction of oblivion... not 'til you've lived a little longer.See more »
Soundtrack:
Kill MeSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Mike Flanagan's first horror feature is an effective psychological thriller with some surprising moments, good acting and clever scares., 10 December 2014
Author: Guillermo Bosque from Saltillo, México.

Summary: Mike Flanagan's first horror feature is an effective psychological thriller with some surprising moments, good acting and clever scares. 84/100 (B+)

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. Absentia is a great psychological horror film that will leave you guessing about what was real and what wasn't. It is a very well done low-budget flick, superbly acted, original and scary as hell.

Absentia is a strangely original horror film and I really liked all the psychological aspects of the movie. Flanagan surprises us with a bunch of unexpected scares and some enjoyable human drama. The acting is also quite good. The film doesn't feel hampered by its extremely low budget ($75,000 US), all the scares have quality. It is so impressive how well directed is the film, the scares are so well done and terrifying. If you're a horror fan you should not miss this hidden gem. It is amazing what Flanagan can do with a micro- budget. In spite of a kinda boring musical score, I loved Absentia. It's one of the most thought- provoking horror films I've seen, it deals with a very moving story that it's also painfully sad. The ending leaves some answers but that makes it even more creepy. (B+)

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Reminded me of Stephen King's 'IT" calz_666
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