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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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Release Date:
11 April 2013 (Argentina) See more »
There are fates worse than death.
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 »
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Very Good Low Budget Horror See more (130 total) »


  (in credits order)

Catherine Parker ... Callie (as Katie Parker)

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
Sam Qualiana .... grateful acknowledgment

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Additional Details

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Rated R for language and some disturbing images
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Actress Courtney Bell (Tricia) was actually seven months pregnant during production.See more »
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 »
Tricia:Don't underestimate the attraction of oblivion... not 'til you've lived a little longer.See more »
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73 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
Very Good Low Budget Horror, 5 February 2012
Author: ronnybrown1982 from Spain

If you come to this expecting something along the lines of Saw then you will be disappointed. It is a fairly slow moving, character driven, existential horror. That said, there are a good number of scares and tense, edge of your seat scenes.

It is well done - good cinematography, acting, soundtrack and story. Hopefully the director will continue the good work on his next film, from the decent way the characters were written and top notch direction (for what I guess was a small budget)this is a truly excellent movie.

Well done to all involved.

Highly recommended.

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