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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 »
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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 »
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7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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(143 articles)
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A standout horror film See more (105 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Katie Parker ... Callie

Courtney Bell ... Tricia

Dave Levine ... Det. Ryan Mallory

Morgan Peter Brown ... Daniel Riley

Justin Gordon ... Det. Lonergan
James Flanagan ... Jamie Lambert
Scott Graham ... Dr. Elliott

Doug Jones ... Walter Lambert

Ian Gregory ... Mitch

Connie Ventress ... Ruth
Elisabeth Adwin ... Lawyer

Erin Cipolletti ... Police Officer
Mark Dumonski ... Dr. Carpenter
Brandon Valley Jones ... Police Officer
Joseph Mendoza ... Police Officer

Damon Pfaff ... Police Officer
Brian Normoyle ... Police Officer
Camron Robertson ... Police Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zak Jeffries ... David Stone (uncredited)

Natalie Roers ... Jogger (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Flanagan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Flanagan 

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
Laura L. Little .... associate producer
Jason Poh .... co-producer
Joe Wicker .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan David Leack 
 
Cinematography by
Rustin Cerveny 
 
Film Editing by
Mike Flanagan 
 
Costume Design by
Adriana Lambarri 
 
Makeup Department
Gaby Chavez .... makeup artist
Chris Mills III .... special makeup effects artist
Amy Mills .... special makeup effects artist (as Amy Peckham)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Shirley .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Liz Bradley .... art department
 
Sound Department
Aristotle Kumpis .... sound utility
Richard Ragon .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Sniffen .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Foster .... grip
Brooks Halladay .... additional camera operator
Brooks Halladay .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
MacKenzie Crosby .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Moorhead .... colorist
 
Other crew
Gaby Chavez .... script supervisor
Robert C. Yu .... acquisitions executive
 
Thanks
Sam Qualiana .... grateful acknowledgment
 

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Rated R for language and some disturbing images
Runtime:
87 min
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Trivia:
Actress Courtney Bell (Tricia) was actually seven months pregnant during production.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Only EverythingSee more »

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76 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
A standout horror film, 5 March 2012
Author: tv2-194-495681 from Brisbane Australia

I don't write reviews much, in fact, I haven't done so since David Lynch's Lost Highway back in the 90's but having just seen ABSENTIA I felt obligated to share my thoughts.

This is an amazing horror/thriller. I cannot fathom how a director working on a minuscule budget can produce a film of this quality. The writing, photography and direction are absolutely first-class. The film generates a remarkably claustrophobic atmosphere and the actors, albeit amateur give incredible and heartfelt performances.

The film tells the story of two sisters, Tricia (heavily pregnant) and the other, Callie who is returning from an extended trip. The main plot involves the disappearance of the Trisha's husband seven years prior. She is just starting to heal, working to declare him legally dead and looking towards the birth of her child. Then things change.

To give anything else away would be unforgivable, but let's just say that Tricia's husband is not the only person to go missing in the neighborhood in recent times. Don't worry about that statement...this is not some dopey, clichéd serial killer film, this is something completely different. It's a mystery. Is the husband dead or alive and what is the meaning of the unusual things that Callie begins to see inside the nearby freeway underpass ? The film is hard to classify into a specific genre. It's part horror, part thriller, part scifi and utterly engrossing.

If you enjoy thrillers give this film a go. Forget the fact that it was made on a dime.. every aspect of it from the story, acting right through to a wonderful soundtrack guarantees you will have a great time with it.

I'm hoping that the director, Mike Flanagan gets noticed in a big way as a result of Absentia and someone throws him a team and a budget. If he can make a film this good on a tiny budget I can only imagine what he could do with more money.

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