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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 »
NewsDesk:
(143 articles)
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User Reviews:
Deeply Unsettling! See more (117 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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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mike Flanagan wrote the first draft of the screenplay in two sittings.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 1h 5 mins) When Callie and Tricia are reading the news about the three missing students, the text of the columns corresponds to an article about the music group One Ring Zero (written by Susan Carpenter and published in "Los Angeles Times" in June 10, 2004).See more »
Quotes:
Tricia:Don't underestimate the attraction of oblivion... not 'til you've lived a little longer.See more »
Soundtrack:
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56 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Deeply Unsettling!, 15 January 2012
Author: PatrickTheRedMenace from United States

This somber yet deeply unsettling film managed to give me the willies even in the less-than-ideal Horrorhound Weekend screening.

Not soon after a pregnant woman (Katie Parker) declares her missing husband (Morgan Peter Brown) legally dead, she begins to having terrifying visions that hint that maybe she spoke too quickly. Writer/director Flanagan pulls off an incredible feat with this film. He manages to reinvent the ghost story, then takes it to an unexpected, even creepier place.

Don't be fooled by the show-burn pacing, because the almost-suffocating tension had me squirming in my seat, forgetting to breathe.

It's been almost a year since I've seen ABSENTIA. What haunts me most is not the disturbing visuals or even the deeply unsettling story line. It's the mood. When I simply think about the title, I hear in my head its stark, two-note funeral organ score and my chest wells up with emotions not usually incurred by watching a horror movie: grief, loss and perhaps the most terrifying of all…the dread of inevitability.

Toss in a pitch perfect cast, including a heart-wrenching cameo from the always delicious Doug Jones, and BOOM! You've got my favorite horror movie of 2011.

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