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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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(142 articles)
Absentia Blu-ray review
 (From Den of Geek. 31 July 2014, 8:53 AM, PDT)

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 (From Dread Central. 14 July 2014, 8:00 AM, PDT)

‘Absentia’ Blu-ray Review
 (From Blogomatic3000. 30 June 2014, 5:01 AM, PDT)

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Deeply Unsettling! 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)
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Directed by
Mike Flanagan 
 
Writing credits
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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
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87 min
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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 »
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 »
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51 out of 68 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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