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Absence -- Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.
Absence -- Clip: Finding Liz

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Writers:
Jake Moreno (screenplay) and
Jimmy Loweree (screenplay)
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Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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"Absence" Is Now Available On Blu-ray and DVD - Trailer Inside
 (From Horrorbid. 8 August 2013, 8:13 PM, PDT)

Absence (2013) Review
 (From Best-Horror-Movies.com. 12 July 2013, 1:21 PM, PDT)

Absence (2013) Review
 (From Best-Horror-Movies.com. 12 July 2013, 1:21 PM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Erin Way ... Liz

Eric Matheny ... Rick

Ryan Smale ... Evan

Stephanie Scholz ... Megan

Michael Angelo Covino ... Randy Kessler (as Michaelangelo Covino)
Tamra Meskimen ... Dr. Young

David Paladino ... Sergeant Wilson

Lee Burns ... Sergeant Langley
Don Moss ... Frank

Linda Paice ... Nurse Moreno
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Directed by
Jimmy Loweree 
 
Writing credits
Jake Moreno (screenplay)

Jimmy Loweree  screenplay

Produced by
Christiano Covino .... co-producer
Michael Angelo Covino .... producer (as Michaelangelo Covino)
Sevier Crespo .... line producer
Brent Emery .... executive producer
Parker J. Johal .... producer
Doug Kerr .... executive producer
Jimmy Loweree .... producer
Mark Loweree .... executive producer
Neil Willner .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Christiano Covino 
 
Film Editing by
Christiano Covino (edited by)
 
Casting by
Kim Kutner 
 
Set Decoration by
Garrett Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Mara Rouse .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Nick Lane .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Angelo Covino .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
James Filios .... boom operator
Robert Filios .... sound mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley engineer
William Tabanou .... sound designer/re-recording mixer
William Tabanou .... sound editing
 
Stunts
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Scott Rosen .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clint Chu .... swing
Doug Cragoe .... gaffer
Jeven Dovey .... key grip
Brad Holtzman .... second unit gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Cody Cuellar .... colorist
Michael Klaumann .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Paul Battista .... legal services
Garrett Robinson .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Tyler Hynes .... special thanks
Barbara Loweree .... special thanks
Carol Loweree .... special thanks
Kyle Marvin .... special thanks
Marina Mastros .... special thanks
Josh Shultz .... special thanks
Lissa Walker .... special thanks
 

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81 min
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16 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Everything you can expect from a found footage movie and more, 12 August 2013
Author: punkguitaristgaz92 from United Kingdom

First of all before I begin this review, I would like to say I watched this movie expecting an average found footage movie and weren't expecting an amazing blockbuster movie so if you're a fan of the found footage sub genre then check it out, if not then stay far away.

With the recent wave of alien movies hitting our shelves/big screens (such as Unaware, Dark Skies, Tape #4 in V/H/S/2, etc.) I was excited to see what directors could offer us next. Here we have Absence, a brand new immediately underrated creepy and suspenseful found footage sci-fi horror movie, before I say anymore, here's a quick rundown on the movie's plot:

The movie begins with Evan, a camera obsessed student filming his sister, Liz and her husband, Rick in hospital where they have just been told that the previously pregnant Liz is no longer pregnant which soon becomes a missing child case which leads to Liz and Rick being the talk of the town and being hassled by the media, etc. so to get a break from it all they decide to go to Rick's family cabin in the woods for a while and it's from this point on where things start to get really weird...

After the hospital scene at the start of the film it does become very slow moving which in my opinion is a good thing because whilst the film is at a slow pace it gives you time to get to know the characters better so when the bad stuff does happen to them you'll care more about whether they live/die. It also adds a great sense of realism to the film when you see them cooking, playing pranks on each other, etc.

When the scares do eventually show up it's worth the wait as this film has some very creepy moments, one in particular with a visitor at the back door at night time, which is a very quick but effective scare. I don't want to spoil anything but as with most found footage endings the ending is also very effective and the least I say about it the better.

Overall I've gave this movie a solid 9 out of 10 because I thought it was a great found footage scare-fest that fans of movies such as Paranormal Activity, Unaware, The Fourth Kind and Dark Skies will enjoy, however, as I mentioned at the start of the review, if you hate found footage films and are expecting a blockbuster movie with amazing special effects and amazing actors then stay clear, this isn't for you.

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