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Absentia (2011)

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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director:

Mike Flanagan

Writer:

Mike Flanagan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Parker ... Callie
Courtney Bell ... Tricia
Dave Levine ... Det. Mallory
Justin Gordon ... Det. Lonergan
Morgan Peter Brown ... Daniel
James Flanagan James Flanagan ... Jamie Lambert
Doug Jones ... Walter Lambert
Scott Graham Scott Graham ... Psychiatrist
Connie Ventress ... Ruth
Ian Gregory ... Mitch
Mark Dumonski Mark Dumonski ... Dr. Carpenter
Elisabeth Adwin Elisabeth Adwin ... Lawyer
Erin Cipolletti ... Uniformed Officer
Jonathan Fisher Jonathan Fisher ... Uniformed Officer
Brandon Valley Jones Brandon Valley Jones ... Uniformed Officer
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Storyline

Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but 'natural.' The ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia ... and Daniel might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp. Written by Mike Flanagan

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Taglines:

There are fates worse than death.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Actress Courtney Bell (Tricia) was actually seven months pregnant during production. See more »

Goofs

(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.
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Only Everything
Written and Performed by Beezle
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Horrendously boring horror movie
15 July 2011 | by croabasSee all my reviews

This is a most awful and disappointing film. My girlfriend and I paid $4.99 to watch it based on its very respectable IMDb rating. The money would have been better spent on Addams Family reruns. I did not feel so much as a tinge of fear or suspense as I watched characters who were completely contrived engage in shallow and meaningless dialogue about nonsensical gobbledygook, all in the service of a plot that went absolutely nowhere and fell laughably short of the depth the screenwriters so desperately wanted to give it. I'm a fan of a many different horror genres, but the only genre this one belonged to is called "caca." Save yourself the trouble and go watch some Addams Family reruns instead.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2013 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Absentia See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,555
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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