Absentia

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Plot

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

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.8/10 (600 voted)

Director:
Mike Flanagan

Stars: Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine

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.

Cast:

Katie Parker

Callie


Courtney Bell

Tricia


Dave Levine

Det. Mallory


Morgan Peter Brown

Daniel


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

Officer Romero


Mark Dumonski

Dr. Carpenter


Brandon Valley Jones

Officer Anderson


Joseph Mendoza

Officer Del Toro

Taglines:
There are fates worse than death.



Details

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Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Glendale, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000

(estimated)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Mike Flanagan wrote the first draft of the screenplay in two sittings.



User Review

Very Good Low Budget Horror

Rating: 9/10


If you come to this expecting something along the lines of Saw then you
will be disappointed. It is a fairly slow moving, character driven,
existential horror. That said, there are a good number of scares and
tense, edge of your seat scenes.

It is well done – good cinematography, acting, soundtrack and story.
Hopefully the director will continue the good work on his next film,
from the decent way the characters were written and top notch direction
(for what I guess was a small budget)this is a truly excellent movie.

Well done to all involved.

Highly recommended.