General Information

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Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 81 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directors: Jimmy Loweree
Casts: Lee Burns, Erin Way, Michael Angelo Covino, Eric Matheny, Tamra Meskimen, Don Moss, Linda Paice, David Paladino, Stephanie Scholz, Ryan Smale
IMDB: Absence (2013)

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IMDB Rating: 4.1

Reviews

40
The New York Times - Jeannette Catsoulis
Mundane conversations and outings drag on while the central mystery takes baby steps forward, suggesting that a shorter running time or a more developed script might have better served the originality of the premise.
40
The Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck
By the time the proceedings reach their "Paranormal Activity"-style violent conclusion, the viewer’s interest has long since waned.
33
The A.V. Club - A.A. Dowd
There’s absence here, all right—of scares, of imagination, and of a good reason to pick up that camera in the first place.
20
New York Daily News - Joe Neumaier
What starts as a creepy, original conceit — mysterious Caesarean-section abductions during hospital stays — devolves quickly into standard talk-to-the-camera, jump-at-the-sounds, found-footage banality.
12
Slant Magazine - Chuck Bowen
The tension almost immediately leaks out of the narrative once we realize we're watching a found-footage horror movie.

Absence (2013)



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.