Arriving in limited theaters on January 7 is Sage Bannick’s The Absent, which will arrive soon after on DVD January 11. The pic centers on Vincent, a high school teacher forced to choose between career and a love affair with Katie, one of his students. The pressure mounts when his twin brother, Oscar, returns to town after serving 25 years in jail for killing their parents. One by one Katie’s friends disappear, prompting the local Sheriff to target Vincent as the number one suspect. Vincent knows his brother is involved, but is unable to catch him in the act until the final scene. By then it is too late. The hunter becomes the hunted. Inside you’ll find the trailer, poster and first bloody image. Producers include Chris Sivertson (The Lost), Ari Bernstein, Lorna Paul and Sage Bannick, while Mike Josten (Night of the Demons) executive produces.