Absentia, a feature-length film that was funded in part by Kickstarter, has been picked up by Phase 4 Films for stateside distribution. Its VOD premiere is set for July 1, with a DVD release to follow later in the year.
I really don’t know much about Absentia, except that it stars Doug Jones and has a fairly creepy trailer (which can be seen below). It kind of gives off a Tale Of Two Sisters vibe, and that makes it worth a look in my book.
Tricia’s husband 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.’ Tricia is reluctant, always holding out hope, but Callie is practical and wants her to move on. 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 his presumed death might be anything but ‘natural.’ It seems that the ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia … and Tricia’s husband might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp.