(2011) Absentia

“I’m gonna shower, I smell like an armpits asshole” – hot girl in this movie

From Director Mike Flanagan, who brought us the Netflix favorite Hush or as it’s better known, It’s So Much Different Than a Normal Home Invasion Movie Man, the Girl is Deaf. No but seriously I enjoyed Hush, it was just circlejerked among horror fans a little too much for my taste.

Absentia isn’t anywhere near as polished as the recent Hush, it’s plagued with episodes of bad acting. Specifically the police officers, it was enough to distract me from the movie. All in all though, it’s a good movie. The plot is original, albeit vague but I won’t fault a movie for not fleshing out every detail of the backstory. Sometimes a little mystery is perfectly okay and in this movie that aspect worked for me. Flanagan is focusing less on the supernatural and more on our subconscious fears about unresolved grief and dealing with loss.

The ending is fucking vicious and specifically in horror, endings make it or break it for me. This was no masterpiece but the ending solidified it as a successful project.



Author: Ben

26 year old cheeseburger addicted horror junkie

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