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Mike Flanagan's Absentia Heading to UK Blu-ray in July

Back in 2011 my best of the year list was topped by Mike Flanagan's Absentia, and with his follow-up, Oculus, in theatres now, it's good to see a little love being shown to his award-winning breakthrough film as it hits UK Blu-ray for the first time.

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Chance to Attend Dread Central's Screening of Absentia for Free

This Friday, February 10th, marks the first collaboration between Dread Central and Constellation.tv. We will be holding an online screening of Mike Flanagan's brilliant Absentia with yours truly handling hosting duties. Now the good people at Constellation want you to attend...for free!

REMINDER: Dread Central Hosting Online Absentia Screening on Constellation TONIGHT!

So maybe you've heard a lot about online movie screenings but haven't checked one out yet. Here's your big chance. On Friday, February 10th, Constellation.tv will be holding an online screening of Mike Flanagan's awesome film Absentia, and it will be hosted by... me!

CONTEST CLOSED! Win a Chance to Watch Absentia Online for Free!

Last week we told you about a pretty cool upcoming event where you can watch Mike Flanagan's Absentia (review here) on Constellation.tv with Flanagan hosting it live via webcam. Now we have your chance to see it for free!

Watch Absentia Online with Director Mike Flanagan Hosting

We've made no bones about the fact that Mike Flanagan's Absentia (review here) was among our favorite films of last year. If you haven't had a chance to check it out for yourself yet, then mark your calendar for February 2nd as Flanagan will be hosting an online screening and Q&A of the film that evening.

Shriekfest 2011: Exclusive Q&A with Filmmaker Mike Flanagan

In writer/director Mike Flanagan's Absentia (review here), we follow Tricia (Courtney Bell), whose husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister, Callie (Katie Parker), 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.

Exclusive New One-Sheet Debut: Absentia - On Demand This Friday July 1st!

It's been a while since last we spoke about one of our favorite indie offerings of the year, Absentia (review here), so given that the film will be premiering On Demand this Friday, July 1st, we thought it best to remind you. Well, that and show off this spiffy new one-sheet!

Absentia Nails U.S. Distro

Today is a great day. One of our favorite indie films of the year, Absentia (review here), has gotten itself distribution, and that means you guys get to dig on all the fine spookery for yourselves really soon!

More Absentia Screening Dates!

One of our favorite indie films of the year, Absentia (review here), is hitting the road, and we've got the 411 on where you'll be able to see it! The flick stars Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, David Levine, Morgan Brown, Justin Gordon, James Flanagan, and genre favorite Doug Jones.

New Absentia One-Sheet Met with Rave Reviews

And we're damn happy to be one of them! A new sliver of eye candy for Mike Flanagan's Kickstarter funded terror tale Absentia has slithered its way online, and as always we have a look at it for ya! The flick stars Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, David Levine, Morgan Brown, Justin Gordon, James Flanagan, and genre favorite Doug Jones. Look for more on it soon!

A Dozen Stills From Indie Terror Tale Absentia

Since the art of filmmaking has become accessible to the point of being able to make a movie in your own home on your PC or Mac, there has been a deluge of indie flicks hitting the market in various forms.

Absentia (2011)

Reviewed by Debi Moore Starring Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine