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The Canal (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 10 October 2014 (USA)
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A depressed and stressed film archivist finds his sanity crumbling after he is given an old 16mm film reel with footage from a horrific murder that occurred in the early 1900's.

Director:

Ivan Kavanagh

Writer:

Ivan Kavanagh
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Evans ... David
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Claire (as Antonia Campbell Hughes)
Hannah Hoekstra ... Alice
Kelly Byrne Kelly Byrne ... Sophie
Steve Oram ... McNamara
Calum Heath Calum Heath ... Billy Williams
Anneke Blok Anneke Blok ... Marie
Paddy Curran Paddy Curran ... William Jackson (as Padraig Curran)
Carl Shaaban ... Alex
Alicja Ayres Alicja Ayres ... Margaret Jackson
Nick Devlin ... Coroner
Serena Brabazon ... Estate Agent
Myles Horgan Myles Horgan ... Lawyer
Conor Horgan Conor Horgan ... Steven
Natalie Radmall-Quirke ... Child Welfare Officer (as Natalie Radmall Quirke)
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Storyline

Film archivist David (Rupert Evans) has been having a rough time lately, as he suspects that his wife Alice (Hannah Hoekstra) has been cheating on him with Alex (Carl Shaaban), one of her work clients. This stress is compounded when David's work partner Claire (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) gives him a reel of to-be-archived footage that shows that his house was the setting for a brutal murder in 1902. Becoming progressively more unsettled and unhinged, David begins to believe that a spectral presence is in his house and ends up following his wife to a nearby canal, where he discovers that she is indeed having an affair with Alex. When Alice goes missing shortly afterwards, David contacts the police- only to become the prime suspect in her disappearance. As the police grow more convinced that David has murdered his wife, he struggles to find proof of his growing suspicion that something otherworldly was instead responsible. Written by via Wikipedia

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Fear will pull you under


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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When David is looking through the murder photographs in his bedroom, one of them is actually a photo of the crime scene of actress Sharon Tate See more »

Crazy Credits

When the credits are ending you can hear someone walking through the sewer. See more »

Connections

References The Curse of the Cat People (1944) See more »

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simply brilliant

Its been a while since i gave a horror/thriller such a good score but its hard not to score this film high as this masterpiece from ivan kavanagh which is a very clever tale of a missing person with a twist of supernatural, with plenty of suspense scenes that get you to edge of your seat or behind a pillow and a story that will grip you till the end of the credits where you will still be sitting there after the film has finished in silence while this film is still taking effect. Rupert evans (david) is superb and he takes you through so many emotions that you don't know what to do or how to handle it, calum heath (billy) is a star in the making. I advise you to watch this but turn your phone off and do not be disturbed for 93 minutes of nothing short of cinema magic but be warned its not for the faint of hearted!!


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Canal See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,212
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2.39:1
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