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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.

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Ivan Kavanagh

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Ivan Kavanagh
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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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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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Trivia

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 »

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

Connections

References Ringu (1998) See more »

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The scariest movie I've seen since Sinister!!!!!
21 February 2015 | by airsnobSee all my reviews

This movie gave me the bad creeps. Couldn't walk downstairs alone after. Had to wake my husband ups total freak show. I had to hide my eyes for parts. Right down to the ending. I wasn't that impressed by The Conjouring. At all. This movie is that movie to the tenth power. It's a slow creep. It's strange how we all get scared by different things. I'm not a jump out scare person. I'm the type that likes the times when you know something horrible is coming. And you have to make yourself look.. This movie did kinda copy a part in The Ring. Another movie that scared me when it first came out. It was just as effective this time around. The demons in this movie are scary. The murder scene in this movie is probably the most shocking one I've seen on film. It was so in your face. Most times movies try to hide in some shadows, or clips.. This movie gave me the feeling I wanted to step back. To get away. I needed some space between me and the scene. Anyways, make sure you have someone to hold onto. Don't watch this one alone.


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Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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