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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... David
... Claire (as Antonia Campbell Hughes)
... Alice
Kelly Byrne ... Sophie
... McNamara
Calum Heath ... Billy Williams
Anneke Blok ... Marie
Paddy Curran ... William Jackson (as Padraig Curran)
... Alex
Alicja Ayres ... Margaret Jackson
Nick Devlin ... Coroner
... Estate Agent
Myles Horgan ... Lawyer
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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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 »

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References Cat People (1942) See more »

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An average movie.. don't meet expectations
20 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

After reading description on IMDb before watching this flick, thought like its kind of haunted house or another sinister like movie & i guess i was right...

But if you using already used concept in your current movie, then you should be able to give something more interesting to audiences than its original version. Fortunately director & script writer tried to do so but unfortunately as end product the film wasn't that effective.

Movie is horror thriller but apart from some good jump scares, it doesn't gives you much more as movie to remember. Thriller & Fear element is badly missing.

Off course you can watch this movie, but even if you don't watch, you are not going to miss anything important...


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