Directed by Ivan Kavanagh
Whilst sorting through film footage of a horrific 1900s murder case, archivist David (Rupert Evans) discovers his family home was the scene of the gruesome crime in question. Initially dismissing the case as ancient history, David begins to question everything when the horrific crimes of the past bleed into reality. Teetering on the brink of insanity, a shattering betrayal sends David over the edge as he finds himself embroiled in a sinister plot. Based on an Irish ghost story, Ivan Kavanagh’s THE CANAL is an effective murder mystery with a compelling supernatural twist. Contains sexual scenes, violence and gore.
A film archivist is haunted by a turn-of-the-century murder in this acclaimed Irish horror.
Cast: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra
The Canal: 3/5 This was a pretty good thriller with some good spooky moments thrown in here and there. Overall, the plot and ending are extremely predictable. All you have to do is have seen a few other thrillers in the past and this one’s plot will unfold to you in a very predictable way. The acting and execution are good overall.
The acting is great, and it's well shot, but besides that I really am not into this one. Very predictable in my opinion. The final act was pretty okay, had one scene that was really twisted and brilliant, ballsy. But besides that I can't really say much good for this film.
Really gripping slow burn! I thought the little guy was adorable!
Well acted, beautifully shot, tight little movie. The big reveal can be spotted from a mile away, but it didn't impact my enjoyment overall. A fine chiller.
Excellent visually and gave me chills watching it.