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
This was a cool movie. I think the people commenting that this is predictable completely lost the point. Well worth a watch.
Standard, formulaic and unpleasant. The finale offers no surprises, only confirmation of everything the viewer expected from 20 minutes into the movie. A few jolts and the requisite gore does not make for a fine thriller—imagination and originality are in short supply throughout and a good cast is wasted. Avoid like a faceless leper.
Pretty predictable ending and the main character is prime example of doing everything wrong and completely unlikable in anyway.
well acted, creepy thriller. definitely worth watching.