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
Excellent horror film. Very well made with a great setting and atmosphere though it probably could have amounted to more in the end.
It’s the one thing a horror movie shouldn’t be. Boring. I made it till about 45 minutes left and just gave up on it. Pace is VERY SLOW!
Another great movie from this director.
I wanted to like it... well acted, cool atmosphere and all, but the story was a bit meh. Such a shame.
I enjoyed this. The pacing was odd and did not suit my adhd brain but the psychologiCal vs supernatural horror in the film is genuinely frightening.