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The Canal

The Canal
  • 2014
  • Ireland
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ivan Kavanagh
  • Written by: Ivan Kavanagh
  • Cast: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram

Film archivist David (Evans) comes to believe that the house he shares with wife Alice (Hoekstra) and young son Billy (Heath) is haunted. Disorientating horror full of knowing references to silent cinema, with Evans exceptional as a man on the brink of psychosis, and excellent, atmospheric sound design.

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The Canal

4 May 20153 stars

Suspenseful horror from Ivan Kavanagh featuring fine work from Rupert Evans

A strong cast shine in this chilling ghost story that recalls a host of classic horrors. When National Film Theatre archivist David (Rupert Evans) moves into a new house with his pregnant wife Alice (Hannah Hoekstra) they are still enjoying wedded…

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