The Canal

Fear will pull you under


After the death of his wife and the discovery of crime footage of his house from 1909, a man starts to see strange figures haunting him and his children.


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Rupert Evans

Rupert Evans in The Canal

The main character is a film archivist. He walks in on his wife screwing one of his clients. He picks up a hammer but changes his mind and walks off in to the city darkness. He ends up at a public restroom were the ghost of a man stretches over the stall door and whispers in his ear.

The Canal stars Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Hannah Hoekstra and was written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, writer and director of Tin Can Man (2007).

How Was It?

Scene from the Movie

The Canal is slow but contains some great imagery.

The Canal is a horror mystery with some artistic, droning directing. I normally avoid these slow droning indie horror flicks but, I’m glad I checked this one out. It was a good movie that started out slow and brooding but got faster paced.

Good for fans of cryptic psychological horror or art-house pieces, but probably a sleeper to your average film fan.