The Canal


Old Town Playhouse Sat, Aug 2, 2014 11:59 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:90 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:Ireland
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Rupert Evans
Antonia Campbell Hughes
Hannah Hoekstra
Steve Oram
Kelly Byrne
Director:Ivan Kavanagh
Produced by:AnneMarie Naughton
Screenwriter:Ivan Kavanagh
Cinematography:Piers McGrail
Editing By:Robin Hill
Music By:Ceiri Torjussen


It’s never good when you move into a new house by a canal, only to find out it was the site of a grizzly turn-of-the-century murder. And it gets worse still when you learn about your house’s dark history not from the real estate agent, but instead by stumbling upon the important information while going through grainy National Film Archive footage as part of your job as a film archivist. Add to this life complication the suspicion that your wife is having an affair, and maybe it’s not surprising when you start to lose it and tear into your house’s walls in search of the source of noises you can’t explain. This Irish ghost story directed by Ivan Kavanaugh and starring Rupert Evans (“Hellboy”) is haunting, disturbing, and genuinely scary.