5.8/10
12,365
57 user 103 critic

The Canal (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 10 October 2014 (USA)
Trailer
2:24 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
A depressed and stressed film archivist finds his sanity crumbling after he is given an old 16mm film reel with footage from a horrific murder that occurred in the early 1900's.

Director:

Ivan Kavanagh

Writer:

Ivan Kavanagh
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Tin Can Man (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Recently dumped by his girlfriend for another man, working in a job he hates, things could be better for Peter. One night, while he is alone in his apartment, there is a knock at the door. His life will never be the same again.

Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Stars: Patrick O'Donnell, Michael Parle, Emma Eliza Regan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

To the outside world, Yvonne is a strong, happy and successful woman. But when she returns home to be with her sick mother, she is forced to make life-changing decisions and the facade that she has carefully constructed begins to collapse.

Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Stars: Valene Kane, Emma Eliza Regan, Henry Garrett
Honeymoon (2014)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night.

Director: Leigh Janiak
Stars: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber
The Hallow (2015)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Director: Corin Hardy
Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years - and demands a sacrifice.

Director: Ted Geoghegan
Stars: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie
The Canal (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Plastic Tides take on 11 brutal days and 240 miles of driving snow, subzero temperatures, and punishing ice along the Erie Canal on stand up paddleboards to raise awareness of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products.

Directors: Gordon Middleton, Christian Shaw
Stars: Christian Shaw, Gordon Middleton
Last Shift I (2014)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A rookie cop's 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi
Stars: Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, Hank Stone
Let Us Prey (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.

Director: Brian O'Malley
Stars: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin
Starry Eyes (2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer
Stars: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan
Southbound (2015)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, and 6 more credits »
Stars: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A husband and father struggles to keep his family in the comfortable lifestyle they have grown accustomed to while keeping his financial worries secret from them.

Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Stars: Myles Horgan, Emma Eliza Regan, Karen Griffin
The Solution (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Tells the story of Jerry, who has done well during Irelands recent economic boom. From the outside it looks like he has the perfect life, but if we scratch the surface there is something ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Stars: Karen Griffin, Patrick O'Donnell, Gerry Shanahan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Evans ... David
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Claire (as Antonia Campbell Hughes)
Hannah Hoekstra ... Alice
Kelly Byrne Kelly Byrne ... Sophie
Steve Oram ... McNamara
Calum Heath ... Billy Williams
Anneke Blok Anneke Blok ... Marie
Paddy Curran Paddy Curran ... William Jackson (as Padraig Curran)
Carl Shaaban ... Alex
Alicja Ayres Alicja Ayres ... Margaret Jackson
Nick Devlin ... Coroner
Serena Brabazon ... Estate Agent
Myles Horgan Myles Horgan ... Lawyer
Conor Horgan Conor Horgan ... Steven
Natalie Radmall-Quirke ... Child Welfare Officer (as Natalie Radmall Quirke)
Edit

Storyline

Film archivist David (Rupert Evans) has been having a rough time lately, as he suspects that his wife Alice (Hannah Hoekstra) has been cheating on him with Alex (Carl Shaaban), one of her work clients. This stress is compounded when David's work partner Claire (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) gives him a reel of to-be-archived footage that shows that his house was the setting for a brutal murder in 1902. Becoming progressively more unsettled and unhinged, David begins to believe that a spectral presence is in his house and ends up following his wife to a nearby canal, where he discovers that she is indeed having an affair with Alex. When Alice goes missing shortly afterwards, David contacts the police- only to become the prime suspect in her disappearance. As the police grow more convinced that David has murdered his wife, he struggles to find proof of his growing suspicion that something otherworldly was instead responsible. Written by via Wikipedia

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear will pull you under


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El canal del demonio See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,212
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When David is looking through the murder photographs in his bedroom, one of them is actually a photo of the crime scene of actress Sharon Tate See more »

Crazy Credits

When the credits are ending you can hear someone walking through the sewer. See more »

Connections

References Cat People (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Familiar Story But Very Well Done
23 March 2015 | by parsonm2See all my reviews

Having seen tons of horror movies, I decided to give this a fair chance. I enjoyed it. It's well filmed, well acted and well written. It's about a couple and child who move into a house (with a dark history). The man soon after discovers his wife is cheating on him and dies under mysterious circumstances. The police suspect him, he suspects a dark force related to the house is to blame. The movie is filmed in such a way that the viewer isn't certain if a dark force is responsible or the man is possibly insane. Even the man is struggling with that as he desperately tries to weave the facts together to solve what occurred to his wife. All the while, his four year old son remains in the house being scared to death by his father.

Bottom Line- I liked the movie but perhaps being a parent with small children of my own caused me more difficulty in watching it. It's probably one of the better movies of this type but I don't see myself wanting to review it again at any point in the future.


10 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 57 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed