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The CanalDavid’s life is in crisis when he finds out his wife and Alex - one of her clients - have been cheating on him. On the other hand, his colleague gives him a tape which shows that his house was the setting for a brutal murder in 1902.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Canal"Ivan Kavanagh
Creators of "The Canal"Ivan Kavanagh
Critic Reviews of "The Canal"Time OutMay 05, 2015
This Dublin-set horror rehashes every haunted-house trick in the book.VarietyOctober 13, 2014
Injecting explicit imagery into an old-fashioned possession story, writer-director Ivan Kavanagh brandishes his unusual mix of styles right from the beginning.New York TimesOctober 09, 2014
Over all, the action is too cryptic, and the pedestrian dialogue doesn't help.Village VoiceOctober 07, 2014
Piers McGrail's nuanced, moody cinematography brings out the best in writer-director Ivan Kavanagh's over-mannered but effectively creepy ghost story.La Nación (Argentina)November 23, 2016
A film that at first seemed worthy of an heir to Lynch, Fincher or Polanski's cinema but ends up bordering on ridicule. [Full review in Spanish]Film Ireland MagazineMay 12, 2016
Rupert Evans' performance as David is alarming in the shift from unassuming and tender husband and father to demonic neurotic and delusional obsessive.Cairo360April 05, 2016
A truly original horror film isn't easy to come by these days... The Canal, isn't the film that's going to change that, but it does have its positives.TheHorrorShowAugust 22, 2015
A wonderfully shot, cleverly written, and subtly effective horror movie.Irish TimesMay 10, 2015
The Canal, though reliant on atmospherics and superb sound design, looks and feels more than genre cinema than Kavanagh's earlier, freakier one.Radio TimesMay 08, 2015
Making the most of its modest attributes and a wrenching central performance by TV regular and Hellboy veteran Rupert Evans, this Irish chiller lurches from unspoken eeriness to outright horror as it plots a familiar paranormal trajectory.GuardianMay 07, 2015
Writer-director Ivan Kavanagh and cinematographer Piers McGrail fashion something properly cinematic from their watery, nondescript locations: an overcast, portal-like towpath, and a dilapidated public loo ...The ListMay 04, 2015
Though some of the plot doesn't entirely add up, with a few ill thought-out reveals towards the end, the sinister atmosphere is enough to keep you teetering on the edge of your seat for most of the running time.
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