Review: The Canal (2014)

This ghost story might include one of the most disgusting birth scenes you’ve ever seen.

dvd“THE CANAL”
2014
Thriller/Horror
Ireland

Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Stars: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra
Distributor: Kaleidoscope
Runtime: 89 mins
DVD REGION 2

“All these people have been dead a long time.”

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Film archivist David finds his wife having an affair. When his wife is found dead in the canal some days later the suspicion is on him. At this time his colleague is handing him a reel from a crime scene at his house in 1902. This afflict him, as he slowly turns crazy and can’t differ between reality and dream. At the same time the haunting by past crimes in his house levels up.

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The first 2/3 of the movie didn’t grip me at all. It was just a mess that I felt didn’t establish the main character the way it should in a ghost flick. But the last part was better, and had some good scares. Check it out, and tell me what you think.

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