Earlier this year are highly effective teaser trailer was released for Irish director Ivan Kavanagh’s new horror, The Canal. Last week saw the release of the films first poster (below), and today see’s a brand new trailer released, and if you are easily frightened, or of a nervous disposition, then I would go any further here!
This new trailer is intense stuff, expertly crafted, and delivers chills and thrills in equal measure to provide two of the most unsettling minutes you are likely to see all year. Filled with some superb atmosphere, some highly effective horror cliches and excellent jump scare moments, the trailer also delivers a superb setup for the story, and boasts some great location, camerawork and cast. Am I sold? Jesus, I am begging to see this film!!!
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and received some really strong reviews from critics, and on the evidence of this trailer, it is not hard to see why. Be brave, and check it out for yourself below.
The Canal is written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, and the cast includes Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra and Calum Heath.
Sitting in an empty theater, a film archivist watches the grainy footage that will be his undoing. David and his wife are perfectly happy–or so he believes. When he finds out the home he shares with his wife and son was the scene of a ghastly turn-of-the-century murder, David dismisses it as ancient history. That is, until the sinister history ripples into the present and casts a shadow over life as he knows it. And when a looming secret shatters his marriage, David can’t help but suspect the dark spirits of the house are somehow involved. In his drive to unveil the shadows hidden in the walls, David begins to descend into insanity, threatening the lives of everyone around him. Through ghastly imagery and a chilling score, Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal is an Irish ghost story that will leave you with a fear of the dark and a dripping chill down your spine long after the film’s conclusion.