Tribeca Midnights: Trailer for Irish Ghost Story, “THE CANAL”


With a rich tradition of Gothic tales and scary stories, it’s often exciting to see an Irish horror film make its way across the ocean. The latest, playing the Tribeca Film Festival, looks to be an ominously lit work of domestic terror. See the trailer for Ivan Kavanagh’s THE CANAL, below.

World Premiering this April in the Midnight section of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, THE CANAL follows “Cinema Archivist David Williams, who lives with his wife, Alice, and their 5-year-old son, Billy. All seems well until David begins to suspect that Alice is cheating on him. His anxiety is then compounded by a bizarre coincidence at work: cataloguing a film-reel from 1902, he learns that his home was the site of a brutal series of murders by a man named William Jackson, who slew his wife for being unfaithful and drowned both of their children in the nearby canal.  As David’s suspicions grow, a shadowy figure of a man, who resembles Jackson, starts to appear to him and David becomes convinced that this ‘evil supernatural presence’ that inhabits his house, never ever wants him or his family to leave.”

If you’re attending Tribeca, you can catch the World Premiere of THE CANAL Friday, April 18, or at following screenings on Saturday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 23. For more, including ticket info, visit Tribeca. Expect much more on all of the horror at the NYC fest here at Fango in the coming weeks. [Twitch]


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