A film archivist finds out that the home he shares with his wife and son was a murder scene some centuries ago.
One selection for the Halloween season this year, "The Canal" has just unveiled its horror material in a U.S. trailer. The Orchard production is directed and written by Ivan Kavanaugh, starring Rupert Evans as film archivist David who is haunted by a horrible murder in the past.
Sitting in an empty theater, David 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.
"The Canal" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. It will be released on select theaters, iTunes and VOD on October 10.