Exclusive Clip: This Weekend’s Must-See, “THE CANAL”News Samuel Zimmerman
THE CANAL hit hard upon its World Premiere at this past spring’s Tribeca Film Festival. The Irish film from director Ivan Kavanagh is a ghoulish descent into domestic horror and madness, one that’s constantly informed—and not in a particularly winking way—by the history of horror film. Fitting, as the movie’s leading man works as a cinema archivist, and one such piece of archival footage sets him on a devastating path.
As a whole, THE CANAL is a tense, frightening film. In part, as well. Below, FANGORIA hosts an exclusive clip from the film, one which ends up putting a nicely traditional filmmaking spin on what’s currently a popular motif in found footage horror: the videochat scare. It’s but one scene in an often terrifically unnerving and dark film.
In THE CANAL, “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.”
THE CANAL is out Friday, October 10 On Demand and in limited theatrical release from The Orchard and Shock Till You Drop. Below, find our exclusive clip and a theater listing of where you can (and should) catch it this weekend. For more, see my review of THE CANAL here.
|10-Oct||New York, NY||Village East|
|10-Oct||Los Angeles, CA||Laemmle Noho 7|
|10-Oct||San Diego, CA||Reading Gaslamp 15|
|10-Oct||San Francisco, CA||Roxie Theater|
|10-Oct||Washington, DC||AMC Hoffman|
|10-Oct||Chicago, IL||AMC South Barrington 30|
|10-Oct||Minneapolis, MN||AMC Eden Prairie|
|10-Oct||Detroit, MI||AMC Fairlane 21|
|10-Oct||Atalnta, GA||AMC Barrett Commons 14|
|10-Oct||Dallas, TX||AMC Grapevine 30|
|10-Oct||Houston, TX||AMC Gulf Pointe 30|
|10-Oct||Orlando, FL||AMC Universal Cineplex 20|
|10-Oct||Tampa, FL||AMC Veterans 24|
|10-Oct||Miami, FL||AMC Sunset Place 24|
|17-Oct||Austin, TX||Drafthouse South Lamar|
|17-Oct||San Antonio, TX||Drafthouse Park North|
|24-Oct||Columbus, OH||Gateway Film Center|