The Canal Declared ‘Best Horror Film’ at Tribeca

thecanal_1-1The Canal is earning quite the bragging rights – by being declared the best horror film at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. At least this is according to the press release. You can check out the trailer below, which frankly reminds me greatly of Ethan Hawke’s Sinister.

An Irish/UK co-production (Irish Film Board and Film Agency Wales), The Canal was produced by AnneMarie Naughton for Park Films, with co-producers Vaughan Sivell and Sander Verdonk. Noted for its impressive and striking visuals, the feature has garnered great reviews, including being touted as the best horror film released at Tribeca this year.

Kavanagh’s surrealistic and sensory-charged work tells the story of David Williams and his wife, Alice, who move into a beautiful period house by the canal with their small child, Billy. As David begins to suspect that his wife is cheating on him, he also starts to have nightmarish visions of an evil presence he believes inhabits his home. Eventually, brutal 20th-century murders are revealed and present-day horrors consume the protagonists.

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