Just days after its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, supernatural feature The Canal has been picked up by The Orchard. With the Irish/UK co-production horror film having premiered at Tribeca on April 18, the indie distributor now plans to release The Canal in 20 major North American markets theatrically as well as online, cable, satellite and via DVD later this year via Shock Till You Drop.
The story: David, a film archivist suspects that his wife Alice has been cheating on him with one of her work clients. Suspicion and stress is compounded when David's work partner gives him a reel of to-be-archived footage that shows that his house was the setting for a brutal murder in 1902. Now believing his house to be possessed by supernatural forces, tensions rise, secrets are revealed and David has a murder investigation on his hands.
The Canal has mixed reviews from festival viewers, with horror leaders Fangoria and Bloody Disgusting leaning towards positive reactions. Worth checking out? I guess we'll have to wait and see!
Check out the tense trailer:
From the looks of the trailer, we're in for a bit of found footage, but not in the traditional sense. I like the feel of the vintage footage use, and there are some great looking crime scene photographs worked in to up the "realness" of the scare. Plus, anything involving children...creepfactor 9.
What do YOU think? Same old, same old, or is this something new from our friends overseas?
No firm release date announced.