The Canal

A Feature Film

Cinema Archivist David Williams lives with his wife, Alice, and their 6-year-old son. 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: he learns that his home was the site of a brutal series of murders by an occultist  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.

Writer: Ivan Kavanagh

Director: Ivan Kavanagh

Cast: Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Antonia Cambell Hughes (Albert nobbs, Kelly + Victor),
Hannah Hoekstra (Hemel) and Steve Oram (Sightseers)



  • Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
  • Busan International Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
  • Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival Official Selection
  • ​Winner of the International Fantasy Film Award Best Actor Rupert Evans 2015
  • Winner of the BloodGuts UK Horror Award Scariest Film 2014

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