The Orchard has just released the first trailer for The Canal, four months after the studio acquired this upcoming thriller. Rupert Evans stars as David, a film archivist who learns that his home was the site of a terrifying murder at the turn of the century. As David's family life starts to crumble, he begins to suspect sinister, supernatural forces are tearing his world apart.
You can also check out the poster for writer-director Ivan Kavanagh's haunted house thrill ride, co-starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Steve Oram, Hannah Hoekstra and Calum Heath, which arrives in select theaters and on VOD formats October 10.
Sitting in an empty theater, 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.