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Shock Interview: Rupert Evans on the Horrors of ‘The Canal,’ Now Out…

Actor Rupert Evans isn’t the largest horror fan, but he appreciates their place in the world and the craft it takes to pull off an effective fright flick. “You guys in America love horror and Halloween is so huge. I think it’s a good thing we’re still making horror movies and trying to get audiences to suspend their disbelief. Today, everyone is so media savvy, they know how movies are made and it’s harder to pull off horror.”

Evans – who has dabbled in the world of horror and fantasy before with Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy – stars in The Canal, opening in select theaters and hitting VOD today (complete list of availability here). The actor plays David Williams who, with his wife Alice, move into a beautiful period house by a 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 David.

The Canal Theater & VOD Listing, Opening Friday!

It’s The Canal week here at Shock! The film that terrified us at Tribeca and that we’re helping The Orchard release is coming to select theaters and VOD this Friday (October 10th). Many of you have been asking where you’ll be able to find the film. The Facebook page for The Canal has a great breakdown of the VOD outlets and cities/theaters hosting the film – check it out here!
Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, and starring Rupert Evans, the film 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.

Something is Caught on Film in This Exclusive Clip from The Canal

What the hell is Rupert Evans seeing? That’s the question you’ll have after viewing this exclusive clip from The Canal, hitting select theaters and VOD on October 10th. You’ll be able to find it on iTunes and Amazon as well.
This is one of the more eerie moments of the movie – give it a look via the player here.

Check Out Two Clips from The Canal, Coming This October

The first two clips from The Canal have been released in anticipation of the film’s release on October 10th. The movie is hitting select theaters and VOD/iTunes/Amazon on October 10th.
Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, and starring Rupert Evans, the film 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.

L.A.! Come See The Canal for Free at Beyond Fest TONIGHT!

Beyond Fest is underway here in Los Angeles and I just wanted to throw out a friendly reminder to our area readers that tonight Shock Till You Drop is hosting a free screening of The Canal. This is the film that was picked up under our distribution partnership with The Orchard. It’s hitting select theaters and VOD on October 10th, but this is your chance to check it out free and on the big screen.

It plays before the highly-anticipated Nightcrawler at Beyond Fest. So, if you have tickets for Nightcrawler, come see The Canal beforehand, or, if you missed out on getting tickets for that sold-out screening and still want to drop in on the fest, The Canal is a great option!

Beyond Fest Full Line-Up Revealed, Shock to Present The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque announced today that they are partnering for the return of the sophomore festival, Beyond Fest, featuring the best in world genre programming, September 25th – October 4th, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. I’m very proud to say that ShockTillYouDrop has a small part in this year’s event. Not only are we collaborating on programming the short film selections, but Shock is co-presenting The Canal and The Town That Dreaded Sundown (both free screenings!).
Dedicated to delivering the elite in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema, this year’s Beyond Fest programming reflects a globally diverse and eclectic mix of premieres, rare repertory screenings and special events, all of which are anchored in bringing firsts to the community of genre fans in Los Angeles.

Here’s the U.S. Trailer for The Canal to Creep You Out

The Canal is coming to select theaters and iTunes and VOD on October 10th and ShockTillYouDrop.com and The Orchard are pleased to share with you the U.S. trailer for the film.

Rupert Evans (Hellboy) stars and Ivan Kavanaugh writes and directs. This is the first theatrical release that is coming out of Shock’s partnership with The Orchard, so I’m very eager and excited for you to check this one out. What do you think of the trailer?

Exclusive First Look: The U.S. Poster for The Canal, Release Date Revealed!

The Canal, a film I helped guide into the hands of The Orchard (with whom we have a partnership with) straight out of the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, recently played to San Diego Comic-Con attendees last month. I was there and it scared the crap out of them, which was a good feeling. Some really positive reviews came out of that screening. Now, I’m eager for you all to check it out.
The Orchard is giving the film an October 10th release; that’s when it will hit select theaters (20 cities, I’m told) and VOD. Below, you’ll find the official one-sheet. A new trailer is expected to hit the web next week.

Comic-Con Preview: Director Ivan Kavanagh, Star Rupert Evans on The Canal

If you’re around tonight at this year’s Comic-Con, you’ll want to check out what might be one of the best horror movies of the year as The Orchard and Shock Till You Drop bring Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal with a special preview screening at San Diego’s Gaslamp 15 at 8pm.

Set in rural Ireland, it stars Rupert Evans (Hellboy) as David, a film archivist with a morbid fascination for old films in which the subjects have since died. Right after learning that his wife (Hannah Hoekstra) may be cheating on him, she mysteriously disappears at the same time that his assistant Claire (Antonia Campbell Hughes) finds an old reel of film that points to a murder that took place in his house a hundred years ago. David starts to suspect her disappearance may involve some form of the supernatural but he also quickly becomes the prime suspect.

Comic-Con 2014: Free Tickets to See The Canal Presented by Shock Till You Drop…

When I was approached by The Orchard last year to enter into a partnership to help curate, acquire, promote and release horror films, I looked forward to the titles we were going to take out theatrically. Earlier this year, a movie – written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh – furiously grabbed my attention when it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. That film was The Canal, a unsettling and mature piece of work that The Orchard fought to acquire and which is now being prepared for a theatrical run this October.

Comic-Con is coming up so I suggested: Why don’t we take the film down to San Diego and show it to the horror fans, give them an early look at a fall release before anyone else gets to see it? The Orchard agreed and now here we are!

Trailer Debuts for The Canal and Maldito Amor

Two trailers hit today for films hailing from different parts of the world. From the Ireland comes The Canal?, a film by writer-director Ivan Kavanaugh.

This one is making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival next month. According to the event’s program…