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:
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. Through ghastly imagery and a chilling score, Ivan Kavanagh's The Canal is an Irish ghost story that will leave you with a fear of the dark and a dripping chill down your spine long after the film's conclusion.
Then, from Chile, the giallo-inspired Maldito Amor (thanks to Sam at Fango for pointing this one our to us). The title translates to Damned Love and the film is directed by Gonzalo Badilla. It concerns a group of high school students who are up against a masked killer and a young man who is after the girl of his dreams.
Check out both previews below!