Movies I’ve Seen: THE CANAL

The Canal

“The master wants her…”

“You’re like me…”

David, a film archivist, and his pregnant wife, Alice, move into an old home near a canal. Five years later, David is asked to review old police footage and discovers that their home was the site of a grizzly murder, and that the man who killed his unfaithful spouse later escaped prison and drowned his two children in the nearby canal.

David is unnerved by these revelations, and begins seeing a spectre that threatens both him and his family. To make things worse, he suspects his wife is having an affair. When Alice disappears and her body is later found in the canal, David becomes the prime suspect. Desperate to prove his innocence and protect his son, he digs deeper, discovering a series of unsolved murders that have occurred in or near his home over the past century. With the help of his coworker, Claire, David must solve the mystery or risk history repeating itself.

While not necessarily new on ideas, The Canal was well acted and heavy on atmosphere with an effective twist ending that did the film justice. In my opinion, it’s definitely worth checking out on Netflix.

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