The sound-design and editing are sharp and effectively sinister, and the visuals are the sort that might carve out a dark notch in your brain never to let go… you’re gonna find yourself inching backwards in your seat most assuredly. Oh god that hole in the wall… – The Film Experience
The Canal is a hidden gem of a film, demonstrating the type of intelligent horror audiences often say they want yet rarely pay for. – The Hollywood Outsider
Surprisingly dark and scary… Brooding, dark and scary. – Bloody Disgusting
Lakeshore Records released The Canal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) back in 2014, featuring score by composer Ceiri Torjussen (Test, Repo Men), who is also known for his orchestrations on films like Underworld: Evolution, Hellboy, Live Free or Die Hard and many more. If you’re looking for a good thriller to dive into this weekend, start here. Starring Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Albert Nobbs) and Hanna Hoekstra (Hemel), this supernatural horror story is about a film archivist who sees footage revealing that his happy home was once the scene of a gruesome murder, which casts evil shadows upon his present life.
The new horror film The Canal opens in theaters and On Demand today (check local listings) and stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rupert Evans and Steve Oram (view the full cast list). The Canal (Original Motion Picture) featuring a tense score by Ceiri Torjussen (Test, Underworld: Evolution,Hellboy) is released by Lakeshore Records. Welsh-born Ceiri (pronounced “Kay-Ree”) Torjussen got his start in film music as an Orchestrator for Composer Marco Beltrami after graduating from USC School of Music.
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The Canal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes
1. Body Fishing
2. Psychotic Visions
3. David’s Fury
4. Alice Search 1
5. Burial and Wake
6. Believe Me Sophie
7. Moviola Creeps
8. Putrid Premonitions
9. Lumière Visitor
10. Wall of Sound
11. Where’s Jackson?
12. Horrendous Hotel
13. Hair and Dirt
14. The Lady in the Grass
15. Specter in my Soul
16. Washing the Blood
17. Dead Babies
19. Killing Clare
20. The Sewer of the Mind
21. By the Old Bleak Stream (Canal End Credits)
22. Wake Once More
23. Canal Improvisation
Listen to this podcast interview with Composer Ceiri Torjussen at KQEK.
About The Canal:
Set in rural Ireland, THE CANAL 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.
The sound-design and editing are sharp and effectively sinister, and the visuals are the sort that might carve out a dark notch in your brain never to let go… The Canal’s no slouch and it pulls no punches – as it dives deep into walls and underground tunnels (edited by the same guy who made the tunnels of 2011′s Kill List so monstrously effective) you’re gonna find yourself inching backwards in your seat most assuredly. Oh god that hole in the wall… –The Film Experience
Lakeshore Records is pleased to release the soundtrack to The Canal, a horror film by award-winning Director Ivan Kavanagh. The chilling score by Ceiri (“Kay-Ree”) Torjussen (Test, Big Ass Spider, Underworld: Evolution) will be available on iTunes on October 14th. Multi award-winning composer Ceiri Torjussen’s music was described by the Los Angeles Times as a “sudden bolt of creative lightning.” Welsh-born, but based in Los Angeles, his credits run the gamut of independent films, documentaries, network TV, animation and numerous large-budget studio films. Stay tuned for the download link!
The Canal tells the story of David Williams (Rupert Evans) and his wife, Alice (Hannah Hoekstra), 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.