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The Orchard Acquires Psychological Thriller ‘The Canal’

The Orchard has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to writer-helmer Ivan Kavanagh’s psychological horror film “The Canal,” starring Rupert Evans and Antonia Campbell-Hughes.

Fresh off its global premiere at the Tribeca film fest, the pic will be released via the Orchard’s horror film brand Shock Till You Drop.

“We’re excited to release the film through an innovative film distributor like The Orchard who is focused on digital releasing with a theatrical campaign, creative online marketing and sales transparency,” AnneMarie Naughton, producer at Park Films, said in a statement.

ShockTillYouDrop.com managing editor Ryan Turek added, “This is one of those horror films that really creeps up on you. It’s a truly unnerving piece of work.”

“The Canal” was produced by Naughton for Park Films, with co-producers Vaughan Sivell and Sander Verdonk.

Craig Sussman at The Orchard negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers. The Orchard will release the film in 20 major markets and as well as on VOD and streaming platforms and on DVD.

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