On the eve of the US release, the UK genre specialist Jinga Films has licensed Ivan Kavanagh’s psychological horror to a number of territories including a deal with Kaleidoscope for the UK and Ireland.

In other deals, the Rupert Evans starrer has gone to Rialto for Australia and New Zealand, Universum for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Brunchmate for Korea.

Deals closed previously in Singapore (Red Pictures), Malaysia (Yellow Brick), Middle East (Falcon) and Benelux (A-Film).

Former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra Steve Oram and youngster Calum Heath also star in the tale of a camera archivist haunted by early film footage. Ivan Kavanagh wrote and directed the film.

Park Films’ AnneMarie Naughton produced the Ireland-UK co-production.

The Canal debuts in the US on October 10 through The Orchard on 20 screens.

The Canal is an extraordinarily well crafted frightener which explores the grey area between psychological and supernatural horror” said Jinga’s Julian Richards.

“We have a screening scheduled at AFM where we are looking to mop up the remaining territories.”