The head protagonist in Ciarán Foy‘s Citadel, suffers gravely from agoraphobia. On top of his personal woes, his baby daughter becomes the next target to a group of mutant children wreaking havoc within the city. What more can you ask for?
This definitely takes me back to David Cronenberg‘s The Brood (Note to self, re-watch The Brood, as well as any other horror film focusing on freakish infant-esque hell-spawn). I can’t say too much just from the previews, but its lasting mark while exiting SXSW has pulled this feature into my radar.
Ciarán Foy is a filmmaker based out of Dublin, Ireland. Citadel is his debut feature film, with previous acclaim riding on his 2006 short The Faeries of Blackheath Woods.
More official story details can be read as follows (via SXSW 2012):
“The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley’s life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds himself terrorized by the same mysterious hooded gang, who seem intent on taking his baby daughter.
Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, he discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most…the abandoned tower block known as the “CITADEL.”
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