This is one that has had our very own bookworm John Milton salivating for quite some time.
After receiving glowing reviews at its World Premiere at this year’s SXSW Festival, Ciaran Foy’s gritty housing scheme horror flick, Citadel has a new poster to further promote it’s bleak, urban hellishness.
Part-filmed in my beloved Glasgow, Citadel stars James Cosmo (Outcast, Half Light, Urban Ghost Story), Aneurin Barnard (Ironclad, Elfie Hopkins) and Amy Shiels (Slaughter).
The synopsis is as follows,
Tommy Cowley (Aneurin Barnard) lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his highly pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone.
So shaken by the events that he’s developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates days hiding out indoors in his new flat from imagined threats and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy.
When the same hooded gang, seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter, begins terrorizing his life again, he’s torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct. With the help of a vigilante priest who has uncovered the genesis of this ruthless, potentially supernatural gang, Tommy must overcome his fears and venture into the heart of the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL to save his family.
Winner of the Midnighter Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, CITADEL brings a fresh take to classic horror by raising the question: How can you protect your family from evil when you’re afraid of everything?
Still no word on general release details as yet, but we will keep you posted.