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Rob G.’S Top Horror Picks Of 2012!

27 December 2012 11:03 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Has it already been a year since I last did this?! Wow, 2012 is just about behind us and our beloved genre has seen some interesting offerings this year. I honestly had a really tough time coming up with 10 great horror selections, but then again, there are still a handful of titles I missed out on. For example, I hear great things about The Loved Ones, but have yet to see it. I’m fairly positive I’ll love [Rec] 3 once I get to it, and The Collection also seems like my kind of bat-shit lunacy. Also on my wish list is the anthology pic V/H/S. And while I really, really wanted to pick the Maniac remake (which would’ve been my number one) and the Soska Sister’s American Mary, neither of those saw an official release in 2012. (They’re both coming in 2013 for sure.) Unlike previous years, I »

- Rob Galluzzo

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Interview: Talking ‘Citadel’ With Director Ciaran Foy

21 November 2012 8:59 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

In theaters now is Citadel, the new thriller by writer/director Ciaran Foy. The film tells the story of a young man who becomes inflicted with agoraphobia and must take care of his infant daughter after the brutal murder of his wife by a gang of hoodlums. When he finds out that the attacks occurring in his housing project may not be isolated incidents he seeks the help of a nurse and a deranged priest to put an end to the evil plaguing his neighborhood. The film stars Aneurin Barnard (Hunky Dory, Ironclad), James Cosmo (Braveheart, Trainspotting), and Wunmi Mosaku (Womb, I Am Slave).

I recently had a chance to sit down with Ciaran Foy and talk about his new film, Citadel. He discussed the brutal real-life event that inspired the film, dealing with agoraphobia, the filmmakers that inspired him, and his love for soundtracks.

Here’s what the talented »

- Dana Gardner

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Winners Announced for the BAFTA Scotland Awards

19 November 2012 4:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Last night, Edith Bowman played host to the British Academy Scotland Awards 2012, celebrating the year’s best and most promising talent in Scotland.

Previously known as the BAFTA Scotland Awards, the nominations were announced last month, with Ken Loach’s The Angel’s Share leading the pack, having taken home the Jury Prize at Cannes back in the spring.

The results have officially been announced, and Loach’s film didn’t disappoint, taking home the Best Writer award for Paul Laverty and Best Actor/Actress in the Film category for Paul Brannigan.

Zam Salim came away with the Best Director and Best Feature Film awards for his feature directorial debut, Up There, which was released in UK cinemas on Friday – if it’s playing in a theatre near you, this should definitely be encouragement enough to go and seek it out, if you haven’t done so already.

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Exclusive: Interview With “Citadel” Director Ciaran Foy

15 November 2012 11:10 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

The Irish horror film Citadel has been making waves across festivals and in limited release across the U.S. of late, first making hay by winning the SXSW Midnight Audience Award. The film chronicles a young father who suffers from a crippling agoraphobia, and must rescue his daughter from the very evil that so terrifies him most. It’s one of the best and most intense horror films I’ve enjoyed since I started this job (you can find my review here) and, while it was a long time coming to actually get this puppy up, we at FM had the distinct pleasure to chat with the esteemed director of Citadel, Ciaran Foy.

Foy wrote and directed the film, which was based partly on traumatic events that transformed his life, and we discussed those inspirations, his early inspirations as a filmmaker, what to expect from the film, and talked about »

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Liff Review: Citadel

15 November 2012 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Citadel

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels | Written and Directed by Ciaran Foy

Horror has always had it’s finger of the pulse of the nation, be it the nuclear terror of the 50s which led to films such as The Blob or the racial tensions in 60s America that permeated George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. The horror genre has always somehow managed to manifest our biggest cultural fears in its tales of ghouls, ghosts and serial killers. Borne out of the generational gap between old and young and the fears arising from the growth a benefit-scrounging underclass, a stereotype perpetuated by the mainstream media seemingly on a daily basis, the latest genre trend is the “hoodie horror”. Having already spawned films such as Harry Brown, Eden Lake and Johannes Roberts’ superb F, the latest entry in this growing sub-genre is Citadel. »

- Phil

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Facing Fear in the Citadel: A Movie Review

11 November 2012 10:48 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director/writer: Ciaran Foy. Cast: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, and Jake Wilson and Amy Shiels. Citadel was partially funded by the Irish Film Board. Also, this is director Ciaran Foy's first film and this is also a personal script developed by Foy. Foy was attacked at the age of eighteen by a group of teenagers with a hammer. This film is a type of catharsis as Foy relives that attack through his characters and story. Thus, Citadel is a psychological journey, with the protagonist facing some of his demonic and, likely, imaginary fears. Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) is the one taking this journey, along with viewers. The action begins with Tommy witnessing an attack on his young wife, Joanne (Amy Shiels). He is helpless to intervene as the elevator in his rundown apartment building is broken. Joanne is hospitalized. Yet, she gives birth to a daughter. In a coma, »

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Review: ‘Citadel’ Turns the Fear of Fatherhood Into a Tangible Nightmare

10 November 2012 9:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Editor’s note: another SXSW feature is hitting limited release, so please enjoy this Citadel review, originally published on March 19, 2012. Tommy and Joanne are a young couple about to welcome their first child into the world, and to celebrate the imminent arrival (and to feel safer day to day) they’re moving out of their sketchy apartment building known as the Citadel. But before she can even make it to the waiting taxi Joanne is violently assaulted and left with a dirty syringe hanging from her very pregnant belly. Tommy witnesses the attack but is helpless to stop it. The hospital manages to deliver their newborn son, but Joanne falls into a coma from which she never awakens. The weeks and months that follow see Tommy struggle to leave his new flat even as pressures from Social Services and his landlord begin to mount. He lives in fear of the hooded teenage hooligans responsible for his wife »

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New Citadel movie clips and featurettes

9 November 2012 8:58 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out new clips and featurettes from Citadel, starring James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard, Wunmi Mosaku and Amy Shiels. Ciaran Foy directs and scripts the horror which opens in theaters on October 26th via Cinedigm Entertainment. 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. »

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New Citadel movie clips and featurettes

9 November 2012 8:58 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out new clips and featurettes from Citadel, starring James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard, Wunmi Mosaku and Amy Shiels. Ciaran Foy directs and scripts the horror which opens in theaters on October 26th via Cinedigm Entertainment. 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. »

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Six Citadel Clips

9 November 2012 4:13 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Ciaran Foy brings his harrowing thriller Citadel to select theaters this weekend, starting today, Friday, November 9th. A nerve-racking suspense film about an agoraphobic man who recently lost his wife to a brutal murder, Aneurin Barnard stars as the single father who must protect his newborn baby from a group of feral demon children. We have six clips and two featurettes for this nail biting experience. If these don't get you to buy a ticket, nothing will.

Citadel - Letter

Citadel - Breaking In

Citadel - Angoraphobia Group

Citadel - Being Chased in a Tunnel

Citadel - Searching for Elsa

Citadel - They Can Small Fear

Citadel - Featurette 2

Citadel - Featurette 3

Citadel was released November 9th, 2012 and stars Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels. The film is directed by Ciaran Foy. »

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Five More Clips and a New Featurette for Ciaran Foy's Citadel

9 November 2012 3:52 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

More clips and another featurette have come in from Cinedigm and Flatiron Films for Citadel in honor of its limited theatrical run that begins today. Writer/director Ciarán Foy brings us the flick, which stars Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wumni Mosaku, Jake Wilson, and Amy Shiels.

Related Story: Exclusive Clip from Ciaran Foy's Citadel

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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 »

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Fear These Six Clips for Ciaran Foy’s Citadel

9 November 2012 3:14 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Writer/director Ciaran Foy’s “Citadel” has been playing the festival circuits for a while now and getting rave reviews for it. (Our very own Brent totally dug it.) The rest of the masses (well, some of you, anyway) will get their chance to finally watch the film when it opens its doors in select theaters in New York starting today, and then expands on November 16th in select Los Angeles theaters. As always, be sure to check your local listings before heading out. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya. 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, »

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Six Clips from Citadel

9 November 2012 12:44 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Citadel kicked off its limited theatrical release today in New York and opens in Los Angeles next week. If you’d like to get a better idea of what to expect from this movie, we’ve been given six clips to share with Daily Dead readers.

“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. »

- Jonathan James

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Review: Citadel

9 November 2012 5:12 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: After a young man.s pregnant wife is attacked, he finds that he must take care of his infant daughter after finding himself inflicted with a severe case of agoraphobia. When he finds that the attacks may not be an isolated incident he seeks the help of a sympathetic nurse and a disturbed priest. Review: Much of the horror explored in Citadel . the feature film debut from writer/director Ciaran Foy . tells a very relevant story in modern society. In an impoverished section of Ireland, »

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‘Citadel’ combines urban paranoia with urban decay

8 November 2012 7:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Citadel

Written and directed by Ciaran Foy

Ireland/UK, 2012

Every time you walk down a dark alleyway, you’ve felt it. Every time you’ve waited for the bus late at night, you’ve felt it too. Every unsolicited knock on the door, tap on your shoulder, distant chorus of laughter, and sudden hush of silence, you’ve felt that feeling course through your body: that intrinsic and deep-seated fear of the unknown and the unseen. In an urban setting, these feelings are ever-present and persistent, and in Ciaran Foy’s Citadel, they’re expertly amplified and actualized.

The story follows a man named Tommy (Aneurin Barnard), a single father inflicted with a severe case of agoraphobia after his wife (Amy Shiels), who was pregnant at the time, was attacked and killed by a gang of hooded delinquents. At his wife’s funeral, the priest (James Cosmo) warns Tommy that »

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Time to Vote on Your Favorite Fear in Honor of Citadel's Opening Weekend

8 November 2012 2:57 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

You may recall that in mid-October the Citadel "Show Us What You Fear" Contest launched on the film's Facebook page (more details can be found here), and now it's time to vote on your favorite fear.

With Citadel opening in limited theatres this weekend, it's time for us to reveal the five finalists for you guys to vote on. The finalist with the most votes may be eligible to receive the following:

A video call-out from director Ciaràn Foy A pair of Citadel tickets A Citadel poster autographed by Ciaràn Foy A box set of New Video/Cinedigm films (titles Tbd) A copy of the Citadel Blu-ray upon release

Related Story: Exclusive Clip from Ciaran Foy's Citadel

Check out the Top 5 below, and underneath them you'll see the poll. The numbers on the pictures (top right corner in red) correspond to the numbers in the poll.

What's Your Fear? »

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Director Ciaran Foy on Citadel: "In My Scared-Shitless Head, I Just Wanted to Get Rid of Them."

8 November 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Last September, Ciaran Foy's Citadel scared me very badly. In fact, I still think about it when I walk home through empty streets late at night. Besides the fact that the film itself is incredibly nerve-racking, one thing that made it really stick with me was Foy's personal history, which inspired the film. Basically, when Foy was 18, he was violently attacked by a group of young teenagers wielding, among other things, a hammer and a dirty syringe. Following the incident, he battled intense agoraphobia for several years. Ultimately, though, Foy found inspiration for this terrifying, psychologically intense film about a seemingly unstoppable gang of seriously evil children. Let's hear it for silver linings!I discussed the attack and its connection to the film in depth »

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Shock Interview: Citadel Director Ciaran Foy

8 November 2012 7:14 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

One of the number one pieces of advice fledgling filmmakers receive is "work from what you know."  Ciaran Foy seems to have taken that to heart with his feature film debut Citadel, even if it meant revisiting a tragic and haunting period of his life.

Citadel, opening in New York City tomorrow (November 9th) and Los Angeles (on the 16th), concerns a young man named Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) who suffers a brutal attack from a hooded gang and is left to raise his baby daughter alone.  He develops agoraphobia and until, one day, the gang returns and he is forced to step out beyond the safety of his tenement to take them on.

ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke to Foy about his thriller and what made the process of developing the project so personal for him.

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Interview: Citadel Director Ciaran Foy

8 November 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

One of the number one pieces of advice fledgling filmmakers receive is "work from what you know." Ciaran Foy seems to have taken that to heart with his feature film debut Citadel , even if it meant revisiting a tragic and haunting period of his life. Citadel , opening in New York City tomorrow (November 9th) and Los Angeles on the 16th, concerns a young man named Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) who suffers a brutal attack from a hooded gang and is left to raise his baby daughter alone. He develops agoraphobia, until one day the gang returns and he is forced to step out beyond the safety of his tenement to take them on. ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke to Foy about his thriller and what made the process of developing the project so personal for him. You an read the interview »

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Citadel Movie Review

7 November 2012 5:20 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Citadel Director: Ciaran Foy Starring: Aneurin Barnard (‘Ironclad,’ ‘The Facility’), James Cosmo (TV’s ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ ‘Game of Thrones’), Wunmi Mosaku (TV’s ‘Law and Order: UK’) and Amy Shiels (‘Slaughter’) People can become so distressed after surviving a traumatizing experience that they lose all faith in humanity and the will to live. But their need to protect their loved ones from experiencing the same fate can become so overpowering that they’re driven to do whatever it takes to save their lives. This is certainly the case with the main character, Tommy Cowley, in the new Irish horror thriller ‘Citadel,’ which will be released in select theaters on Friday. Based  [ Read More ]

The post Citadel Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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