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Citadel (2012)

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An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.

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Marie
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Joanne
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Council Office Clerk
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Dr. Kelly
Jake Wilson ...
Danny
Pete Murphy ...
Paramedic
Chris Hegarty ...
Feral Child
Scott Mckenzie ...
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Junkie Man
Keith Hutcheson ...
Bus Driver
Harry Saunders ...
Elsa
Arlowe Saunders ...
Elsa
Sandra McFadden ...
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Tommy Cowley is a young father inflicted with chronic agoraphobia since his wife was brutally attacked by a gang of a twisted feral children. Trapped in the dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown, he finds himself terrorised by the same gang, who now seem intent on taking his baby daughter. Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, Tommy sets out to learn the nightmarish truth surrounding these hooded children. He also 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. Written by Anonymous

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They see your fear

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language | See all certifications »

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1 March 2013 (UK)  »

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Citadel - Wo das Böse wohnt  »

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Ciarán Foy suffered from agoraphobia in his late teens and early twenties. See more »

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When Tommy leaves his home near the start of the film to take the baby to the centre, by his front door there is a phone base with no phone, when he returns later there is a phone in the cradle. See more »

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Great budget horror
12 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the Irish and Scottish film boards a nice gritty horror that plays out like a great short story. Quite creepy with solid main performances from Cosmo (Braveheart and Game of Thrones) a world class actor and newcomer Barnard. This reminds me of another similarly gritty Celtic collaboration. A great Urban horror set in dangerous Scottish estates abandoned it seems by police and society where fear breeds. The agoraphobia of the main character is done well I thought and that different angle and its subsequent analogy of escaping from the hopeless forgotten edges of society added another dimension to the main character. Cosmo is great as always as the unorthodox priest and you'll not be seeing him waving about any bibles trying to dispossess anyone. The only complaint I will make is a scene which isn't really essential in which some dodgy CGI is employed. The main character might look a bit over made up in his attempt to look like a sleep deprived fear driven man, but otherwise I really enjoyed this film done on an extremely modest budget displaying just how to make a modern urban horror.


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