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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.


Ciarán Foy (as Ciaran Foy)


Ciarán Foy (as Ciaran Foy)
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Credited cast:
James Cosmo ... Priest
Aneurin Barnard ... Tommy
Wunmi Mosaku ... Marie
Amy Shiels ... Joanne
Ian Hanmore ... Council Office Clerk
Ingrid Craigie ... Dr. Kelly
Pete Murphy Pete Murphy ... Paramedic
Chris Hegarty Chris Hegarty ... Feral Child
Jake Wilson Jake Wilson ... Danny
Sandra McFadden Sandra McFadden ... Nurse
Sarah Haworth Sarah Haworth ... Junkie Woman
Agnes Grout Agnes Grout ... Nurse
Charlie Graham Charlie Graham ... Feral Child
Keith Hutcheson Keith Hutcheson ... Bus Driver
Arlowe Saunders Arlowe Saunders ... Elsa


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


Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Ireland | UK



Release Date:

1 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Citadela See more »

Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opening scenes were shot in Govan, Glasgow. The high-rise flats shown in the opening scenes have since been demolished. See more »


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 »


When you were Sweet Sixteen
Written by James Thornton
Performed by Richard McCollough
Arrangement and recording by Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle
Additional Recording by Steve Shannon
Courtesy of SPR Sound
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Oh how much better this could have been!
16 November 2012 | by missismigginsSee all my reviews

The idea was quite interesting and could have been made into a reasonable and creepy little movie. Sadly, that was not to be. The agoraphobic Tommy was painful to watch, like a scared rabbit caught in the headlights for the entire movie. You really wanted him to get a good kicking, he deserved it. The priest was not bad, a little OTT but likable, unklike Tommy, who became more loathsome as the movie progressed. The whingeing baby was also a bit of a spoiler too, there were quite a few times in the movie that I hoped the "Demon" children would have simply eaten her and been done.

Probably the most realistic and frightening part of the entire movie was the "Demon" children. These were obviously not actors, but real children from the West End of Newcastle, everything about them was authentic Scotswood/Benwell/Cruddas Park. Amazing how the film makers managed to train them to turn up for work each day. Their clothes and behaviour were a perfect example of the youth from the North East of England - fantastic casting! Well done to the make up department too! You managed to almost make them look a little more human than they appear in real life as they scurry through the alleys and back lanes of West Denton.

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