It’s always exciting when homegrown talent deliver a trailer as good as this, and the look of Citadel promises something very good indeed. The trailer is creepy to the extreme, intense and ever so slightly disturbing, and I can see this film really delivering. The look, feel and vibe of the trailer remind me of some other homegrown masterpieces, films like Outcast, The Torment and Heartless spring to mind, and if the film can be anywhere close to as good as them, then we are in for a treat.
The makers have just released a festival trailer as the film prepares to show at this weekends SXSW festival, and we have the truly captivating trailer right here for you! The film is directed by Irish director Ciaran Foy, and this marks his debut into the world of feature length films. Aneurin Barnard plays the lead character Tommy, and the recognisable and always brilliant James Cosmo plays The Priest. Also appearing in the chilling film are Wunmi Mosaku and Amy Shiels. Foy also wrote the film.
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.
By Matt Wavish