CITADEL, winner of the 2012 Midnighter Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, will be opening in select theaters on October 19th.
The film stars Aneurin Barnard as Tommy, who is left to raise his newborn daughter alone after being attacked with his pregnant wife in a shocking act of violence. When his life becomes terrorized once again, Tommy must overcome his fears and extreme agoraphobia to venture into the heart of the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL to save his family.
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?
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