The common hoodie probably the most understood individual in today’s society. We’re always hearing about hooded monsters terrorising in communities worldwide some going as far as tragic circumstances but a lot of the times its just part of that person’s fashion preferences. What if those little hooded terrors are the real mccoy and actually are nasty little monsters living up to that reputation? Step forward Ciarán Foy’s CITADEL psychological horror debut from Irish writer/director which will make it’s World Première at SXSW over Austin Texas , USA tomorrow nights midnight strand, now watch the films official trailer!
The film stars Aneurin Barnard ( Hunky Dory) , James Cosmo (Highlander, Troy, Braveheart), Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson and Amy Shiels. Filmed in Glasgow, Scotland (in Govan, the base of the films producers Sigma Films) shows off the never ending talent for decent horror flicks from UK&Ireland. Really lives on that urban legend of hoddies are trouble, especially the kids and why not make them feral kids adding a psychological as well as a atmospheric eeriness.
The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley’s (Barnard) life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds himself terrorized by the same mysterious hooded gang, who seem intent on taking his baby daughter.
Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest(Cosmo), he 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
Sigma Films have told Cinehouse/The Peoples Movies there’s no word on the UK&Irish release date but expect the film to arrive on our shores. For American cinephiles here is SXSW Screening Info:
World Premiere Sunday 11/03/2012, Alamo Lamar B, 11:59 PM
Monday 12/03/2012, Alamo Ritz 2, 11:30 PM
Tuesday 13/03/2012, Violet Crown 1, 12:00 PM
Thursday 15/03//2012, Alamo Lamar B, 11:59 PM
Sigma Films have also sent us the film’s poster which uses the AURASMA app. It’s the world’s first virtual browser, and it brings the physical and virtual world together.You can download the APP for free onto your phone, its in the apple store, once downloaded, open the APP up and scan the poster, keep the camera looking at the poster and watch it come to live! So download the app at http://www.aurasma.com/