Cinedigm and Flatiron Films have released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming supernatural thriller.
Citadel is a film about a man who must face terrible odds, in addition to his own crippling fears, to save what is left of his family from an enigmatic supernatural threat.
To me, it looks like just the right amount of creepy without too many startles, which – as you know if you read my reports with any frequency – is the only good kind of creepy, at least in my opinion. This seems like a proper, classic horror film with real psychological elements- a true study of fear and its effects on the protagonist, a terrified everyman.
We also have this official synopsis:
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.
Citadel won the Midnighter Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, and will see limited US release on October 26th, 2012.