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Citadel

4

Ciaran Foy’s fresh, eerie twist on this urban horror

Further proof that kids these days are a bunch of little shits comes from Ciaran Foy’s fresh, eerie twist on the urban horror, which sees young agoraphobic father (Aneurin Barnard, excellent) tormented by feral youths who seem barely human.

Inspired by Foy’s own experience of being attacked, Citadel is at times alarmingly real.

Yet it’s the crossover into mythic territory that takes this from hoodies to Homeric territory as Tommy embarks on a quest with a fallen priest and a blind child with special powers.

A gritty sister to Philip Ridley’s Heartless, this is similarly flawed but full of flair.

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