CAPTURED by DEATHZ HEAD A.K.A. THE CHILLER on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:42 PM
This new Irish film "Citadel" was right up my alley. You could call it a
very hopeless and depressing setting set in the projects as a young
couple get brutalized by feral kids wearing hoodies. I've seen movies
before where killer kids wear hoodies but that's never a bad thing. You
do see their mutated faces later on and I bet you're wondering why
they're mutated now. That's...
This new Irish film "Citadel" was right up my alley. You could call it a very hopeless and depressing setting set in the projects as a young couple get brutalized by feral kids wearing hoodies. I've seen movies before where killer kids wear hoodies but that's never a bad thing. You do see their mutated faces later on and I bet you're wondering why they're mutated now. That's the mystery. What are they? At one point a priest tells this victimized man that they're demons and he believes them, then he laughs and tells him "You'll probably believe anything right now." as they prepare for war against this fearsome menace. The star is a poor guy trying to raise a kid after losing his wife to these human rats, if you will. They aren't really human anymore. Or were they ever? They may have human form but they have more in common with animals as they can literally sense your fear. They sniff out your fear as well as an animal and that scared the crap out of me. It's because they really aren't human. They just started out as humans. You can't help but feel for the guy with a kid living in the projects all by himself. That's gotta be the pits right there. He even goes as far as to call the cops and they ignore his call, hanging up on him. How harrowing it must be to grow up in such dire circumstances. I don't know about you but I sure felt for the guy. And what happens? The unthinkable you could say. They stole his kid! This is where he teams up with the beleaguered and embittered priest in order to finally find a way to eradicate these mutants living in the worst of the worst areas. I would give this movie two big thumbs up for really changing the killer kid genre and making you afraid of the slums all over again. You should be. They're no place for anyone but the reality is someone has to live there. What comes next is the unfathomable courage to go and try to find his kid and maybe even kill some of these bastards. They are beyond devolved. They're the epitome of poverty. Abandoned kids living on flesh. You do not want to go there. I'm sure any fan of films of this type will love this one. An industrial infection grays and hardens their skin. Their teeth sharp. If you think being poor is easy then think again and watch this for educational and entertainment purposes alike. The climactic finish will satisfy all those that watch.
Guest Commentator BLUE FIEND says: "I'm not one of them. I'm just really, really ugly! Trust me, I love processed food!"