Part hoody horror and part a slick slice of urban paranoia, Citadel looks to be one of the more intriguing offerings in the Cult strand at this year’s festival.

Set in a run-down tower block, the action focuses on Tommy (Aneurin Barnard), who is left to fend for himself and his newborn daughter after his pregnant wife is attacked and left for dead.

Terrified of setting foot outside his apartment after the incident, Tommy is convinced the rowdy youths will return.

And things take an even more sinister turn when a vigilante priest turns up to tell him that not only are his fears correct, but that these urban menaces are actually after his baby.

With hints of flicks like Eden Lake, Them and the underrated F, the trailer positively drips with dread and a feeling of unease.

Helmed by first-time director Ciaran Foy and also starring the likes of James Cosmo, Citadel screens at the festival on the 19 and 21 of October.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle