When his pregnant wife is attacked by hooded children-like individuals, Tommy is forced to watch her remain in a coma for months. He is forced to pull the plug and live alone with his baby daughter. However, he is now terrified to go out of his home, developing a phobia of the outer world, created by the attack on his wife. The demon-children return, however, and take away his daughter. With the help of a renegade priest and of a blind boy, he will go off to recuperate his daughter, the only piece left of his wife.
The movie is effective in delivering creepiness, scares, and a solid performance from Aneurin Barnard as a broken man, struggling to raise his daughter and petrified to leave his home. The demon-children are mysterious and creepy all at once, the hoods on their heads and the rare occasions to see their faces helping a lot. The priest is a man who acts like someone that you would not consider being a priest. Story-wise, some details remain unclear, but I’ll let you discover that for yourself.
All in all, it is a decent movie that was well filmed and well played. “Citadel” deserves 3.5 stars out of 5.