Citadel Review

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When he witnesses his wife's fatal assault at the hands of a group of hoodies, Tommy (Barnard) raises his newborn baby in a pervading atmosphere of dread and paranoia. He's left house bound and coiled for violence.


An agoraphobic worm turns on the mutant hoodies that kidnapped his baby in this horror thriller. There’s some lip service paid to the idea that all inner-city kids are not necessarily murderous homunculi, but the film has none of the brutal wit of Eden Lake or the slickness of Them.

Plenty of pungent ideas and a nice line in urban terror. The final product falls short of the best in Brit horror, though.