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How the Citadel director's agoraphobia inspired a horror film.

Posted Nov 16 2012 3:46pm

Ciaran Foy is the director of a new horror film, Citadel , in which an agoraphobic man tries to protect his daughter from a roaming band of warped, feral kids. In an interview with io9 , he discusses his real-life agoraphobia and how it informed his film
How similar was your experience with agoraphobia and what the character went through in this film?
Well it's kind of in many ways the first half of the film is very personal...I was 18 still living at home with my parents, the front door became the biggest challenge for me. I guess it symbolized the one threshold I couldn't pass...
So from that standpoint, feeling that sense of complete weakness. I can't even open the front door. I should be able to face the world, what is wrong with me. It's complete irrational fear.
I'm not a huge horror fan, but I'm interested in this.

And, hey, reader. If you've seen it, was it good?

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