Hellboy' 'The Descent' director Neil Marshall taps into medieval macabre with 'The Reckoning'

Hellboy' 'The Descent' director Neil Marshall taps into medieval macabre with 'The Reckoning'

- By Ramon Gonzales

The Bubonic plague-era horror film stars Charlotte Kirk and as a woman falsely accused of being a witch. The film begins streaming via Shudder next month.

Shaking up the genre with promising directorial efforts with Dog Soldiers and The Descent, Neil Marshall would eventually go onto helm major television productions like Games of Thrones and Westworld.

Marshall's latest project is a supernatural horror film set during the Bubonic Plague of the Middle Ages in, The Reckoning. The flick penned by and features Charlotte Kirk as Grace Haverstock, a women that loses her husband due to the black plague only to then be accused of being a witch.

Forced to endure medieval torture while maintaining her innocence, Haverstock suffers mercilessly at the hands of England's most ruthless witch hunter, Judge Moorcroft, played by Sean Pertwee. She also must endure the mental unraveling as the actual Devil begins to infiltrate her mind while in captivity.

Earning a cult following with features films like Doomsday, Hellboy and The Descent, Marshall's directorial cred is what merits a closer look at The Reckoning. The film earned enough buzz to serve as the opening selection fo this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. It was then acquired by RLJE Films and Shudder with plans to begin streaming the movie in 2021.

The film is slated to hit theaters and PVOD on February 5th and then begins streaming on Shudder after.

Watch the trailer and a chilling clip for the film below.


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