Neil Marshall’s latest, The Reckoning, is a grueling new witch horror movie set in 1600’s London during the Great Plague.
Charlotte Kirk plays a woman grieving the loss of her husband, who is accused of being a witch after refusing the advances of her landlord.
She is tortured like all the other alleged witches, as it’s discovered that there may be more sinister forces at play in Neil Marshall’s new witch horror film, The Reckoning.
The Reckoning depicts a cruel and devastating mid-17th-century London, filled with death and disease, where women are tortured and killed upon suspicion of being witches.
The trailer for the film is filled with a sense of impending doom and its themes will be sure to make for some uneasy viewing, not for the faint of heart.
Horror fans, and especially fans of horror films set in historical times (see 2018’s Apostle and 2015’s The Witch as good examples) should be in for a treat.
Everything in horror films set in those olden days feels a lot more crude and brutal, and the religious subtext always makes for good, spooky content.
Marshall, who is best known for directing the popular horror film The Descent (2005) looks to follow-up his 2019 reboot of Hellboy with this one, and judging by the trailer, he’s on the right track.
Charlotte Kirk is joined by Joe Anderson, Steven Waddington, and Sean Pertwee in supporting roles, and the film is due for release in cinemas and on-demand from 5 February 2021.