Black Death 2010

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Most horror films only walk the line of believability for twenty minutes or so; Christopher Smith’[s medieval thriller manages to keep the ambiguity going for its entire running time. Eddie Reymayne plays Osmund, a young monk who joins forces with Ulrich (Sean Bean) as they investigate a plague-hit settlement where the inhabitants may or may not be coming back to life. A great supporting cast (Tim McInnery, Carice van Houten, David Warner) and taut direction from Smith make the best of the conceit, which works as a downbeat alternative to Game of Thrones. The clever use of voice-over in Dario Polini’s script is one of a number of unusual features that make Black Death worth seeking out.

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