The Reckoning Trailer: Fear spreads like the plague
After having its premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in August, RLJE Films has unveiled the first trailer and poster for Neil Marshall’s upcoming adventure horror pic The Reckoning warning that fear can spread like the plague. The trailer and poster can be viewed below!
Co-written by director Marshall, Charlotte Kirk and Edward Evers-Swindell, the film follows Grace Haverstock (Kirk) after she loses her husband during the Great Plague and find herself falsely accuse of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft. Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.
Alongside Kirk, the cast for the film includes Sean Pertwee (Gotham), Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game), Joe Anderson (Outsiders), Rick Warden (Casualty) and Mark Ryan (Transformers: The Last Knight).
“The Reckoning was initially born out of a desire to spin a good yarn that would chill and thrill in equal measure,” Marshall and Kirk said in a statement. “We love the idea of scaring the hell out of audiences and wanted to make something truly terrifying, but also unlike anything we’d seen before. As part of the creative process we did a ton of research, and the more we unearthed about the horrific trials and tribulations thousands of women were forced to endure, we felt this story should carry a more powerful message along with the scares. So, The Reckoning is as much about female empowerment as it is about Witch Hunts and the Great Plague of 1665. And, of course, when making the movie in 2019 we had no idea the world was about to be brought to its knees by a modern-day plague, and how that would add to the many reasons this movie is so relevant for today’s audience. But above all, it’s a scary, entertaining and suspenseful thrill-ride and we can’t wait for you to see it.”
The Reckoning is set to hit theaters, digital platforms and VOD on February 5.