The Reckoning(2021)January 30, 2021
“The Reckoning” is a 2020 historical horror film directed by Neil Marshall, best known for his work on horror and action films such as “The Descent” and “Doomsday”. Set in 1665 England during the Great Plague, the film follows the story of Grace Haverstock, a young widow accused of being a witch after her husband commits suicide.
Charlotte Kirk plays the role of Grace, who is subjected to a brutal witch trial and imprisoned by a corrupt judge, played by Steven Waddington. As Grace endures horrific torture, she struggles to maintain her sanity and hold on to her faith.
The film explores themes of misogyny, religious fanaticism, and the horrors of the Great Plague, while also delivering suspenseful and terrifying scenes. The cinematography and set design are also noteworthy, with a grim and atmospheric portrayal of 17th century England.
While the film has been criticized for its portrayal of torture and the accuracy of its historical setting, it is a well-crafted horror film with strong performances and a haunting atmosphere. It is a must-watch for fans of historical horror and those interested in the dark side of human history.