Black Death Synopsis
A monk investigates rumors of people being resurrected during an outbreak of the bubonic plague.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Here, excessive piety and rampant paganism are equally malevolent forces, the film's baleful view of human nature mirrored in Sebastian...
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83

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Black Death bears some similarities to a zombie movie in the way the plague inevitably overtakes the populace, and it also has one foot in...
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Black Death embraces its horror roots with ample bloodshed, at which point the silly costumes and anachronistic dialogue no longer seem so...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
A moderately creepy, often garishly violent action horror film frontloaded with heretics, Christians, mercenaries, witches, witch-burners,...
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70

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
While managing to deliver enough suspense and bloodletting to appease gore fans, steadily improving helmer Christopher Smith ("Severance")...
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70

Village Voice

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Screenwriter Dario Poloni and director Christopher Smith provide enough sword-and-sorcery hoo-ha to please the "Lord of the Rings"...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Though deadly serious, Christopher Smith's European-made bubonic- plague melodrama provides good value with lots of blood and guts, as well...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
With unexpected supernatural restraint, the movie approaches a religious parable; am I being unfair in wishing it had a touch more...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Horror film buffs like to giggle as much as scream but there're no giggles here.
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40

Empire

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An encouraging set-up soon descends into a grubby muddle, leaving you wishing you were just rewatching "The Name Of The Rose" instead.
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looks like fun for everyone

By edfand
And blackness falls upon us all......

Straight to video

By Mikiala919
I rented this movie on iTunes and was glad I didn't see this movie at theaters. The plot is somewhat boring and hard to follow. The movie setting is during the Black plague and has a twisted ending...

this movie is great

By JADABRIS
Def a must see...I dont care what all you stupid people say about o how bad this movie is cause whoever is saying that is dumber then dog ish let me tell you....but this movie is a must see...

Where's Vincent Price when you need him?

By stepbrad
This movie reminded me a lot of an old AIP-EAPoe movie called "The Conqueror Worm" aka "Witchfinder General," maybe more of a companion piece. I found it interesting to compare the black plague to...

By Ronin Bahamut
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Rated R | For Strong brutal violence, and some language