Black Death (2010)

Director
Christopher Smith

Main cast
Sean Bean; Eddie Redmayne; Carice van Houten; Kimberley Nixon; John Lynch

Genres
Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller, Mystery

Description
As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumors circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.


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