Exclusive First Look At THE RECKONING, The New Feature From THE DESCENT’s Neil Marshall
Almost a year ago, we reported that Neil Marshall would be directing a period horror film set against the backdrop of witch hunts and plagues, all in England in the 17th century. Dubbed The Reckoning, the film follows a widow who must fend off the advances of her landlord who then accuses her of being a witch.
Today, we’re bringing you the first official still from the film, which recently wrapped production in Budapest.
“Set against the backdrop of the Great Plague and subsequent Witch-Hunts against women, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) grapples with the tragic death of her husband Joseph (Joe Anderson) in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects the advances of her landlord Squire Pendleton (Steve Waddington), she is falsely accused of being a witch and thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. Grace must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee) and face her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.“
Marshall co-wrote the film with Edward Evers-Swindell and Charlotte Kirk, the latter of whom serves as Executive Producer and stars as the lead alongside Ian Whyte, Bill Fellows, Craig Conway, and Darren Morfitt.