After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock is unjustly accused 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 faces her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.
The thing about Neil Marshall’s The Reckoning, is that his takes him back to his atmospheric low budget affair that made him a hot name to begin with. While I enjoyed his take on Hellboy for what it was. The Reckoning is really his type of film where his filmmaking abilities shine.
The story itself may take a while to build up for a lot of our audience to fully appreciate or give it time to develop. Hopefully a lot of you will allow this film to build up its tension because it’s a real solid flick that’s enjoyable for genre fans.
The story of witches may have been done to death already, but it’s hard to see any sub-genre that hasn’t been done to death in the horror genre. However, The Reckoning does offer some coop elements in the horror genre that I appreciated.
I would say this movie goes as far as Charlotte Kirk’s performance will take it, she’s a force to be reckoned with and tears up the screen rather dominantly.
Overall grade: 3/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar