The Reckoning
  • Directors(s)

    Neil Marshall

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    100m

  • Cast

    Steven Waddington, Sean Pertwee, Charlotte Kirk

Film

The Reckoning

strong bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual threat

THE RECKONING is a horror drama, set in the 17th century during the Great Plague, in which a young widow is accused of being a witch.

  • Directors(s)

    Neil Marshall

  • Production Year

    2020

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    100m

  • Cast

    Steven Waddington, Sean Pertwee, Charlotte Kirk

A woman is attacked by a man and her dress is torn as he declares his intention to rape her; the women fights back and burns the man's hand with a metal poker drawn from a fire, which drives him off.
There are images of the corpses of plague victims buried in pits or piled onto wagons, with faces and bodies covered in livid sores. A dog feeds on the remains of a plague victim. There are images of bodies hanging by the neck, some as a consequence of suicide and others as a result of executions. There are also images of the faces of women burning as they are executed on bonfires for the crime of witchcraft. A woman who has survived being immolated displays healed burn injuries to her face.
Strong violence includes sword slashings, stabbings and shootings which result in extensive bloodshed. A woman has a vision of a demon ripping open her throat with clawed hands. A woman is subjected to various forms of torture as she is pressured into confessing that she practices witchcraft; the methods of torture are limited to their establishment only, but the bloody consequences are seen in the the aftermath. A man's head is crushed in gory fashion by the wheel of a wagon which has been deliberately driven over it. A religious zealot flagellates himself as he prays.
There is moderate sex featuring riding and thrusting, but no strong nudity. There is moderate threat, some of a supernatural nature. There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder bad language such as 'whore', 'bloody', 'bastard', 'balls', 'shit', 'moron', 'damn' and 'God'. A woman is called a "gypo".

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
The ReckoningFilm100m 0sVertigo Releasing Ltd06/04/2021
  • Classified date

    06/04/2021

  • Language

    English