A few weeks ago TJ gave us a brief glimpse at a brand new horror game entitled Black Death. This game is from the lads and ladettes who brought us the excellent Resident Evil 4-ish horror game Cold Fear, back in 2005, and they even had their hands in the mysterious I Am Alive survival game who’s development has since shifted to Ubisoft Shanghai. Needless to say, they know horror, and more than that, they know how to make good games, and that’s why I’m more than a little excited for this game. Still not sold? Check out some gameplay.
All that is from the prototype so it’s nowhere near finished and much of it could change from the final product. With that said, it still looks fucking fantastic and I’m all for another post-apocalyptic game that forces me to wear a gas mask while terrifying things try to tear me apart (See: Metro 2033). So far this Black Death is PC exclusive and there’s no word yet regarding a release date but I’ll try my best to pry myself from my Xbox 360 to let you know when you can get your hands on this game. I just have to muster the willpower. I can do it. READ MORE
Thanks to a tip from editor Andrej over at The Daily DL we got a tip about a new survival horror game. It is titled Black Death, and is being made by Darkworks. Those who don’t know Darkworks, they have done Cold Fear, Alone In The Dark: New Nightmare (which I recommend), and they were working on I Am Alive (When the fuck is that coming out?), which has since been taken over buy Ubisoft.
Black Death will be a first person shooter, and in the game a fog rolls into town turning people into mutants. If you want to see some screen shots of the game and some more info, check out the article over at THE DAILY DL READ MORE
Now in stores everywhere is Magnet Releasing’s Blu-ray release of Black Death, the latest genre offering from Christopher Smith (Creep, Triangle, Severance).
Starring Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice Van Houten, Rupert Friend and Kimberley Nixon, the film is “set in an apocalyptic medieval world, “Death” details the story of a band of brothers whose quest is to hunt down a necromancer against the backdrop of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England.”
Inside you’ll find Laren Taylor’s review of the 1080p HD release that includes a behind the scenes featurette and a digital copy of the film.
Magnolia Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($26.98) and Blu-ray ($29.98) releases of gothic horror Black Death which stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, and Carice Van Houten. Each will be available to own from May 10th. Extras will include a behind the scenes featurette, and a digital copy of the film.
“Medieval England has fallen under the shadow of The Black Death. In this apocalyptic world, filled with fear and superstition, a young monk called Osmund is charged with leading a fearsome knight, Ulric (Sean Bean) and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer – someone able to bring the dead back to life. Torn between his love of God and the love of a young woman, Osmund discovers the necromancer, a mysterious beauty called Langiva. After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his heart’s desire, the horror of his real journey begins….”
Now on On-Demand, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Amazon and iTunes is Magnet Releasing’s Black Death (review), which also arrives in limited theaters on March 11.
Earlier this week we brought you our exclusive chat with director Christopher Smith, and now we got our hands on a brand new exclusive clip featuring Sean Bean as Ulric having a deep religious conversation with the Church. “God’s grip on the people have loosened…”
“Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.”
We’ve been promoting the hell out of Magnolia Pictures’ Black Death (review), especially since it’s now landed on various platforms including On-Demand, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Amazon and iTunes (this is seriously the way to go if you ask me; Im a huge fan of VOD). Earlier this week we brought you our exclusive chat with director Christopher Smith, and now Magnet/Magnolia is hoping to get your full attention for the forthcoming March 11 theatrical date with a handful of goodies.
Inside you’ll find a slew of new clips, along with some crazy awesome concept posters designed by Simon Bisley. You’ll find our full image gallery here.
Black Death, the latest horror film from ‘Severance’ director Christopher Smith, tells the story of a young monk in 14th century England (Eddie Redmayne) who travels with a group of soldiers to a remote village that has been left mysteriously untouched by the Black Plague. Once there, they must contend with a beautiful necromancer (Carice van Houten) who it is rumored possesses the ability to raise the dead.
B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen recently got on the phone with Smith to discuss the historical horror movie, which is now playing on home-viewing formats (On-Demand, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Amazon.com and iTunes) and debuts on March 11th in limited theaters. During their talk the director addressed comparisons to the similarly-themed ‘Season of the Witch’, why he decided to veer away from the more supernatural direction that was present in the original script, and the fine line he had to walk to both satisfy gore-hounds and present a more grounded type of violence that was true to his vision for the film.
See inside for the full interview.
Updated with trailer inside. It’s hard to ignore any movie coming out when it’s from director Chris Smith, the man behind such movies as Severance, Triangle and even the highly underrated Creep. Next on his agenda is the Medieval period piece, Black Death, his latest genre film that was recently acquired by Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing for U.S. distribution. Starring Sean Bean, set in an apocalyptic medieval world, Death details the story of a band of brothers whose quest is to hunt down a necromancer against the backdrop of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England. Black Death will be available via On-Demand, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Amazon.com and iTunes February 4 and in theaters starting March 11. Inside you’ll find the red band trailer, which requires you to register with Hulu (LOLOLOL). We’ll add an embed when we get the file some time tomorrow.
Chris Smith (Severance, Triangle, Creep) is heading to the Medieval period with Black Death, his latest genre film that was recently acquired by Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing for U.S. distribution. Starring Sean Bean, set in an apocalyptic medieval world, Death details the story of a band of brothers whose quest is to hunt down a necromancer against the backdrop of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England. Black Death will be available via On-Demand, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu, Amazon.com and iTunes February 4 and in theaters starting March 11. Check out the official poster inside.