The quest for sanctuary in the time of the Bubonic Plague takes viewers on a particularly bleak voyage in Black Death
, an oppressive yet compelling period adventure that uses pestilence as a vehicle to detail the bitter clash between faith and sacrilege. Neither as fun as Severance
nor as mind-bending as Triangle
, this serious-minded descent into the darkness of the human soul finds genre vet Christopher Smith forging boldly into grim territory alongside screenwriter Dario Poloni, whose piercing screenplay skillfully coaxes religious conflict to the forefront of the story while never offering viewers an easy way out.
As the Black Death ...