When it's over, it's Exorcist meets The Ninth Gate. Nicholas Cage plays a 14th-century knight who must transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks will determine whether or not her powers could be the source of the Black Plague. Upon arrival at the monastery, Cage and his group of knights find the place deserted and the monks dead. They discover the woman not to be a witch at all, and then, things really start to get nasty. This film was a true disappointment, and it's a shame Cage didn't take the time to learn an English accent. It would have made his character more believable and the film more authentic to its setting. The sudden twist in the last third of the film damaged the story more than helped, and I think the filmmakers should have stuck to the witch story, instead of switching to a story about Satan.
My rating: 2 out of 5
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