Season of the Witch is a 2011 American fantasy adventure horror film starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Dominic Sena. Cage stars with Ron Perlman. The film draws inspiration from the 1957 film The Seventh Seal.
Teutonic Knights return from the Crusades to find their fatherland ruined by the Black Death. Two church elders accuse a girl (Claire Foy) of being a witch and being responsible for the destruction and command the knights to transport the girl to a monastery so the monks there can lift her curse from the land.
“Season of the Witch represents a new low in Oscar winner Cage’s once-stellar career. Only his accountant could possibly approve. Does to the medieval era what Cage’s Wicker Man did to Anthony Shaffer. Hokum and not in a good way.” David Hughes, Empire
“As far as legendary odysseys go, Behman’s is pitifully uneventful and lethargic, marked by a fleeting run-in with hellish wolves as well as what may be the cinema’s all-time least thrilling rickety bridge-crossing sequence. Along the way, Cage’s hero wrestles with guilt over the accidental murder of an innocent woman, indiscreetly leers at his caged young hottie cargo, espouses his disgust for organized religion’s earthly leaders, and decapitates possessed monks with the aid of pitiful CG effects.” Nick Shager, Slant Magazine