Fantasia 2010: Interview: Christopher Smith

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Don’t worry. Though director Chris Smith—who made a name for himself with tense, tightly scripted genre gems Creep, Severance, and Triangle—may be tackling lofty themes of right, wrong, and the religions in between with his new film Black Death. But there’s still plenty of necromancy and “heads on sticks,” he promises. Which is great. I’ve always much preferred my history books written in blood-scrawled blasphemies.

Starring Sean Bean, the film follows a knight traveling through plague-stricken England to investigate claims of an evil magician. I spoke with director Chris Smith and producer Philip Robertson about the project, which is playing at the Fantasia Film Festival. Listen to it below.

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