The 2011 supernatural thriller “Season of the Witch” from Rogue Pictures was directed by Dominic Sena with the screenplay written by Bragi F. Schut. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Claire Foy, Robert Sheehan, Christopher Lee, Kevin Rees, Andrew Hefler, Fernanda Dorogi, Rebekah Kennedy, Matt Devere, Róbert Bánlaki and Barna Illyés.
In a story that weaves together ancient history with the mystery of the supernatural and magic, Behman (Nicholas Cage), and Felson (Ron Perlman) are two 14th century Crusade knights who have returned to their homeland to find the population devastated by the merciless disease called the Black Plague. With people suffering and looking to the beleaguered church for answers to their prayers as no relief has flowed down from the heavens, they priest declare that it is sorcery that is to blame for the epidemic.
To appease the people who are seeking the cause of the plague, the church assigns Behman and Felson the task of transporting a woman (Claire Foy) accused of the witchcraft that has caused the plague to a remote monastery, where a ceremony will be performed to end the pestilence. But even though the knights are sworn to carry out the orders, both of them have questions about the reasons for the mission and doubts about its success.
The journey to the monastery covers dangerous ground and along the way they are joined by several individuals who want to be a part of their quest including one headstrong youth whose only dream is to become a knight, a priest, a grieving knight and a disgraced itinerant. Their travels through forest that legends claim are the home of mythical beasts and the conflicting beliefs about whether or not the woman is really a witch or simply the scapegoat of the church.
Throughout the journey, Behman and Felson receive information about the forces at work in their favor and against them. But many of the pieces of the puzzle don’t make sense or fit the reality that they are experiencing. Behman interactions with the woman herself and the warnings he has received from one priest has him totally confused about what to believe.
Behman has his doubts and has sworn that he will protect the woman’s right to fair treatment. But their arrival at the monastery brings to light a horrible discovery and puts all of their lives in danger.