There's nothing like sitting in a dark movie theater filled with total strangers, watching a creepy scary movie about the bubonic plague, to put a person on edge--especially when you hear that first cough and sit idly by as it starts to spread through the seats like wildfire. Of course it's a totally rational fear (over a hundred million deaths and Outbreak flashbacks have never led you astray before), but this weekend you're going to have to put aside your medieval paranoia of mass pain and fatalities and suck it up for the Dallas premiere of Christopher Smith's Black Death. Doing what they do best, the Inwood Theatre's Midnight Madness series is bringing back the fear with this "historical horror," full of knights, monks, necromancers and swords. Lots of swords. The story of a knight on a mission (played by the always-awesome Sean Bean), Black Death's tale of pagan rituals, torture, and entertaining moral dilemmas is full of enough blood and gore to keep any audience on the edge of their seats during the witching hour. Join Bean and his not so merry men of England amidst the Black Death at the Inwood Theatre (5458 W. Lovers Lane) on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10. Call 214-764-9106 or visit landmarktheatres.com.
Fri., April 8; Sat., April 9, 2011