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Celebrate the Halloween 'Season' with a trailer for Nic Cage's horror flick

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM Central

by Tim Briscoe

'Tis the season for scary movies. In this case, perhaps I should say tease the season for scary movies.

Lionsgate just released the following teaser trailer for the upcoming horror flick Season of the Witch starring Nicolas Cage. It'll be attached to Saw VI in theaters.

It's a fantasy thriller set in the 14th Century. Cage and co-star Ron Perlman are crusaders who... Well, do something. Oh, there's a witch and the Black Plague factors in some how. Here's the official synopsis. Hopefully you can make more sense of it than I can.

In the supernatural thriller Season of the Witch, Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade (Ron Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch (Claire Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

A priest (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), an itinerant swindler (Stephen Graham) and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight (Robert Sheehan) join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl.

When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardizes the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.

From the medieval storyline and the trailer you'd think it was a Uwe Boll movie. Actually the flick was directed by Dominic Sena. Cage and Sena worked together previously on 2000's Gone in Sixty Seconds. Sena also directed Swordfish and Kalifornia. So, yeah, this movie should be much better than BloodRayne.

The ultimate tease here is that Season of the Witch does come out until Mar. 19. That's like two seasons from now.

What do you think? Does this movie look good to you? I've love to hear your opinion. I'm torn. I like Nic Cage but this looks like a strange and tired storyline.