Christopher Smith on his new movie, “Black Death”:

It’s a film about a monk who has a clash between, the plague is either sent by God or sent by the devil. And a lot of people believe one of those two things. What happened was, the church got into this period where it was very nervous that they would lose control of the people. Nothing could stop it. Doctors couldn’t stop it and prayer couldn’t stop it. So we tried to get into that story about it being sent by God or the devil.