I’m so excited that you guys finally get to see Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter (read my review), which I saw way back in September of 2015 (under the title of February) at its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. I recently told you that this satanic thriller will first arrive February 16th exclusively on DirecTV before hitting limited theaters on March 31st.
Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”, “Scream Queens”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers) star as two terrified girls who must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.
A sales trailer kept slipping back online, which boasted massive spoilers that would have ruined this unsettling slow-burn masterpiece. Thankfully, A24 and just shared an OFFICIAL trailer that’s way more impressive, and is much more representational of what the movie is. Spoilers? Nope, you’re finally safe to click “Play” and we’ll all hail Satan together come Feb. 16.
If it weren’t for It Follows, my favorite horror film of 2015 would have been Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter.
“A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. The movie suspensefully builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax.”
Principal photography took place in Ottawa on the film written and directed by Osgood Perkins, son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins.