One of the best films I saw in 2015 was Osgood Perkins’ masterful February (read our review), starring Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers), with Lucy Boynton (Miss Porter), James Remar (“Dexter”), and Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber).
A24, who released The Witch, acquired this Satanic masterpiece out of the Toronto International Film Festival. Retitled to The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Bloody Disgusting learned that you’ll finally be able to see this chilling tale on August 25th, specifically on DirecTV, with a theatrical run now slated for September 30th. It was originally scheduled for a DirecTV debut earlier this month and was silently bumped.
Here’s the new, official synopsis:
“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.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. (Everly), Zed Filmworks’ Rob Menzies and Alphonse Ghossein of Go Insane Films. Carissa Buffel and Kevin Matusow are executive producing under their Traveling Picture Show (The Quiet Ones) banner along with 120dB Films’ Peter Graham and Steve Hayes, and Arianne Fraser.
Here’s an international trailer that I would probably avoid watching (spoilers).