Now on DirecTV with a wider release set for March 31, Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men,” Carriers) stars with Emma Roberts (“Scream Queens”, “American Horror Story”) as two terrified girls who must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.
Something that’s been under the radar is that there’s a pretty huge horror name behind it. Bryan Bertino, director of the popular The Strangers, as well as Mockingbird and The Monster, produced The Blackcoat’s Daughter. If that doesn’t push you over the edge to check out this chilling satanic thriller, I don’t know what else I can do…
As I’ve said many times before, 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.