We’ve been talking about Osgood Perkins’ directorial debut THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER, aka FEBRUARY, for quite a while now. Are you ready for another little taste?
Personally, I thought this was one of the moodier horror films I’ve ever seen, and any scene out of context will take you out of the flow. It’d be like randomly dropping into any moment of Kubrick’s THE SHINING without any context, but regardless, some people like to sample the goods before they buy them, so here’s another enticer.
The film premieres in select theaters March 31, 2017 and is now available exclusively on DirecTV.
Here’s the trailer again.
Written and directed by Osgood “Oz” Perkins (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House), the film stars Emma Roberts (Fox’s “Scream Queens,” FX’s “American Horror Story”), Kiernan Shipka (AMC’s “Mad Men,” Lifetime’s “Flowers in the Attic”), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Don’t Knock Twice), Lauren Holly (ABC’s “Motive,” Dumb & Dumber), and James Remar (Showtime’s “Dexter,” Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, The Warriors).
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.