I have been touting Osgood Perkin’s The Blackcoat’s Daughter since we saw it at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival last August. Not only were we blown away by it, but I also named it our Best Horror Film of 2016. I am well aware it was a limited festival release, but there is no way I could not do it since I loved it so much. Unfortunately it’s release was pushed back from last year to this upcoming February (which was also it’s original title) and wider in March. Now A24 films has released the newest trailer and some stills that we are happy to share below.
Let me just forewarn you, that this film works best if you know NOTHING about it, which is the way I first saw it. Normally I always advise against watching trailers completely. Generally I feel they do more harm than good for the overall movie experiences, particularly horror films. However if you feel you MUST watch the trailer, this one leaves things ambiguous and abstract enough that it shouldn’t totally ruin your experience. I still say that you should take my word and absolutely see this film, without watching the trailer. Of course we are happy to help promote the film, so here it is.
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.”
Rob Paris, Adrienne Biddle, Bryan Bertino, Robert Menzies, Alphonse Ghossein
Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, Lauren Holly, James Remar
Exclusively on DirecTV—February 16, 2017
In Theaters—March 31, 2017