It’s been a long time coming for the directorial debut of Oz Perkins. I first caught it at Beyond Fest back in October of 2015 under its original title FEBRUARY, and was floored. It has since been retitled THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER and will arrive exclusively on DirecTV on February 16th, 2017, followed by a limited theatrical release on March 31st.
This morning, A24 & DirecTV has debuted the official trailer for the film. Having seen the movie already, I don’t think this gives away too much about the actual movie itself, and is a good example of the atmosphere and mood. Have a look below.
THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER was written and directed by Oz Perkins, and stars Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, Lauren Holly and James Remar.
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.