The official trailer for writer/director Osgood Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter is out, and boy does it look creepy. Originally title February, the trailer evokes that wintery month, with its muted colors and snowscapes. It is the tale of two girls (Lucy Boynton and Kiernan Shipka) stuck at an empty prep school during winter break and, there look to be some creepy and unnerving things going on around the campus. At the same time, another young woman (Emma Roberts) is on the road, racing to get to the school for mysterious reasons.
The film originally made the festival circuit in 2015 and was well received at the time. It saw a limited release in Fall 2016 before being pushed back. Now we have a release date. It will be available exclusively on DirecTV VOD starting February 16, 2017. After that, it hits theaters in a limited release on March 31, 2017.
Check out the 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.