Osgood (“Oz”) Perkins’ debut film, the horror thriller The Blackcoat’s Daughter, ran the festival circuit in 2015 (under its original title February); reviews were divisive, but horror journalists pegged the film as one too look forward too. Unfortunately, the movie (initially) failed to land a distribution deal, sending it into a purgatorial limbo state. Yesterday, EW broke the news that The Blackcoat’s Daughter will finally get the theatrical release it deserves; look for it to arrive in the US on March 31st.
Those with DirecTV, however, will be able to stream The Blackcoat’s Daughter over a month earlier on February 16th. Check out the trailer below and we think you’ll agree: The film looks unusually intense!
Official Synopsis: Two terrified girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break in this chilling and suspenseful horror film.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter stars Emma Roberts, Lauren Holly, and Lucy Boynton.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter received its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival back in 2015, where it played under the title February. Although Osgood’s film was ecstatically-received by many horror critics, its release has been repeatedly delayed. “It’s run into a few little snags here and there with distribution,” Perkins told EW last year. “But A24 will release it theatrically at the very beginning of 2017. Honestly, it’s actually rather good. At this point, I can say that I hated it while I was cutting it, and I was nervous about it when we showed it, but the reception was overwhelmingly positive. I quite like it now.”
Oz Perkins, who is the son of horror icon Anthony Perkins (best loved for his portrayal of Norman Bates in the Psycho film franchise) enjoyed moderate recognition in 2016 for his sophomore release, I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House, which reviewed well with horror fans. You can see the trailer for that film below.
Official Synopsis: A young nurse, Lily (Ruth Wilson), moves in to a secluded old house to care for an elderly, reclusive horror novelist. But it seems the pair is not entirely alone.