You might be having a slight feeling of deja vu, and that’s okay. Somewhere in the back of your mind you may recall seeing an international trailer last year for “February,” a film starring Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka. Well, this is the same movie, now getting ready for release under a new title, “The Blackcoat’s Daughter,” and a fresh promo is here.
Written and directed by Osgood Perkins, this is a boarding school-set horror in which some freaky events bring together two young women. The movie debuted last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival, and while it didn’t seem to generate much buzz, A24 has enough faith that they snapped it up. Here’s the 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.
“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” will be available exclusively on DirecTV on February 16th and opens in cinemas on March 31st.