Writer / Director Oz Perkins grew up in an unusual home. His father played one of the most iconic figures in horror of all-time. His father was Anthony Perkins, another wise known as Norman Bates. To say horror pulse through his veins at an early age would be an understatement. It’s in his genetic makeup. In only his second film he has established a distinct style that is well crafted in tone and pacing. He continues the family thread with A24’s The Blackcoat’s Daughter.
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.
Available Exclusively on DirecTV February 16, 2017
In Theaters March 31, 2017.