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The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)

February (original title)
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Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.


Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)


Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Joan
Kiernan Shipka ... Kat
Lucy Boynton ... Rose
James Remar ... Bill
Lauren Holly ... Linda
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Father Brian
Elana Krausz ... Ms. Prescott
Heather Tod Mitchell ... Mrs. Drake
Peter James Haworth Peter James Haworth ... Mr. Gordon
Emma Holzer ... Lizzy
Peter J. Gray ... Rick (as Peter Gray)
Matthew Stefiuk ... Ranger
Rose Gagnon Rose Gagnon ... Dawn the Secretary
Ronda Louis-Jeune Ronda Louis-Jeune ... Waitress
Cameron Preyde Cameron Preyde ... Nettle Ned


Two Catholic schoolgirls Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton) get left behind at their boarding school over winter break as the other girls leave, where it's rumored that the nuns are satanists. Meanwhile, a disturbed mental patient Joan (Emma Roberts), an escapee, is picked up by an elderly couple (James Remar and Lauren Holly) who drive her on a determined trip to the same school, where the girls must face the supernatural and demonic possession. Written by InternetGhost

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Canada | USA



Release Date:

16 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,402, 31 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,980, 7 April 2017
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Initially titled "February" after the month of the year in which story takes place. See more »


As Joan starts to stab Linda to death in the car after slicing Bill's throat, the stabs clearly don't penetrate skin or leave holes in the clothing before the shot quickly cuts away. See more »


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The Fire Light
Written by Elvis Perkins
Mixed by Jesse Lauter
Performed by Elvis Perkins, Mitchell Robe, Danielle Aykroyd, Robert Caldwell, John Rosenthal, Otto Hauser, Paul Jasmin, Greg Wilk & Oz Perkins
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Well Done Mr. Perkins!
11 June 2016 | by geraldohannaSee all my reviews

The Blackcoat's Daughter, or originally titled February is the first feature film from Oz Perkins, and it's warmly welcomed and loved if you love a slow- build horror in the likes of It Follows, The Babdook, The Tall Man, or recently surprise hit The Witch. This film follows the same beat, while not necessarily executing it in a lively fashion it does deserve to stand on it's own merit.

Winter break is approaching so the students of Bradford Academy are all leaving to rejoin their parents over the two weeks... Expect for the exception of Kat (Kiernan Shipka) truly haunting each time on screen; and Rose (Lucy Boynton) who are forced to await the arrival of their parents who mysteriously fail to retrieve them. With their time spent there, we also meet Joan (Emma Roberts) another kindred soul trudging her way to the unknown. And thus, begins our film... A look at three different woman bound by a constant fear, ever present throughout the film.

For a first time director, Oz gracefully masters the camera as he glides slowly across the scenery meticulously acknowledging every shot... From a long tracking shot down a dark hallway to the swinging of a door in the wind. Every detail cleverly puts you on ease as you await the next scene. Kiernan Shipka controls the screen as she chillingly embodies the physical turmoil of an adolescent girl confused and unsure of herself... The rest of this little cast are also good... with the exception of Emma Roberts showing us that she can also do more than American Horror Story or Scream Queens. While good, the film does fall in structure during it's second act and end as we never truly understand the intentions of our characters or simply where the movie is headed... while the tone stays the same... haunting and melancholy. The film can loose you if you are not truly invested during it's final two acts.

Overall, The Blackcoat's Daughter is a well crafted horror that cleverly cuts between three characters while still juggling the fact that it is indeed a slow-burn horror well worth your time and money.

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