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 ... 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 a middleage 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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Emma Roberts second horror film debut. See more »


The length of Joan's haircut changes throughout the film. See more »


Kat: [First lines] Daddy?
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In The Garden
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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Very Chilling Film With An Excellent Dark Tone

One my my favorite horror films of the last decade was 2015's "The Witch", I loved how the movie set a dark tone that continued to get darker and darker as the movie progressed. I don't mind horror films that are a little lighthearted or even a bit humorous, however I really love when a horror film decides to just be dark & dreary as possible without ever really making you feel like things are going to get better. "February" does not quite pack the punch the The Witch had but it is still a very interesting film with a pitch black tone.

The film follows Kat and Rose, two girls at an all female boarding school who are left alone at the school when their parents fail to pick them up for break. From there things take a bit to really get going, the film moves at a very slow pace however I thought that worked and matched the tone well. There really isn't much action or shock scenes, but for me that just made the shock scenes even better when they finally did happen. There was one scene in particular that kind of just pops out of nowhere and actually gave me chills a bit.

I honestly don't have a lot to say about this film, but at the same time I really felt the need to write review because this is one that stuck with me and had me still thinking about it a few days after viewing it. It's not perfect, the pacing won't be for everybody and I'm sure many people will find it too drab and depressing to get any enjoyment out of it. But I really liked it and think it does a good job of standing out in a genre that is filled with too many cliché films.


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Release Date:

16 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Blackcoat's Daughter See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »


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$12,402, 2 April 2017

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