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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.

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Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins)

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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
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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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Abandoned as a child. Raised by the dark. See more »


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

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Trivia

The week all of Emma Roberts' outdoor scenes were filmed was the coldest weather in recorded history in Canada's capital city. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Linda: What did he tell you? Did he tell you about our daughter? When he told you about our daughter he said, Have, didn't he? "We Have a daughter". He told you, you remind him of her. He actually said that to you, didn't he? It's okay, poor thing... He tries to say that to everyone. Of course, I never see it. Of course it isn't true. But still sometimes I try. I saw it once. I was at the supermarket alone. And I was standing in the middle of a long aisle all by myself. And a girl came around the ...
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Mummy (2017) See more »

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Incantation {The Blackcoat's Daughter}
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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Release Date:

16 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,402, 2 April 2017

Gross USA:

$20,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,348
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