Satanic activity at an isolated prep school. Doesn’t get any creepier than that.
If you’ve seen Emma Roberts in “Scream Queens” or “American Horror Story,” you’re probably used to her sassy quips and love of pink fur, but in “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” she takes on a dark new persona.
The satanic thriller premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015, but news broke recently that DirectTV will begin showing the film on Feb. 16 and that it will hit theaters on March 31.
Check out the trailer below?—?it doesn’t give much plot context, but it communicates the movie’s super-ominous mood:
Along with Roberts, the film stars “Mad Men’s” Kiernan Shipka as Kat and “Sing Street’s” Lucy Boynton as Rose. Kat and Rose are two normal girls at prep school when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up for winter break.
While the pair experience creepy things around the now-empty school grounds (like, you know, blood in the snow), the film cuts to Roberts’s character, Joan, a girl who (the movie tells us in flashbacks) recently spent time in a psych ward.
As Joan attempts to find her way to the boarding school, Kat starts having visions of an unseen evil force. [*Shudder*]
We’ll leave it at that, but suffice to say the film gets even spookier as it progresses.
Most critics have given the film positive reviews. Some called it a “slow-burn horror,” others “unsettling and disorienting.” Between prep school, the devil, a stellar cast and a promising twist, it’s got all the elements of can’t-miss horror flick.