Watch the moody, unsettling trailer for The Blackcoat’s Daughter

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Originally titled February, The Blackcoat’s Daughter is an indie horror film from writer/director Oz Perkins. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2015 and has received some generally positive reviews, but its US release has been delayed over the last year or so.

The ever-reliable people at A24 have picked up the movie, and we finally have a trailer that’s atmospheric, troubling, and promising. Give it a watch below.

Thinking about it, February isn’t the most ideal title for a horror movie. Then again, The Blackcoat’s Daughter sounds maybe too sweepingly Gothic, like a Hammer movie or something.

Here’s an official synopsis for 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.

The Blackcoat’s Daughter will make a Direct TV debut on February 16, followed by a theatrical release on March 31. A poster for the film is in the gallery.

[via /Film]
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