In the new horror film The Blackcoat’s Daughter (out in select theaters and on demand, March 31), Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton play two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents fail to pick them up. While the pair experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, the film cross cuts to a character played by Emma Roberts, a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter is written and directed by Osgood Perkins, the son of Psycho actor Anthony Perkins, who was also responsible for last year’s Netflix film I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. The Blackcoat’s Daughter has received an ecstatic reception on the festival circuit following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival way back in 2015. “Honestly, it’s actually rather good,” Perkins told EW last year. “At this point, I can say that I hated it while I was cutting it, and I was nervous about it when we showed it, but the reception was overwhelmingly positive. I quite like it now.”
Watch the trailer for The Blackcoat’s Daughter below and an exclusive clip featuring Shipka and Boynton, above.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter is released in theaters and on demand, March 31.