The indie horror film The Blackcoat's Daughter is generating some solid buzz ahead of its wider release, and a new clip shows off the atmospheric dread that holds this possession tale together.
The story focuses on three young women tied together by a mysterious prep school during winter break. The film's directed by Osgood Perkins (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House). The film weaves the narratives of two young girls left behind at the school, and another young woman determined to get there, as things slowly unravel into a creepy and terrifying tale of demonic possession.
Here’s the film's official synopsis:
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 builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax.
The Blackcoat's Daughter is available now on DirectTV. It's set for a theatrical release on March 31.