THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER, previously known as FEBRUARY, was originally slated to break from the festival circuit and hit theaters this month, but clearly that hasn't happened. Studios have been quietly smothering promised release dates lately, but we don't have to wait too long to see this one. It hasn't withered and died on the vine like AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING. If they stick to their guns this time, the new release date is September 30th, with a special pre-release for DirecTV on August 25th.
Written and directed by Osgood Perkins, THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER tells the following story:
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.
Lucy Boynton, James Remar, and Lauren Holly also star.