Osgood ‘Oz’ Perkins has come a long way since his childhood and his role in Psycho 2. His film The Blackcoat’s Daughter has drawn raves from the festival circuit over the past year and now it’s wide release is inching ever closer. A24 has released a new clip from the film to get the fans ready for the onslaught of dread that is headed our way.
Written and directed by Osgood “Oz” Perkins (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House), the film stars Emma Roberts (Fox’s “Scream Queens,” FX’s “American Horror Story“), Kiernan Shipka (AMC’s “Mad Men,” Lifetime’s “Flowers in the Attic“), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Don’t Knock Twice), Lauren Holly (ABC’s “Motive,” Dumb & Dumber), and James Remar (Showtime’s “Dexter,” Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, The Warriors)
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.
When I saw the film at a festival last year I loved how Oz played the tension and dread to a manic tilt and then hit the audience over the head with the final reveal which made perfect sense to the story and enhanced the viewing experince. I highly recommend checking this film out when it hits theaters on March 31st. Check out the clip below and read Ken Hanley’s interview with Oz about the film HERE