May 3, 2017

May's Blu-ray of the Month: The Blackcoat's Daughter (2017)
"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 was delayed twice in 2016, and then finally pushed back to an unknown release date in 2017 is beyond us, because it's one of the best movie-watching experiences that we had all of last year, and it would have been a perfect Halloween Season flick. 

The way that the movie's plot twisted and turned through such a quiet, bleak atmosphere just grabbed us and thrilled us in all the right ways. Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka were fantastic (and suitably creepy) as the main characters, and Satan was terrifying as usual.

Yes, Satan is in this.


It's finally hitting Blu-ray on May 30th, and it's one that we'll absolutely put our money down to own. If you like subtle Horror flicks along the lines of The Witch or maybe even Starry Eyes, then you probably should too.


  1. Possibly the worst, most pretentious, most utterly predictable, obvious terrible horror movie I've seen in years.

    Well, tied with Perkins' other abortion of a movie, I Am The Pretty Thing That Sucks Your Will To Live Oh My God It's So Bad.

    1. I really don't think is pretending anything. is just presenting really traditional and recurrent horror elements like possession, occult and exorcism in a different way, the fact that doesn't need flashy jump scares or gruesome gore don't make it pretentious, and it may be a bit predictable but the fact that the acting is quite good and the scrip and lines are well put makes it a slow burning but great flick. it its by far top best of horror for the last years...

  2. Well, those are two widely diverse views of this movie. I watched it last evening. I'm somewhere in the middle. The good parts were really good, but there were too many 'moody' parts.