Two female students (Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton) are haunted by devilish forces while stranded at their Catholic prep school over winter break. Meanwhile, a mysterious hospital escapee (Emma Roberts) charts a course toward the school, and ends up getting a ride from a grieving, middle-aged couple (James Remar and Lauren Holly). Oz Perkins made his directorial debut with this horror feature, which received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.~Daniel Gelb
"The Dead of Winter: Making The Blackcoat's Daughter" Featurette
Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Osgood Perkins
Tense, understated, extremely creepy. The performances of the three leads make the movie, but the subject matter is compelling as well. Will probably disappoint most horror fans addicted to slashers and gore, but is much better than most fare that gets the "horror" tag. If you're on the fence because the average review is three stars, go ahead and watch, usually that means that the movie disappointed enough normies to be a fun experience. If you were fond of films like "The VVitch," you'll probably enjoy this one as well, likewise if you hated that movie, you'll probably want to avoid this one too.
Solid film, cast, etc. but this is more of a product review: for $9.99 you get a great indie film on blu-ray and digital. Not much in the way of features, but a nice slipcover dresses up the relatively flimsy standard blu-ray snapcase. It's a win for me (minus the obnoxiously difficult to remove best buy sticker).
Recommendable for everyone who's into International films that avoid every cliché possible. The ending is definitely rewarding. If you like atmospheric, silent movies that use most of their run-time for build-up, you will like this one. If you like stories that are told in a different and unconventional way, you should watch this.
This movie turned out better than I expected!! It has a great cast and a great storyline to go along with it all. It is a bit odd at times and could make you jump a few times as well!! Worth watching if you’re into horror movies!!!
If you like horror and know what you're getting yourself into, this is a great movie. It's a bit slow, and most of the scares come from the atmosphere, but I found it consistently gripping from start to finish.