Thanks for stopping by today for the 19th day of 30 Days of Terror, while I talk about The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015). Netflix has an unending supply of films that it’s hard to see them all. I have so many in my cue that I don’t know if I’ll ever get them all watched.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter is another film that doesn’t know its release date. It was first released at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Then shelved for two years before it was available for everyone else. On top of that, it has an identity crisis. I’ll talk about that later.
It has a sinister feeling from the beginning that I hoped wouldn’t go away as the movie progressed, and to my delight, it didn’t. At first, I thought the vibes came from the musical score. Well, that had a part in it, but not the only reason. The story is bizarre and twisted. Add overlaying past and present, and it’s an experience I won’t soon forget.
The POV element with the name of the character printed on the screen helped to see the story in a broader view than with a single POV. Going back to something I seem to question a lot lately. Why did they rename it The Blackcoat’s Daughter? The original title, February, fits better since it occurred in the month. It’s possible I missed the reference somewhere along the line.
I enjoyed the pace of this movie. They didn’t wait long until shit started; thank you for that. The shadow creature, which I guess could be the Blackcoat, is ominous and chilling. Having it in soft-focus makes it creepier than it would’ve had it been more solid.
I loved The Blackcoat’s Daughter, and you can’t go wrong seeing it. I give it 5 out of 5 Stars.