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February

Oz Perkins United States, 2015

William R Clark's rating of the film The Blackcoat's Daughter

Lean art horror checks the usual boxes; this movie's obligatory Shining hat-tip is a turquoise robe worn by a murdered character. But for lean art horror, it has some fun editing, not just in the weird Rules of Attractionesque framing device, but also in pregnant pauses. And the space is palpably there for us, quite dreadful. Leads are perhaps trying too hard.