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Oz Perkins United States, 2015

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film The Blackcoat's Daughter

Never understood why when a horror film favors a slow-burn approach over sustained tension and breakneck frights, it's finally thought of as smart and creative. Much like the undercooked dullness masquerading as intellect of The Babadook and The Witch, this isn't a literate or auteurist slow-burn horror film exercise akin to Polanski or even Nicolas Roeg and Peter Medak, but a lifeless one that could use more depth.