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Old 09-29-20, 11:52 PM
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"The Blackcoat's Daughter" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge



The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)


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Old 10-08-20, 01:00 AM
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Re: "The Blackcoat's Daughter" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

Atmospheric but with glacieral pacing as painful as it was poetic. I am glad I got the chance to finally cross The Blackcoat's Daughter off my watch list. The stilted reserved manners of all actresses takes some getting use to and I wish there had been more change in the pacing/style during different points. The different timeframe mix wonderfully but it's always a bit vague what Joan is after (maybe she is just mental) - would not the parents know who killed their daughter?

I never realized that Oz Perkins is the son of Anthony Perkins (of Psycho fame).
I think I liked I Am the Pretty Things That Lives in the House a better. Edit: Just watched Gretel & Hansel - think that might be his best film yet. Perkins is very good at mood and atmosphere and that's something that's sorely lacking in a lot of horror films these days.

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Old 10-25-20, 04:51 PM
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Re: "The Blackcoat's Daughter" Reviews/Discussion - 2020 Horror Challenge

I feel like I need to give this one another viewing. I wanted to like it more than I did, but something about it just didn't connect with me. I don't know. I kept feeling like I missed something. And then the slow pace had my mind wandering, so I might well have missed some things.

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I really enjoyed it, the atmosphere really sucked me in.
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One of the best horror films of 2015. A well scripted and visually appealing film with characters that are multi-faceted. Highly recommended
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I’ll admit when I saw the A24 logo I rolled my eyes. It seems I’m not a fan of most of their releases. This was ok. I love seeing James Remar in stuff. He will always be Ajax the Warrior to me.
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When I saw this back in 2015, I found the secondary timeline confusing as hell. It was good to rewatch it knowing what that was all about. I agree with others that the pacing dragged in spots. I liked the boarding school setting and the lead actresses. 7/10 for me.
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Completely love this movie. I too was totally confused the first time I saw a couple years ago. I enjoy a slow burner when its dripping with atmosphere like this one does. Also love that it's directed by Norman Bates' Son.
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Loved this film. Could have left out all the horror/murder and been an emotional study of loneliness and loss, but the genre elements gave it some shocks and a wonderful overall dread.
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This is one of my favorite viewings of the challenge, and I've seen it 3 times. I love the slow development, and 3 stories told out of linear narrative. Kat cries a the end because the devil has left her for good and she really is alone. I love the atmosphere of this movie.
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This movie is a masterpiece. Top ten of the decade.

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