The Blackcoat's Daughter

Director: Oz Perkins
Year Released: 2015
Rating: 1.0

Two girls at a Bramford Academy, Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), are left behind over break and Kat starts to get homicidal - in another storyline, Joan (Emma Roberts) breaks out from a psychiatric institution and gets a lift from a couple (James Remar and Lauren Holly), who take her to Bramford.  Perkins' directorial debut is a steady abuse of slow fades, dull conversations and long close-ups, but it never really builds up any sense of dread or terror, only waking up near the end (relatively speaking) when it gets to the graphic violence.  The ladies are all quite good, but the script doesn't help them out ... and the "twist" is more of a head-scratcher than anything.  Here's a better title: Kiki Loves Satan.