Written and directed by Oz Perkins, son of Anthony, this was originally titled "February," a title nearly as bad as "The Blackcoat's Daughter." It sounds like a romance novel set during the American revolution -- but it's not. It's a slow building horror thriller that cheats with time and characters in ways that probably won't annoy you too much once you catch on. The movie is driven by a Lynch-like soundtrack composed by Oz's son Elvis Perkins and it was shot in a wintery Ottawa landscape which adds a layer of lonely menace to the proceedings. The movie might not appeal to everyone. It has a "nothing seems to be happening" quality but I thought it contained many eerie rewards. The story seems basic. Two young women remain on the campus on a girl's boarding school during winter break when nearly everyone else has left. The younger girl begins to display strange behaviors that spook and endanger the older girl. Meanwhile, another highly disturbed young woman has escaped a mental asylum and seems to be headed their way for some kind of showdown.