As A24 showed last month, they know how to conjure a horror hit, with “The Witch” sparking their biggest opening ever. That said, the picture was riding on a wave of buzz all through 2015, but with “February,” the distributor has less to work with, as the picture premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival without much fanfare.
Written and directed by Osgood Perkins, making his directorial debut, and starring Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka, the movie follows two girls in a boarding school who are bonded by some freaky events. Here’s the synopsis from the TIFF:
In February, beautiful and haunted Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school, where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, terrifying visions begin plaguing Kat while Rose watches in horror as she becomes possessed by an unseen evil force.
No release date yet for “February,” but you can check out the international trailer below.