* The Blackcoat's Daughter
The Blackcoat's Daughter AKA February looks atmospheric and creepy with missing parents, devil worshipping, religion, boarding schools, and gossipping teenage girls. So many of the screenshots look artfully beautiful and eerie at the same time. I'm anticipating impressive perfomances from Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipke, and Lucy Boynton. I've heard things both good and bad about it, but I have high hopes. This film hits limited theaters March 31.
* Personal Shopper
Personal Shopper has a woman looking for signs from her twin brother who passed away. In the meantime she works as a personal shopper to someone who looks rich and famous. It seems like she may have gotten a response, but not the one she wanted or expected. Kristen Stewart is a controversial actress mostly because of her Twilight fame, but I'm willing to give her a chance. I enjoyed her performance in American Ultra. US release for the film is set at March 10.
* Wish Upon
Wish Upon has a teenage girl find a music box that gives her seven wishes. They seem to actually come true to terrible results. The wish for someone to rot seems to be the most the gruesome. The wishing box is a fun design and the music it produces is appropriately eerie. This film seems to capture the drama and brutality of the teenage experience. I'm in! Set to release June 30.
* Shudder is getting into theatrical releases for the first time and acquired the rights for Prevenge to hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York after it screens at SXSW.
* XX is in theaters near me at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana and the Laemmle in Santa Monica. Check out the site to see if it's playing near you!