Ever walk through the dormant hallways of a school and get that eerie feeling that someone is watching you? Ever get the feeling that you are not alone? Well with the anticipation of the theatrical release for Osgood Perkin’s The Blackcoat’s Daughter set to possess theaters March 31, 2017, we thought it would be fun and spooky to create a top five list of prep school’s gone wrong. It seems as though prep and boarding schools suffer when horror is brought into the mix, always something crazy stirring whether it be a maniac on the loose or a haunting, schools play a sinister role in some of our beloved horror films. Here is a list of the top five schools you should cross off your teenager’s list.
5. Vampire Academy (2014) – St. Vladimir’s Academy
Synopsis – Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.
Director: Mark Waters (Bad Santa 2, Cheerleader Death Squad).
Writers: Richelle Mead (The Fiery Heart, Bloodlines), Daniel Waters (Demolition Man, Batman Returns).
Stars: Zoey Deutch (Dirty Grandpa, Before I Fall), Lucy Fry (The Darkness, Now Add Honey), Danila Kozlovsky (Hardcore Henry, Flight Crew).
4. The Woods (2006) – Falburn Academy
Synopsis: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Director: Lucky McKee (Tales of Halloween, All Cheerleaders Die).
Writer: David Ross (The Babysitters).
Stars: Lauren Birkell (Cast Away, The Babysitters), Agnes Bruckner (Murder By Numbers, Venom), Jane Gilchrist (Get Smart, I’m Not There).
3. Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) – Crestview Academy
Synopsis: On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview’s alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?
Director: Ben Browder (Dead Still, Nevada).
Writers: Barry Wernick (Bad Kids Go To Hell, Bookie), James R. Hallman (Bookie)
Stars: Sammi Hanratty (Salem, Vampire Diaries), Colby Arps (Wicked Blood, Indiscretion), Sophia Taylor Ali (Immortals, The Walking Deceased).
2. Cry Wolf (2005) – Westlake Preparatory Academy
Synopsis: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar – even when they’re telling the truth.
Director: Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2, Never Back Down).
Writers: Jeff Wadlow, Beau Bauman (Prey).
Stars: Julian Morris (Hand of God, Donkey Punch), Lindy Booth (Dawn of The Dead, Wrong Turn), Jared Padalecki (House of Wax, Friday The 13th 2009).
1. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) – Hillcrest Academy
Synopsis: Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.
Director: Steve Miner (House, Friday The 13th Part II).
Writers: Robert Zappia (Christmas Is Here Again, 5ive Days To Midnight), Matt Greenberg (1408, Regin Of Fire).
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, True Lies), Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down, 30 Days Of Night), Adam Arkin (Hitch, The Sessions).
So there you have it, folks, our top 5 Prep Schools GONE BAD. Check out the trailer for the upcoming deeply terrifying film starring Fox’s Scream Queens Emma Roberts, The Blackcoat’s Daughter. And if you are one of the lucky one’s that own DirecTV – The film is available for your viewing pleasure.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter Synopsis: A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents mysteriously fail to pick them up. While the girls experience increasingly strange and creepy occurrences at the isolated school, we cross cut to another story—that of Joan (Emma Roberts), a troubled young woman on the road, who, for unknown reasons, is determined to get to Bramford as fast as she can. As Joan gets closer to the school, Kat becomes plagued by progressively intense and horrifying visions, with Rose doing her best to help her new friend as she slips further and further into the grasp of an unseen evil force. The movie suspensefully builds to the moment when the two stories will finally intersect, setting the stage for a shocking and unforgettable climax (Courtesy of A24).
A24 and DirecTV will release THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER in theaters and On Demand March 31.
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-About The Author-
Ryan T. Cusick is a writer for ihorror.com and very much enjoys conversation and writing about anything within the horror genre. Horror first sparked his interest after watching the original, The Amityville Horror when he was the tender age of three. Ryan lives in California with his wife and Eleven-year-old daughter, who is also expressing interest in the horror genre. Ryan recently received his Master’s Degree in Psychology and has aspirations to write a novel. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @Nytmare112
*Film Synopsis For Films 5 thru 1 – Courtesy of IMDb.com*
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