5. 'The Blackcoat's Daughter'
As the son of Psycho star Anthony Perkins, writer-director Oz Perkins must be biologically predisposed to horror, and this supernatural chiller gets downright Hitchcockian at times. There are some seriously creepy goings-on at a ritzy private girls' school, where two students – played by Lucy Boynton and Kiernan Shipka — are stranded together, waiting for parents who never arrive. Emma Roberts co-stars in a parallel storyline, which connects to the rest of the film in ways that eventually become terrifyingly clear. Hints at Satanic misadventures aside, this film mostly turns a pulpy premise into a poetic mediation on how kids can be literally haunted by the mistakes they make growing up. NM