For Oz Perkins’ The Blackcoat’s Daughter, the devil really was in the details. His film’s representation of the devil through slow-burning terror and manipulation was a fantastic and ultimately refreshing revival for such an old-school trope. Using his characters as vehicles for destruction and possession, while only hinting at the devil himself, is why I consider it to be one of the very best films the genre has to offer.
We’ve seen Ben Turner’s art on TMR before as you might remember this fantastic piece for IT, so it should come as no surprise that his take on The Blackcoat’s Daughter is an absolute stunner. What immediately stands out to me about this is how he perfectly captures the same sense of slow-creeping dread that Perkins’ film accomplished so well. Here he reinforces that same, terrible reality that the devil could be in any one of us.