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Get a taste of “GOOD MADAM’s” domestic terror via Shudder’s new trailer

Friday, June 17, 2022 | News


Acclaimed at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, it’s debuting on the scream streamer next month.

Shudder will release GOOD MADAM, from South African writer/director Jenna Cato Bass, on Thursday, July 14. Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Peggy Tunyiswa and Chris Gxalaba star, and they all also share writing credits with Bass. The synopsis: “Tsidi [Cosa], a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis [Mtebe], a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’ in an affluent Cape Town suburb. As Tsidi tries to heal her family however, a sinister specter begins to stir.  A genre film entrenched in the ordinary everyday horrors in our society, GOOD MADAM explores the generational trauma inherent to South African culture, sprawling from the past to the present day, with chilling delivery and haunting results.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.