The trailer to Saint Maud has at least one important moment of breast lift that is sure to haunt you, and if the latest track record from Indie Studio A24 with artistic horror films is a hint, You will see many memes about it on Twitter until spring.
After A24 has had success with films like Midsommar and Hereditary, it is hoped to double its reputation as a prestige horror 2020 with the director Rose Glass & # 39; debut film.
After its premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, Saint Maud was greeted with warm reviews and glowing comparisons to genre landmarks like The Exorcist and Carrie.
During Today's trailer debut will certainly make us believe that the hype is real. It doesn't necessarily answer the question of what the film is actually about (which is more the case with horror film previews). So we dug a bit.
The Titular Maud is a religiously devoted palliative nurse. Actress Morfydd Clark has survived a terrible medical trauma earlier in her life. It has led her to live in almost complete desolation in an English coastal town where her favorite conversation partner is God, whom she devoted herself to after the transition to Catholicism. The most important thing that prevents her from being 100% classified as a hermit is her work as a palliative nurse, in which she is supposed to help people who suffer from incurable conditions in their daily life.
A New The patient shakes her to the core
Finally Maud becomes Amanda (played by Tony and BAFTA winner Jennifer Ehle, who is also in the Fifty Shades- Franchise occurred), a former dancer whose life's work rendered she was immobile. As a lesbian creative, Amanda doesn't have much patience with conservative religion and isn't entirely happy with the dedication of her new caretaker. A review describes the performance as "Channeling by Norma Desmond", which is certainly not a bad thing in our books.
Maud is convinced that she can help Amanda find God. Amanda is convinced that she can help her nurse relax a little. Honestly, the setup sounds like it's a heart-warming buddy comedy in the style of The Intouchables, but unfortunately it's a horror movie and things aren't going well. Maud thinks Amanda could be obsessed. For the audience, however, it may seem that Maud is actually the one who is obsessed. Maud tries to save Amanda, but things get out of control with gruesome consequences.
So what is * this * scene in the trailer?
Oh, right, this scene. Amanda puts nails in her shoes, gets in the shoes and laces them up. Aren't you glad you asked? Reviews show that it's a pretty big part of the movie!
What do critics say?
So far they love it.
"A leaner but the unholy cross between First Reformed and The Exorcist, Rose Glass & # 39; tense and trembling Saint Maud, transforms a young woman's spiritual crisis into such a sophisticated story of body horror that genre Fans feel like they have a religious experience, "writes IndieWire.
"It is clear that Glass knows exactly what she is doing while adding thin layers of meaning and texture to the narrative," writes The Hollywood Reporter. "This clever, sinister work is a very captivating business card that predicts very well for your future prospects."
"Glass & # 39; s impressive debut is both skeptical and curious and overrides his own unbelief, so to speak: it is not fearful of God, but his troubling anatomy of a follower considers whether, why and how God is anyone should be feared, "concludes Variety.
Saint Maud is due to be released in America on March 27, 2020, but we have another emotional film that reminds you of Twitter when it's time.