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Exclusive clip: Hanging with zombies in Vietnamese chiller “THE HOUSEMAID”; Q&A screenings in NYC this weekend!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The woods are full of the dead in an exclusive excerpt from THE HOUSEMAID, which opens this week (including screenings in New York City with the filmmaker in attendance). Jump past the jump to give it a look!

A groundbreaking hit in its home country of Vietnam, THE HOUSEMAID comes to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms this Friday, February 16 from IFC Midnight. Written and directed by Derek Nguyen, the film stars Nhung Kate, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, Rosie Fellner, Phi Phung, Kien An and Linh Son. The synopsis: “Vietnam, 1953: Linh [Nhung], a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent [Richaud]. Soon, a torrid love affair develops between the two—a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent’s dead wife, who won’t rest until blood flows.”

Nguyen and composer Jerome Leroy will appear in person at the 7:20 p.m. showings this Friday and Saturday at NYC’s IFC Center (323 6th Avenue), for Q&As hosted by yours truly. To order tickets, click here.

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, IndieWire.com, 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.