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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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).