By MICHAEL GINGOLD
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.”