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Trailer and poster emerge for U.S. release of Vietnamese chiller “THE HOUSEMAID”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

We previously reported here about the Stateside distribution of Vietnam’s supernatural film THE HOUSEMAID, and now the trailer and poster for that release have been unveiled.

IFC Midnight brings THE HOUSEMAID to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms February 16. The film was written and directed by Derek Nguyen and 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.”

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.