Some of the scariest films I have seen are within the psychological horror genre. They terrify me on a whole other level than the typical hash and slash horrors. Which is why Saint Maud falls right into that category. Written and directed by Rose Glass, the film follows a young nurse named Maud with a very impressionable demeanor. This leads her to follow the path of Christian devotion after a traumatic event. Things start to get scary when she becomes the hospice nurse for a former dancer who dying of cancer. Maud believes she must do anything, and she means anything, to make sure she can save her charge’s soul from damnation.
Saint Maud stars Morfydd Clark (Maud) and Jennifer Ehle (Amanda) in the star roles. The trailer introduces Maud and Amanda at the beginning of their relationship and continues on to show how tumultuous it becomes. It makes you question just how far one might go to complete their task. The trailer is cinematically stunning. It builds suspense in just over a minute and leaves me wanting more. This is going to be a definite much watch for me.
The official synopsis from Studio A24 is: The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.
Saint Maud releases in theaters nationwide on April 3, 2020.