The Shudder Original will debut on the streaming platform in July.
Official Selection: World Premiere—Toronto International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, AFI Fest, Torino Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural is thrilled to release the first trailer for the Shudder Original Good Madam ahead of the film’s debut on the platform on Thursday, July 14, 2022. The film is the fourth feature from celebrated South African writer and director Jenna Cato Bass and world premiered to high praise at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.
In Good Madam, Tsidi (Chumisa Cosa), a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis (Nosipho 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.
The film also stars Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Peggy Tunyiswa, and Chris Gxalaba, who all share writing credits with Bass. Good Madam is produced by Fox Fire Films, Sanusi Chronicles, and Causeway Films in association with Salmira Productions and Strange Charm. Babalwa Baartman, Jenna Cato Bass, Kristina Ceyton, and Samantha Jennings produce while Salman Al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Richard Mansell, David Bass, and Jason Newmark serve as executive producers.