Shudder has just announced the premiere date for the haunting South African psychological horror film Good Madam.
The film, from writer-director Jenna Cato Bass (Flatland, High Fantasy) and co-writer Babalwa Baartman, centers on Tsidi, a single mother, who is forced to move in with her estranged mother, Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’ in an affluent Cape Town suburb. However, as Tsidi tries to heal her family, a sinister specter begins to stir. 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.
Good Madam (Mlungu Wam) stars Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Peggy Tunyiswa, and Chris Gxalaba. It is produced by Fox Fire Films, Sanusi Chronicles, and Causeway Films in association with Salmira Productions and Strange Charm. Baartman, Cato Bass, Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook, The Nightingale), and Samantha Jennings (Cargo) produce, while Salman Al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Richard Mansell, David Bass, and Jason Newmark serve as executive producers.
Good Madam will debut on Shudder on July 14, 2022.