Shadow and Act has an exclusive preview for Shudder‘s latest film, and by the looks of it, it is keen on exploring the generational trauma inherent to South African culture through the lens of horror.

Good Madam focuses on Tsidi, a single mother forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’ in an affluent suburb in Cape Town, South Africa. As Tsidi tries to heal her family, however, a sinister specter begins to stir.

The fourth feature from South African writer/director Jenna Cato Bass, Good Madam was an official selection at the world premiere Toronto International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, AFI Fest, Torino Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival and the Glasgow Film Festival.

Good Madam 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 stars Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Peggy Tunyiswa and Chris Gxalaba, all of whom share writing credits with Bass and Babalwa Baartman. 

Watch the clip for Good Madam below.