- Director: Rose Glass
- Writer: Rose Glass
- Producer: Tim Dennison; Andrea Cornwell; Mary Burke; Sam Lavender
She will either invoke pity and empathy...or, instill a burning desire to wallop her with the nearest-to-hand bible.
She's a psychotic, bible-bashing nurse who is charged with the care of a terminal, ex-dancing, alcohol-friendly lesbian...and, thankfully, it is nowhere near to being as predictable as you may - initially - think!
Rose Glass, director and writer, takes no prisoners with her debut feature. This is a different kind of horror, more psychological...with great big gothic daubs plastered all over the place...rather appropriate, since it was filmed in Dracula's birthplace: Scarborough!
The two things that do get an absolute hammering are...religion and men [really, all the male characters are beyond awful]...but, that's male-led religion for you...and, elicits the question: What would religion be like if it was women-led? Well, if this is anything to go by...even more terrifying than it actually is...this is the true horror in [and of] Saint Maud...RELIGION!
What a debut...what a statement!
Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud, arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.