GOOD MADAM: "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. The film is the fourth feature from celebrated South African writer/director Jenna Cato Bass (High Fantasy, Flatland) and world premiered to high praise at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.
In Good Madam, Tsidi, a single mother, 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. 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 stars Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, 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. 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."
In The Shadow Of God Trailer: "As a woman packs up her childhood home following the passing of her father, she comes to learn that there may have been a more sinister threat behind his death, long buried on the grounds of the family home."
Short Film from Brian Sepanzyk
DP Jeff Zwicker
Music by Tan Sierra
Cast: Sara Canning, Adam Lolacher, Andrew Roy Drury, Mark Kandbor
"In The Shadow Of God marks the second film from Brian, and will have its premiere at the Portland Horror Film Festival that runs from June 29 - July 3rd. As well, in Vancouver, BC, the Rio Theatre will be holding a screening on July 16th."
FRESH HELL: "Inside the darkest days of 2020, a group of friends finally find the time to reunite online for virtual hugs, laughter, and drinks. But when one friend doesn’t log in and a stranger appears in her absence, they realize they’ve become part of a terrifying game of torture. "
Directed by: Ryan Imhoff and Matt Neal
Written by: Ryan Imhoff
Starring: Lanise Antoine Shelley, Will Mobley, Ryan Imhoff
Distributed by: DeskPop Entertainment
Available for rental and purchase exclusively on Amazon and Vudu.