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The Housemaid (Cô Hâu Gái) (2018)

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A forbidden passion awakens vengeful spirits within a haunted mansion in this bloodcurdling, erotic tour-de-force. Vietnam, 1953: Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent (Jean-Michel Richaud). Soon, a torrid love affair develops between the two--a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent's dead wife, who won't rest until blood flows. Submerged in moody Gothic atmosphere, this stylish supernatural saga confronts the dark shadows of Vietnam's colonial past while delivering heart-stopping scares.

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Jean-Michel Richaud
as Sebastien Laurent
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Critic Reviews for The Housemaid (Cô Hâu Gái)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Writer-director Derek Nguyen's supernatural thriller settles confidently in a place between classy and trashy.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

A tonally calamitous mélange that's nonetheless compelling for its absence of caution.

February 21, 2018 | Full Review…
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Although not particularly original in its recycling of familiar genre tropes, the stylish film should well satisfy horror aficionados while engaging more general audiences as well.

February 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A good-looking but overstuffed genre pileup that confuses as often as it compels.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The Housemaid fails to transcend its tried and tested horror roots with a derivative effort that is short both on scares and drama.

March 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If you've been feeling a bit ho-hum about supernatural movies as of late, I'd recommend giving The Housemaid a try. It may just surprise you as much as it did this writer.

February 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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