A24 is seemingly incapable of releasing a bad horror movie. Between films like Hereditary, The Witch, and Midsommar,everything it’s put out in the genre has been stellar. On Tuesday, the studio dropped a trailer for its latest horror flick, Saint Maud—and it looks just as terrifying as its predecessors.
The film follows Maud (Morfydd Clark)—a hospice nurse who has a, uh… loadedrelationship with God—as she takes care of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a former dancer who’s been diagnosed with terminal lymphoma. Amanda has her doubts about this “God” fellow her caretaker is so obsessed with, and Maud wages an intense, generally deranged battle to save Amanda’s soul before she dies. Along the way, things apparently get super, super freaky. Maud puts nails in her shoes as some kind of penance, and spends a day walking around in them; she starts levitating somehow, and not in a fun, superhero kind of way; she winds up covered in copious amounts of blood, with no real explanation as to how it got there. Spooky stuff!