Derek Nguyen’s gothic romance horror The Housemaid gets poster and trailer

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Recently I had the chance to check out writer-director Derek Nguyen’s Vietnamese gothic romance horror film THE HOUSEMAID and I thought it was f*cking awesome.

It is with this in mind I wanted to make sure all of you guys were aware that the film will be hitting select theaters, VOD, and via digital platforms in the U.S. on February 16 via IFC Midnight.

As if it wasn’t obvious, I highly suggest checking out the film as it is a near-brilliant work of gothic horror art. You can check out the trailer and poster below and then let us know if you plan to check out the film when it hits.


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.

THE HOUSEMAID is written and directed by Derek Nguyen and stars Nhung Kate, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, and Rosie Fellner. The film hits select theaters, VOD, and via digital platforms in the U.S. on February 16.

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