The Housemaid

2016

Horror / Romance

20
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 389

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Rosie Fellner as Madeleine
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Korean
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1hr 45 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 45 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by shakercoola 5 / 10

A gothic shlock with one trope too many

The story of an orphaned country girl who works as a housekeeper on a haunted former rubber plantation estate in 1953 Vietnam. The Housemaid attempts too much in its telling - ghost story, zombie horror, erotic thriller, slave trade tale, and period drama with burgeoning romance. With so many secrets spilling out in the finale of this supernatural horror there is a feeling that the viewer has been tricked, rather then coaxed with subtle explanation.

Reviewed by The Couchpotatoes 6 / 10

Not a bad story, could have used more horror scenes

I never expect very much when I watch a Vietnamese movie. Most of the time they are not that great due to overacting and things like that. But with The Housemaid I never had that feeling, on the contrary I thought all the actors were good for once. For the horror part I was expecting more though. Okay it's a bit dark and there are some good passages but the movie could have used more of those moments. The story wasn't bad either. It came even with a twist that I didn't see coming and that's always good. I would not go that far that I would watch it again but it's worth a watch. When it's about Asian movies the Korean ones are definitely the best ones but this Vietnamese one was better then I expected it to be.

Reviewed by Horror Icon 9 / 10

Not what it seems

Great movie and one of the most horrifying I've seen. I'm not sure how scary this movie would be if I watched it at home with a bunch of other people, but when I watched it at the movies, the entire cinema was empty. I was the only person at the screening and and though it wasn't the scariest movie I've watched, it was definitely one of the most scary experiences I've had. Primarily, the movie relied on incredibly loud jumpscares, but it backed up the fear factor with the disturbing and original storyline.

I regard movies set in this time period poorly, as it just doesn't interest me, but this was not let down by the fact it was set in an earlier time. The mansion and its surroundings were nicely developed into a surprisingly eerie setting and the plot twists and turns as the movie progresses.

I always enjoy the fresh feel of Asian horror movies. This was the first Vietnamese horror I've watched (having mainly viewed Chinese and Japanese horror movies) and it was certainly impressive. About 50% of the movie is in English, so if you don't like subs, it's all good.

SEMI-SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT... The aspect I felt this movie lacked was a grand finale of jumpscares and terror. Movies such as 'The Conjuring 2' and 'Lights Out' both ended this way and it greatly increased the overall scare of the movies. Though I remember praying that there wouldn't be a finale at the time (as I was fairly freaked out having watched the movie alone), I think it could have capped it off nicely.

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