Saint Maud (2019) isn’t what I expected from the trailer, but then again, it seems that trailers show the best parts these days. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the film, because I did. It is super weird and creepy and beautiful.
Maud, aka Katie, is a home health care nurse with a troubled past that the creators only gave small glimpses; it made me want to know a little more about the backstory. The oddness of Maud’s rapture is on the verge of being orgasmic and comes on at the strangest times. Her self-flagellation tactics made me wince, so that was a good thing.
The few visuals are well done without showing too much. There were times that I questioned what was happening, like her levitation. I wasn’t sure why that happened or the cause or if it was a hallucination. It was evident that Maud is not stable, and the final scenes confirm that.
Saint Maud is one of those movies that entertained me with strangeness while keeping the horror low. I give it 3.5 out of 5 Stars.