One of the most fascinating aspects of social media, especially in recent times, is seeing how the Internet treats certain movies. While some newer films manage to receive plenty of hype by way of word of mouth, other films have been beaten senselessly with backlash and criticism. Luckily, for the psychological horror film Saint Maud, it looks like social media is working in the movie’s favor. As you can see down below, it looks like Twitter users are actually terrified by the film and its eerie subject matter. In fact, many users are saying the movie has even exceeded their expectations and far surpassed its own marketing campaign.
As stated by a variety of Twitter users who recently watched the horror film via Amazon Prime or Hulu:
Saint Maud is on Hulu now and if u like the spooky stuff I highly recommend
— Serina (@lil_bloomz) May 14, 2021
So. Saint Maud.
That was unsettling.
— travis hunter (@travismwh) May 14, 2021
Shout out to saint maud for being way better than the shitty trailers
— MTTHW (@dirtfuk) May 14, 2021
Finally watched Saint Maud and it lived up to the buzz
— Brant Lewis (@Brant__Lewis) May 14, 2021
What’s a #pandemicmovie that came out and you’re quite gutted you didn’t get the chance to see on the big screen?
I’ll start. For me, one of them is THE OLD GUARD. pic.twitter.com/SkpSdJH6vs
— An Englishman In San Diego (@EnglishmanSDCC) May 14, 2021
Yall better check out #SaintMaud it’s super creepy. The ending is gonna stick with me for quite a while.
— Alpha Cauliflower (@dylan_darko16) May 4, 2021
Watching Saint Maud and probably passing out. I’ve had an emotional wreck of a day. I’m so glad my friend is visiting me tomorrow I really need it. (No streams tomorrow and won’t be online either till she leaves) pic.twitter.com/tUu0Ia1fC6
— Michelle (@Kestrel138) May 14, 2021
Saint Maud (2019). Pt 1-Creepy and unsettling and it only gets creepier as it goes along. Unique. What a chilling and complete character analysis of Maud and how she sees the world. I hope I never meet her. Good music. Strong direction.
— Lexie Carver (@Lexie_Carver) May 8, 2021
Do right by yourselves and watch SAINT MAUD https://t.co/hvYGmJdYhn
— Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) May 14, 2021
— Kenn Hoekstra (@kennhoekstra) May 14, 2021
You ever just going about your day then out of nowhere remember that last frame in SAINT MAUD cause same
— benjamin (@benjaminclarke_) May 14, 2021
Finally watched Saint Maud and HOO BOY that was a lot. Religious horror is always hit-or-miss for me, and I'm not sure how I feel about this one yet. It's masterfully made, but it's also one of the most deeply cynical films I've seen in a long time.
— J. Kyle Pittman (@PirateHearts) May 14, 2021
Okay, so #SaintMaud was excellent!
I may have peed myself a little at the end.
— PopHorror (@PopHorrorNews) May 14, 2021
SAINT MAUD is terrific. It's better than merely scary, it's *distressing* (possibly even more so if you're Catholic. YMMV)
— David Bowman (@dlbowman76) May 13, 2021
Just watch Saint Maud w an oomf why was that so scary…
— dobby is petite and fertile (@Cookbookgirl1) May 5, 2021
Saint Maud (2019)
Creepy but so good. 100% will never watch again though. pic.twitter.com/H29h2f4vVg
— Helen of Troyble (@AneleEelRemraf) May 10, 2021
It’s definitely nice to see Saint Maud receive so much positive attention. After a difficult series of delays before its release, it seems the film has finally earned some much deserved acclaim.
Rose Glass both wrote and directed the film Saint Maud. The cast includes Marfydd Clark as Maud, Jennifer Ahle as Amanda Kohl, Lily Knight as Joy, Lily Frazer as Carol, Turlough Convery as Christian, Rosie Sansom as Ester, Marcus Hutton as Richard, Carl Prekopp as Homeless Pat, and Noa Bodner as Hilary.
In the recently released film…
“Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.”
Although the film had quite a few unfortunate delays regarding its release date, mostly due to the unfortunate Coronavirus pandemic, it seems to have now found an audience. With the advent of VOD and digital streaming, it appears as though Saint Maud will manage to gain quite the following in the years to come. Especially thanks to platforms like Amazon Prime supporting the film.