Director: Lee Thongkham
Writer: Piyaluk Tuntisrisakul (Screenplay) Lee Thongkham (Story)
Starring: Ploy Sornarin, Savika Chaiyadej, Theerapat Sajakul, Kannaporn Puangtong, Sorabodee Changsiri, Keetapat Ongrue
Plot: A teenager Joy, work as a domestic maid and being haunted by the previous maid spirit, to discover the secret behind her death.
Tagline – Dark secrets serve no one
Runtime: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Maid starts when a young lady Joy (Sornarin) takes the role of a housemaid for a wealthy family, being in disbelief at the size of the house she is being asked to work in.
Joy gets to learn about the family she is working for, with a lot of her time being focused on the youngster member of the household Nid (Pongrue) who the other maids believe to have a mental illness, because she tends to talk to herself. This all becomes clear to Joy when she starts seeing a ghostly figure of a previous maid lurking around the home, trying to give her a message.
Thoughts on The Maid
Characters & Performances – Joy is the young maid that has taken the job in wealthy family, she does follow through with her daily responsibilities, with one of them being watching over the youngster member of the family. It doesn’t take long before she starts seeing a ghostly figure around the home, trying to send her a message, as she starts looking into the past of the house. When it comes to the family who own the home, Uma and Nirach, they have plenty of secrets of their own, not being as happy as they public appearance presents them to be. The film is filled with great performances with Ploy Sornarin in the leading role shining through each of the moments her character goes through, the fear, the confidence, everything she is required to do.
Story – The story here follows a young maid that takes a job in a wealthy family, only to see herself haunted by a spirit of a previous maid, looking to warn her of something that happened with the walls before. This does start out like the strong ghost investigation movie, where we get the haunting moments that are more messages, even if they are effective scares, warning, leading the newest member of the house about a previous crime. This story does however go in a very different direction for the final third, one that you wouldn’t see coming and ends up feeling fresh and truly enjoyable. The story doesn’t want to hold back on anything and by the end, you will see the truly broken figures in this world.
Themes – The Maid is a horror mystery that will have plenty of the scares from the ghostly figure before heading into a completely different direction, one that will offer up a different level of horror, one you might not see coming. The whole film is set within the walls of the wealthy family, showing how far from the real world they have becomes.
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Final Thoughts – The Maid is one of the biggest surprised in horror this year, a film that starts out like one and finishing unlike anything you would expect.