If there’s one thing I don’t know anything about it’s music. If you play a flute and tell me it’s a full drum set with that big one you kick on the bottom, then I’ll just have to nod and believe you. I have no expertise to tell you you’re wrong.
What I can tell you, however, is that the sound of a fancypants string instrument being scraped at by what I can only assume is a dismembered cat’s paw might be the strongest horror staple of all time. From the backward violin in Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, to the trailers for Get Out and The Perfection we’re getting slammed with that itchy scratchy sound that makes your spine tremble.
The trend continues with this trailer for The Cleaning Lady, a movie made by your mom specifically to remind you to clean up after your own damn self. In it a woman caught in an affair divulges these details to her burn-disfigured cleaning lady. They form a bond that grows closer and closer, and soon the cleaning lady is drugging her employer to use her as some kind of weird Barbie Doll. If only she learned to do her own dishes instead of hiring someone to do the work for her.
Seriously, though the movie looks pretty good. It’s creepy, has an oppressive atmosphere, and I like the flourishes with the dollhouse. I’m definitely interested to see more from this one.
The Cleaning Lady is coming from RLJE and will be hitting DVD and VOD June 4, 2019.