An electrifying tale of intensity and truly fervent faith
Stormy, skittish and windswept – the North Yorkshire coast provides a suitably atmospheric setting for the thrilling psychological horror Saint Maud, a nuanced and layered celebration of emerging female filmmaking talent. Directed by Rose Glass, the story follows the taut relationship between pious young live-in nurse Maud (played by rising star Morfydd Clark) and housebound Amanda (BAFTA award-winning Jennifer Ehle, of BBC’s Pride & Prejudice and Zero Dark Thirty), a former dancer whose deteriorating health has left her isolated in her grand Yorkshire house. Influenced by the dark humour and intensity of 1970s horror classics, Saint Maud leaned heavily on brooding, timeless filming locations around Scarborough, bringing suspense and chilling surprises to the big screen. Filming locations include the crumbling Holbeck Cliffs, the iconic vintage amusement arcades of Foreshore Road and the stark white lighthouse on Vincent Pier.