Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
Exclusive clip: dramatic thriller “THE MAID’S ROOM”Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
There are hints of bad things happening all over the house in an exclusive excerpt from THE MAID’S ROOM, opening in theaters and available on VOD tomorrow, that you can see past the jump.
Written and directed by Michael Walker (of the accomplished and underseen psychothriller CHASING SLEEP), THE MAID’S ROOM is being released by Paladin and stars Paula Garcés, Bill Camp, Annabella Sciorra and Philip Ettinger. According to the official synopsis, “THE MAID’S ROOM centers around Drina, an attractive, intelligent immigrant who takes a job for the season as live-in maid to the Crawfords, a privileged New York family who maintain a splendid home in the Hamptons. The job could be worse, since Mr. and Mrs. Crawford spend most of their time in the city, but their teenage son, Brandon, who is starting Princeton in the fall, is summering at the beach, and Drina must look after him and his spoiled friends. Since the maid’s room is next to the garage, Drina can’t help noticing when Brandon returns late one night, noisily and obviously drunk.
“The next day, she sees that Brandon’s car is battered and bloodied and, when she reads in the local paper that there has been a fatal hit and run, it’s clear who’s responsible. Knowing the Crawfords will do anything to protect their precious son, Drina realizes that, for once, she has some power over her employers. Though the situation is intoxicating, it also places her in far more danger than she imagines.”