T The writer 's horror feature film- director hai Lee Thongkham is a dizzying and bloody little treat. Sadly, it's hard to explain exactly what's so fabulous about it without spoilers, so take our word for it while you've got your stomach for a lot of fake blood and scares. Suffice to say that Thongkham is nimble when it comes to offending the viewer, and there's also a pleasantly sharp satire here, sticking to the wealthy and snobby who think domestic workers are as disposable as empty crockery bottles.
The title maid is Joy (short-haired ingenuous Ploy Sornarin), a country girl who is hired to go up and down the tea trays in the service of super-rich Uma (actress-model-singer Savika Chaiyadej), a woman so ridiculously haughty that she dresses like a game show hostess for the little one lunch and always uses a cigarette holder - presumably so that the butts don't touch her lips. Joy has figured out that she is just the latest in a long line of maids who don't last long in this house, but when she asks the other servants, they all become squirrels and tell her that she must notask questions.
In addition to transporting the tea tray, the Joy's other job is to take care of Uma's young daughter, Nid (Keetapat Pongrue), a sweet little moppet with a sinister monkey toy that may or may not come to life when no one is looking. But pseudo-simian toys aren't all to worry about here: there's another dark figure, usually only visible to audiences but felt by characters as well, who doesn't care to portend a chaos in the third act once all of the backstory has been explained.
Some viewers may not follow the horrible m of the elodrama film, over the top performances and stylized sets and costumes and, as with some other Thai films which have found distribution in outside of Asia, such as the oversaturated Thai "western Tears of the Black Tiger in the early 2000s, this sits right on the between naivety and camp . But that's what makes it so interesting.