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The Cleaning Lady (2018)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 3 January 2019 (Kuwait)
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As a means to distract herself from an affair, a love-addicted woman befriends a cleaning lady, badly scarred by burns. She soon learns, these scars run much deeper than the surface.


Jon Knautz


Alexis Kendra (screenplay), Jon Knautz (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Kendra ... Alice
Stelio Savante ... Michael
Rachel Alig ... Shelly
Elizabeth Sandy ... Helen
Mykayla Sohn ... Young Shelly
JoAnne McGrath ... Colleen
Keri Marrone ... Miranda
Robert Hugh Starr Robert Hugh Starr ... Bill
Carla Wynn ... Linda
Kim Marie Cooper ... Laurel
Logan Garretson ... Tyler
Zarif Zarif ... Don
Nicole Danielle Watts ... Sheryl (as Nicole Watts)
Kai Cofer Kai Cofer ... Hillbilly
Skye Sea Skye Sea ... Emaciated Person


As a means to distract herself from an affair, a love-addicted woman befriends a cleaning lady, badly scarred by burns. She soon learns, these scars run much deeper than the surface.

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Horror | Thriller


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The movie is based on a 2016 short "The Cleaning Lady", also starring Alexis Kendra, and directed by Jon Knautz. See more »


When she pours hydrofluoric acid down the mans throat, she gets it on her hand but it does not hurt her. See more »

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Shelly is a new horror Icon
3 June 2019 | by geeklegionofdoomSee all my reviews

A movie that plays like a genre mixing slasher meets thriller meets drama movie What works?

  • Great performances from our two main actresses Alexis Kendra makes what could have been an unlikable vapid character someone we care for . While Alig gives us a creepy and subdued performance but makes us feel sympathy for her character . Even small roles like the friend & the wife are great
  • The writing is top notch. Great character work. Alice isn't wholesomely altruistic. She is flawed , she does things for selfish reasons. We even understand her modern day first world problems . But it's a realistic character who we can relate and see things her way. I love the fact i didn't really know what Shelly's motives were and felt like she was genuinely unpredictable , does she what to hurt Alice? Really befriend her? Take advantage of her ?or something else? It's all revealed at the end , and has some great foreshadowing. Because we really don't know what Shelly wants out of all things, the story is an intriguing one .
  • Shocking with out being explicit . Some squirm worth moments
  • Great ending which gives you just enough answers, but leaves the door open
what doesn't work so well..
  • Last act of the movie more or less turns into a turns into a standard horror movie
  • Young Shelly actor wasn't brilliant ( but still not a bad performance )
  • There are some 'movie conveniences' like Shelly driving away for no apparent reason to allow a plot point to happen
  • Shelly has super human strength in one scene for some reason.

Flaws are relativity minor by comparison. A great horror movie , a great new horror character . Fab writing and acting

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Release Date:

3 January 2019 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cleaning Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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2.35 : 1
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