Amazon Delivers Disturbing First Trailer for “Nanny”

The winner of this year's Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival looked a little different from past years. Nanny is the first horror movie to take home the top award, and only the second film from a Black woman to receive it. Unsurprisingly, it got great reviews and should rack up more at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Anna Diop (Us) stars as Aisha, a Senegalese immigrant who left behind her young son for a better paying job in New York City. She gets one as a nanny for a rich white couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector). But while she cares for their daughter, she soon begins to have disturbing visions of her kid in danger. Her quest to bring him to the U.S. may cause her to break from reality.

Nanny arrives in select theaters on November 23.  It streams exclusively on Prime Video on December 16.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.