Nanny: Nikyatu Jusu’s Horror Tale–2022 Best Films

Writer-director Nikyatu Jusu makes a very promising feature debut with Nanny, a horror tale starring Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector, Rose Decker and Leslie Uggams.

Jason Blum serves as exec-producer through his Blumhouse TV banner.

The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Fest, where it won the Grand Jury Prize, making it the first horror film to ever win there the top award.

It was released for a limited theatrical release on November 23, 2022 by Amazon Studios, prior to streaming on Prime Video on December 16, 2022.

The film follows an undocumented Senegalese immigrant named Aisha, who is starting a new life in New York City.

She is hired as a nanny to care for the child of a wealthy Upper East Side family.

Like other immigrants, Aisha is pursuing the American Dream, hoping to bring her son that she left behind in Senegal.

As the story moves forward, she is forced to confront concealed truths that threatens to shatter her precarious wishes.

Anna Diop as Aisha
Michelle Monaghan as Amy
Sinqua Walls as Malik
Morgan Spector as Adam
Rose Decker as Rose
Leslie Uggams as Kathleen
Olamide Candide-Johnson as Mariatou
Jahleel Kamara as Lamine
Princess Adenike as Nikki
Zephani Idoko as Sallay
Niahlah Hope as Mami Wata