The Maid, a new horror film that is smashing domestic box office records in Singapore, has been picked up by international distributor Fortissimo Films and will be released in the US. Hopes are high that The Maid will be Singapore's breakout hit - the film that will awaken American audiences to the country's small-but-growing film industry. Director Kelvin Tong believes that the universality of horror might be the key to international distribution, particularly given the recent popularity of horror films from Japan and Korea. Something else about the film that surely will appeal to subtitle-fearing American audiences is that it is in English. Expect to see The Maid in arthouse theaters starting in November.