(aka Suor Omicidi)
Dir: Giulio Berruti, 1978.
82 min. Italy.
Special thanks to Blue Underground
SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD - 10PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH - 7:30PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST - 7:30PM
Murder! Morphine! Mother Superior!
Killer Nun brings Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra (vavavoom!), and Joe Dallesandro together for a giallo/nunsploitation hybrid.
Anita Ekberg (La dolce vita) plays the rapidly unraveling Sister Gertrude, who has become addicted to morphine after recovering from brain tumor surgery. As the head of a convalescent home, Gertrude finds herself growing incapable of caring for those in her charge, as she can't even care for herself. She grows increasingly violent, lusts for the touch of a man, and torments all of those around her, including her young protégé', Sister Mathieu (a voluptuous Morra), who also has more than professional feelings for her teacher. As Gertrude slips further into an abyss of drug dependency, promiscuity, and rage, the inhabitants of the convalescent home begin turning up dead, with all signs pointing to Gertrude as the culprit.
Killer Nun isn't going to drop jaws the way it did back upon its release, but it’s still a risqué and satisfyingly sleazy romp that sports a few “oh they didn’t” moments and a surprisingly solid story that holds it all together.
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