Directed by: Giulio Berruti
Written by: Giulio Berruti/Alberto Tarallo
If you ever wanted to see Anita Ekberg go through withdrawal, this is the movie for you.
Former sex-symbol Ekberg stars as Sister Gertrude, a nun who is having a crisis of more than just faith. Something happened to her that made her want to take revenge on all men. Since then she has been telling the doctor at the hospital she works at that she is deathly ill and that she needs more morphine.
But, of course, she’s really just addicted.
Add to this the fact that young Sister Mathieu (Paola Morra, who was only in movies for two years, but managed to make 150 movies) is in love with her and Sister Gertrude has the world on her shoulders.
Basically, Gertrude goes on a bit of a rampage, killing people all over the place and being more awful as time goes on. And young Paolo proves that nuns sleep in the nude.
Then, suddenly, there’s a mysterious entity in the hospital. Hmmm…wonder who that could be!
Blah, blah, blah. Woman goes crazy, people die. We’ve seen it a hundred times. This time out, it’s nunsploitation, but it’s really nothing new. And the “twist” ending is barely a twist.
Why is this a Nasty? There’s some violence, but it doesn’t seem THAT extreme. There’s a weird dream sequence with brain surgery. But that’s not why. Apparently, it’s because of a scene where an old lady gets stabbed in the face with needles. It’s not overly gory, really. It’s needles. And they don’t show eye-juice or anything. Weird.
But is it a good movie? BWAH-HA-HA-HA! Of course not, you silly fool! It’s a bad Italian nunsploitation flick. What do you expect? The best parts are…well…there’s nudity.
Oh, yeah. It’s very loosely based on a true story. “From the secret files of the Vatican!”
LOW POINT: A party with nuns dancing with each other. Surreal without being truly interesting.