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Killer Nun [Blu-ray] [1978]

Release Date:04/24/2012

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    Special Features

    • From the Secret Files of the Vatican - Interview with Co-Writer/Director Giulio Berruti
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Poster & Still Gallery


    Killer Nun
    Giulio Berruti's unusual cult horror film casts former sex symbol Anita Ekberg as Sister Gertrude, a nun working in a mental institution. Gertrude is clearly insane, and takes a great deal of morphine for her self-diagnosed cancer. She goes to town and picks up men, seduces a younger nun (Paola Morra) who was abused by her grandfather, and supposedly murders patients until the Mother Superior (Alida Valli) has her poisoned. Luigi Casellato appears as a crippled painter who gets kicked to death, and genre favorite Joe Dallesandro leads the supporting cast as a handsome doctor. Antonio Maccoppi's skillful cinematography gives the film a harsh, intimidating look and Ekberg creates a sympathetic character, although certain scenes -- such as her stepping on a patient's dentures -- cross the line into unintentional humor. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Anita Ekberg
      Anita Ekberg - Sister Gertrude
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      Paola Morra - Sister Mathilde
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      Alida Valli - Mother Superior
    • Massimo Serato
      Massimo Serato - Dr. Poirret
    • Lou Castel
      Lou Castel - Peter

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