1979 • Italy • Directed by Giulio Berruti
Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg ('La Dolce Vita', 'Pick-up Alley') gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in the lurid cult classic 'Killer Nun'. One of the most notorious 'nunsploitation' films, 'Killer Nun' tells the sordid story of Sister Gertrude, a disturbed woman of the cloth who degenerates into a perverse mire of drug taking, sexual perversion, sadistic torture and murder. Joe Dallesandro ('The Climber', 'Flesh for Frankenstein'), Alida Valli ('The Possessed', 'Suspiria') and the ample Paola Morra ('Behind Convent Walls') offer spirited performances and able support to Ekberg, in this outrageous tale based on real events. Boasting an incongruously classy score by legendary composer Alessandro Alessandroni ('Women's Camp 119') and stylishly rendered scenes of sex and murder, 'Killer Nun' takes the viewer on a hair-raising journey from the heights of religious ecstasy to the depths of devilish degeneracy.