MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,323 this week

Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)
"Greta - Haus ohne Männer" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  February 1979 (USA)
4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 1,393 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 33 critic

Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
Sex
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)

Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wanda, the Wicked Warden.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Dyanne Thorne ...
Greta
Tania Busselier ...
Abbie Phillips
...
Juana
Eric Falk ...
Pablo Rego
Angela Ritschard ...
Rosa Phillips
Howard Maurer ...
Governor
Esther Studer ...
No. 24
Peggy Markoff ...
No. 14
Esther Moser ...
No. 18
...
Dr. Milton Arcos (as Jess Franco)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra L. Brennan
Lorli Bucher ...
Wardress
Dagmar Bürger ...
No. 9
Alex Exler
Karl Gysling ...
Prisoner
Edit

Storyline

Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile Ilsa and one of the guards are forcing the inmates to have sex with male prisoners, filming them and selling it as pornoflicks. Written by Tobias Broljung <larry@algonet.se>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Her Prison Was HOTTER THAN HELL! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

February 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wanda, the Wicked Warden  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Uses same sets as Barbed Wire Dolls (1976). See more »

Connections

Featured in Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The weakest of the Ilsa films.
11 May 2006 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Retitled Ilsa the Wicked Warden and released as the third in the infamous Ilsa exploitation series featuring busty Dyanne Thorne, this movie from prolific director Jess Franco bores despite the excessive sleaze and gratuitous nudity on offer.

In an unspecified South American country, political prisoners are being committed to a maximum security asylum where they are tortured for information by the sadistic warden (guess who?). Whilst being subjected to torture (and, in one scene, rape by violent murderers), the prisoners are filmed by one of the guards who has a profitable sideline selling his specialist movies.

Enter Abbie Phillips, a beautiful young woman (and owner of the wildest 'bush' on the planet) who has had herself committed on purpose in order to search for her sister, an inmate who has mysteriously disappeared. Abbie must endure suffering and degradation at the hands of the inmates and staff before she can eventually discover the truth.

Less violent than previous Ilsa movies, but easily just as sleazy, this film is heavy on the sadism, perversion and nudity—all Franco specialities— and yet somehow it still manages to drag. Franco's awful direction and the overall low standard of acting certainly doesn't help matters; however, if you can endure the dreary parts, there are some priceless moments that make the effort worthwhile.

Lina Romay's performance as Juana, Ilsa's masochistic lesbian bitch, is particularly unforgettable. I guarantee that your jaw will hit the floor during the 'lick my culo' scene (you'll have to watch the film to see what I mean). Also worthy of mention is the scene in which Ilsa kills Abbie's sister with the old 'plastic bag over the head' routine. Nasty.

The shocking finale sees the warden set upon by the inmates, led by Juana who can no longer put up with Ilsa's wicked ways. The long suffering inmates literally tear her to pieces, biting and ripping her with hands and teeth—all the while being filmed by the movie-making guard who gets to deliver his potentially most profitable work so far: a snuff film!


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
NEW CHEEZY DVD is EDITED mediazone95
Discuss Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?