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Nurse Sherri (1978)

R | | Horror | August 1978 (USA)
A hospital nurse is possessed by an evil spirit, and proceeds to kill off the hospital's patients.

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Credited cast:
Geoffrey Land ...
Peter Desmond
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Marilyn Joi ...
Tara Williams
Katherine Pass ...
Beth Dillon (as Mary Kay Pass)
Prentiss Moulden ...
Marcus Washington
Bill Roy ...
Reanhauer
Erwin Fuller ...
Charlie
J.C. Wells ...
Stevens
Clay Foster ...
Dr. Nelson (as Clayton Foster)
Caryl Briscoe ...
Nurse Gordon
Jack Barnes ...
Dr. Andrews
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John F. Goff ...
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Horror movie about a demented professor of the occult, whose soul jumps into the curvaceous body of Nurse Sherri (Jill Jacobson) shortly before he dies on the operating table. The possessed lady in white then begins stalking, seducing and kill people - even her boyfriend - until someone puts an end to the madness. Written by Anonymous

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Meet Sherri... for an evening of Pleasure and Terror! See more »

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Review of DVD edition
7 April 2003 | by (Godzilla Manor) – See all my reviews

Shock-A-Rama offers this DVD edition which features two different versions of the movie, commentary track on one feature by producer Sam Sherman, and the usual assortment of trailers that come with the majority of DVDs released under the Seduction Cinema umbrella.

Essentially, there are two different movies presented: Possession of Nurse Sherri, a remastered release of the horror cut with optional track with Sherman, and Nurse Sherri, the original drive-in release of the sexploitation version. Sherman provides juicy details on the canny presentation of the "horror" version, detailing what was edited/added to the initial release. At a glance, 70% of both movies are the same, but with noticeable differences: the horror cut has at least three additional scenes with character actor JC Wells being pursued by the disembodied spirit of a dead spiritualist, while three edited scenes of sex/nudity are provided by the sexploitation cut. These last three scenes are certainly eye-openers: a scene of hospital seduction between a buxom nurse and blind patient, another that has the chief surgeon receiving oral gratification at his podium while giving a lecture in front of a college classroom (!), and an extended scene between the surgeon and our Nurse Sherri with ardent lovemaking culminating in Sherri's flashback of her sole lesbian encounter. These last two segments show how Sherri fills that nurse's uniform with more than ample results!

Previous reviews at IMDB have decried the lack of horror elements and nudity, one even saying that if released today the movie would probably get a PG rating! I can assure anyone that neither of these versions are remotely PG.

Al Adamson--along with Jerry Warren and Jess Franco--had the notoriety of "film doctor", constantly re-editing and re-marketing product that had already saturated a film niche. This wonderful DVD shows how Sam Sherman and Adamson worked in that process.

A highly recommended DVD (regardless of the quality of the movies) which begs one question; whatever happened to star Jill Jacobson, and where is the inevitable Celebrity Sleuth layout?


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