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The Killer Nun (1979)

Suor Omicidi (original title)
A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital,... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sister Gertrude
Paola Morra ...
Sister Mathieu
Mother Superior
Massimo Serato ...
Dr. Poirret
Daniele Dublino ...
Dr. Patrick Roland
Laura Nucci ...
Alice Gherardi ...
Lee De Barriault
Ileana Fraia
Antonietta Patriarca
Sofia Lusy ...
Nerina Montagnani ...
Franco Caracciolo


A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff and patients around her. Written by Arthur Workman <arthur49@user1.channel1.com>

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10 May 1979 (Italy)  »

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Killer Nun  »

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Italian censorship visa # 73203 delivered on 13-3-1979. See more »


Referenced in Brows Held High: The Devils (2012) See more »


Suor Omicidi - Seq. 8
Performed by Alessandro Alessandroni
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A fantastic 'Nunsploitation' film from the 70's!!
25 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film, 'Killer Nun' (aka Suor Omicidi 1978). When I first found out about it, I knew I had to see it! This came out a year after 'Communion' (aka 'Alice, Sweet Alice') and both of these seem very similar in their approach by their directors. Both seemed to be from the same vein of film-making. European! The film is about a Nun (and a sexy one at that, played by Anita Ekberg!) who is addicted to morophine and who is losing her mind...or is she?! What's wild is that she can get away from the convent and stalk the streets for a casual sexual liason, which is one of the high-lights of the movie! She goes back to the convent and really bad things start to happen, people die....at first, they seem like 'accidents' or 'suicides', but as the film goes on, you start to see what is really happening - but I won't spoil it for others here! Just see it, rent it, buy it if you find it. The DVD is excellent. There's an interview with the director at the end and it gives insights of how they filmed this movie - inside an actual convent! And how they were able to get away with filming so many sexy scenes! There's plenty of hot sexual situations and nudity in this Euro-trash nunspoiltaion film, as well as some 'tasteful' violence! A must see for ANY Euro-horror, babe-loving film fan! I give it about a 7 1/2 out of 10! *******1/2

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