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10 May 1979 (Italy) See more »
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Directed by
Giulio Berruti 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giulio Berruti  writer
Enzo Gallo  idea
Alberto Tarallo  writer

Produced by
Enzo Gallo .... producer
Original Music by
Alessandro Alessandroni 
Cinematography by
Antonio Maccoppi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mario Giacco 
Production Design by
Franco Vanorio 
Costume Design by
Alberto Tarallo 
Makeup Department
Mauro Gavazzi .... makeup artist
Maria Rizzo .... hair stylist
Production Management
Giancarlo Funaro .... unit manager
Marcello Papaleo .... production manager
Mariella Vari .... production secretary
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alberto Vari .... assistant director
Art Department
Stefano Paltrinieri .... set dresser
Velio Zamprioli .... props
Sound Department
Roberto Edwin Forrest .... sound recordist (as Robert Forrest)
Antonio Gallo .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Battaglia .... assistant camera
Pippo Carta .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alberto Tarallo .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Patrizia Oppedisano .... first assistant editor
Andrea Vari .... second assistant editor
Other crew
Stefano Cecchi .... action stills

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Also Known As:
"Suor Omicidi" - Italy (original title)
"Killer Nun" - USA (DVD box title)
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85 min
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Creepy And Effective Nunsploitation-Horror, 20 May 2008
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

"Suor Omicidi" aka "Killer Nun" of 1978 is a stylish and pleasantly demented Nunsploitation Horror flick that is quite vastly underrated. While it is certainly not very typical for the Nunsploitation-sub-gene, this is a very atmospheric, at times mesmerizing and very well-acted psychological Horror film that lovers of Exploitation cinema should certainly miss. The great Anita Eckberg, cult-actress of the 50s, stars in the leading role of Sister Gertrude, a nun working in a Christian mental hospital. After having a tumor removed, Gertrude is convinced that she still has cancer, and, along with a proceeding morphine addiction, gradually gets more obsessed with this idea. Suddenly, people at the hospital end up dead... Unlike most other Nunsploitation films, "Suor Omicidi" is not about devil-worshiping or satanic possession. While the film does include sex and nudity, as well as a variety of perversions, the sleaze-level is maybe not quite as high as in typical Nunsploitation flicks. It is quite demented, however, and even though sometimes a bit slow, "Killer Nun" always has a tense, creepy atmosphere. The score by Alessandro Alessandroni is downright ingenious and effectively enhances the film's eeriness in a brilliant manner. Anita Eckberg is outstanding in the lead, and beautiful Paola Morra is also very good in the role of her young roommate and fellow nun Sister Mathieu. The supporting cast includes a bunch of familiar faces for fans of cult-cinema, such as Joe Dalessandro ("Blood For Dracula"), Alida Valli ("Suspiria", "Inferno"), Lou Castell ("A Bullet For The General") and Massimo Serato ("Macchie Solari", "Solamente Nero"). Over-all "Killer Nun" is a creepy, atmospheric and effective flick with a very strong lead that I highly recommend to all my fellow fans of Exploitation and Italian Horror!

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