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Guardian of Hell (1981)
"L'altro inferno" (original title)

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Nuns become possessed by the Devil and lust after the abbot!

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Mother Vincenza
Carlo De Mejo ...
Father Valerio
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Elisa
Susan Forget ...
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Boris (as Frank Garfeeld)
Paola Montenero ...
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Sandy Samuel
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Father Inardo (as Andrew Ray)
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A priest investagates paranormal activity at a nuns' convent where a deep, dark secret is about to resurface in the guise of murder! Could the devil be behind this, or is that just what Mother Superior wants everyone to believe? Written by Humberto Amador

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Mother Vincenza: The genitals are the door to evil! The vagina, the uterus, the womb; the labyrinth that leads to hell; the devil's tools!
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Written by Massimo Morante (as Morante), Claudio Simonetti (as Simonetti), Fabio Pignatelli (as Pignatelli), Agostino Marangolo (as Marangolo)
Based on LP "Il Fantastico viaggio del bagarozzo Mark"
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Moderately enjoyable nunsploitation flick, but I've seen much better
28 November 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Bruno Mattei was possibly the most worthless of all the European horror-exploitation filmmakers. He lacked the style of Jess Franco or the intelligence of Jean Rollin and really had little to offer. Films such as "Rats: Night of Terror" and "Hell of the Living Dead" aren't so good they're bad, they're simply unbearably inept. Before viewing "The Other Hell", I expected the absolute worst nunsploitation flick out there. Surprisingly, it was moderately enjoyable. Its still one of the weakest films in the bizarre subgenre I've seen, but there were enough enjoyably trashy moments I was entertained. The plot itself had enough holes to drive a Hummer through and didn't make a bit of sense, but it made the film a nicely disorienting experience. Also, the gore sequences were laughable but in a good way.

Still, this is far from being a trash classic. Mattei was the single dullest director imaginable, so the picture's pacing is highly uneven. There are a few dull stretches. Also, Mattei has demonstrated in the past that he loves killing animals for our "entertainment". While I can overlook this if the film itself is good (such as "Cannibal Holocaust" or "Cockfighter"), but with schlock like this I find it rather inexcusable. However, worst of all, is that there's little nudity or even attractive females. When I see a nunsploitation film, I'd generally expect some attractive convent sisters in little to no clothing. Bruno Mattei, for his love of any other exploitable element, shows restraint here. All in all, "The Other Hell" isn't as bad as I expected and worth maybe a rental for trash fans. (5/10)


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