24 July 2014

The Other Hell (1981)
88 min.
Directed by Bruno Mattei.
With Franca Stoppi, Carlo De Mejo, Francesca Carmeno, Susan Forget, Andrea Aureli, Sandy Samuel, Franco Garofalo, Paola Montenero.
This nunsploitation horror never manages to reach sublime.

Without warning, nuns in a convent begin to experience stigmata: bleeding mouths, random acts of stabbing, and more!

A new priest, Father Valerio (De Mejo) is brought in to investigate the bizarre events and uncovers a secret long buried, but now unavoidably unearthed.

Alternately odd and hilarious, this mixed bag - full of screaming, out of control nuns - comes courtesy of director Bruno Mattei, who did the craptastic opuses Hell of the Living Dead (1980) and Rats: Night of Terror (1984).

An outrageous performance by Stoppi as the guarded Mother Superior dominates the action. The whole would-be transgressive silliness must be seen to be believed.

Also known as Guardian of Hell.

Italian: L'Altro inferno.

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