Nunsploitation

10 Nunsploitation Films

10 Nunsploitation Films first published by BFI, 13 April 2022 Includes capsules of: The Devils, School of the Holy Beast, Alucarda, Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun, Behind Convent Walls, Killer Nun, Dark Habits, Nude Nuns With Big Guns, St Agatha, Agnes Where exploitation films occupy the nether regions of cinema’s margins, taking advantage of…

Crowd

The Horror Crowd (2020)

The Horror Crowd first published by VODzilla.co Near the beginning of the documentary The Horror Crowd, its director Ruben Pla, talks to camera in a graffitied alleyway in Hollywood where, he states. “it all began for me.” Pla does not mean his career as an actor, which commenced over two decades earlier, but rather his…

Agatha

St Agatha (2018)

St Agatha first published by SciFiNow With Aislinn Clarke’s The Devil’s Doorway, Paul Hyett’s Heretiks and Corin Hardy’s The Nun all enjoying their premières in rapid succession, 2018 would appear to be the year that sees nunsploitation returning with a vengeance. Not that St Agatha, the latest from genre director Darren Lynn Bousman (Abattoir, 2016; Repo!…

Abattoir

Abattoir (2016)

First published by Little White Lies, as Part 17 of my Cinema Psychotronicum column “Our houses are such unwieldy properties that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.” It begins with this textual quote from Henry David Thoreau. An opening credits sequence follows, showing newspaper headlines about bizarre crime scenes – and then…