Alucarda (1978) Reviewed

Alucarda offers images that are nun too pretty.

Alucarda offers plenty of images that are nun too pretty.

ALUCARDA ( 1978 )
If you’re into blasphemous demonic lesbians or blood-soaked nunsploitation, Alucarda is for you. A recently orphaned teenage girl is sent off to a convent, where she is taken under the wing of the wild-eye devil-worshipping dyke of the film’s title. There are exorcisms, crucifixions, lots of nudity and nuns dressed like mummies wrapped in Ace bandages. The dreary convent setting is eerily effective and the acting is absolutely not. It’s filmed in Spanish, and despite the good dubbing, I think I might have preferred a subtitled version, so as to avoid all of the screaming. Shocking images abound but are ultimately undone by a meandering story that is incoherent to the casual viewer. However, if you’re a fan of the genre, Alucarda has plenty to offer. **

~ by Number5ive on November 20, 2008.

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