Thursday, 10 March 2016

Nurse 3D

"Nurse 3D" (2013, Doug Aarnioski, Lionsgate) is a sexploitation 3D film about a psychotic nurse who likes to murder cheating men.

Abby Russell (Paz de la Huerta) is nurse of the month at the hospital she works in. She's also a murderer who specialises in killing cheating men using her medical knowledge and access to surgical equipment and drugs.

She takes a young trainee nurse, Danni (Katrina Bowden) 'under her wing' in the weirdest way and becomes obsessed with her. She then finds out that Danni's stepdad is cheating on her mother, and takes it upon herself to brutally murder him. When this, shockingly, doesn't win Danni over she then begins framing Danni as a paranoid reactionary by baiting her and denying it to the cops and doctors. But as Danni digs deeper, she begins to find out more about Abby's dark past.

The film is really bloody and enjoys a few good kills, despite having a low budget. It also makes the most of its sexploitation genre with Paz casually lounging about in her apartment knickerless and running about essentially nude whilst gore soaked.

The acting, however, is distractingly bad. I haven't seen many of Paz's other films, but her slow, pouty way of talking in this film, whether intentional character mannerisms or not, got dull after a while.

After reading the synopsis I was looking forward to a batshit crazy, gore soaked roller coaster, but I found myself getting a little bored. Either way, it's a film about a murderous nurse with impressive assets, splashing gore all over the place and wearing very little. If that's what you're going in for, you are getting your tuppence worth, if I'm honest.

[Image: Lionsgate]