Friday, 30 October 2015

Nurse (2013)

Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, but by night she kills cheating men. Things go awry for the perfect murderer when she becomes infatuated with a one night stand. 

Reminiscent of American Psycho and what could have been a more fitting sequel than American Psycho 2 it's well shot by director Doug Aarniokoski with wit and campy coolness as Abby (Paz de la Huerta) murders cheating men and obsesses over co-worker Danni played with finesse by Katrina Bowden. 

Writer David Loughery successfully takes a leaf from of Single White Female. Aarniokoski embraces its B-movie trashiness yet still manages to highlight the dangers of date rape drugs and non-consensual sex and internet photos. It's not DTV material, it's filmatic and looks modestly budgeted with good production values. There's a fitting noir voice over from De la Huerta who also offers a great performance. The effects are great, there's a high body count and plenty of gruesome fun to enjoy.

Yes there's naked flesh on display but this should not to be labelled as a gratuitous lurid exploitation flick and although the title is somewhat misleading, Nurse is ridiculously compulsive, horrific and sexy from start to finish with a memorable crazy central character played excellently. 

Certainly a horror worth checking out.

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