Review done by: Michelle Fatale
Starring: Tiffany Shepis, Allan McKenna, Michael Segal, Alessandra
Guerzoni, Caterina Zanca, Giuseppe Gobbato, Federico D'Anneo, Francesco
Directed by: Ivan Zuccon
Story: Sarah travels to Italy to take her holy vows and prove her
worthiness to God. Along the way, Sarah experiences mental and physical
anguish as the members of the convent “cleanse” her by using various
methods of what can only be described as torture.
In an attempt to become a cloister nun of the “New Order”, Sarah (Shepis)
travels to Italy to take her holy vows and prove her worthiness to God.
Along the way, Sarah experiences mental and physical anguish as the
members of the convent “cleanse” her by using various methods of what
can only be described as torture. As Sarah’s journey progresses, she
discovers the dark history of the Convent’s past. First and foremost, I
would like to thank the writer/director Ivan Zuccon for sending me this
screener (internationally known the less). I was really excited to throw this
thing in and get to watchin'. Knowing virtually nothing about the premise I
went in completely cold and was captivated within the first fifteen minutes.
This film dives into the deepest waters of religious fanaticism. I was glued
to the screen and horrified just knowing that the acts depicted in this story
is not far away from reality. Things like this happened, have happened, and
I think that’s what truly makes this film horrifying. If it weren't for the
outstanding performances, I don’t think this movie would have been as
effective as it was. Tiffany Shepis was at the top of her game, showing the
world she’s not just a “scream queen” but a damn good actress. Shepis’
performance was living proof of her endless diversity in the acting realm.
Obviously low budget, but the beautiful tracking shots and lighting really
amped up the production value. As Sarah’s character is taught to “see no
evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” the tortures become increasingly violent
and outright disturbing. The fantastic effects will make even the most
seasoned horror fan cringe in their seats. Although a bit slow at times, I
think if you’re a fan of Argento or Polanski you will not be bothered by its
slow pace. I’d like to find out what inspired this film, and I’m excited to see
Zuccon’s other flicks, such as Bad Brains and The Shunned House. I truly
hope Nympha does not go unnoticed. Zuccon is a very talented filmmaker
with a radiant vision and I can’t wait to see more. Keep up the great work!
Online since: February 20th, 2006