Paco Plaza is at it again with the horror in the form of Sister Death. The Spanish director is well-known for hits like Verónica and the REC series. And with Sister Death, he’s returning to familiar stomping grounds for Verónica, which tells the story of a teen girl who battles a supernatural force after playing with a Quija board.
Sister Death acts as the prequel where a young novice with supernatural powers heads to a convent to become a teacher. What she doesn’t expect is for the school to have this dark malevolent force hanging over them that plays a game of hangman that spells out your name and seals your fate of being cursed.
Before the trailer, anyone would be sold by this movie. But now that we have it, there’s a stark contrast between the quality of this movie and something like The Nun or its sequel. And this is coming from someone who loves The Conjuring Universe and wanted Valek to be terrifying. But they weren’t. When I now look at Sister Death I realize that The Nun didn’t trust its audience, was riding on the coattails of it’s predecessor, and was looking to make some quick money.
It’s important to acknowledge that Sister Death hasn’t come out yet and it might be just as bad as The Nun. But this official trailer has given me perspective on what the “best” nun horror movie out there did wrong. And I’m hoping this movie does it all better while creating a new horror classic. Because it’s been a little boring out there when it comes to horror (except Talk to Me) and I’d love some fresh scares.
Read the synopsis below:
In post-war Spain, Narcisa (Aria Bedmar), a young novice with supernatural powers, arrives at a former convent, now a school for girls, to become a teacher. As the days go by, the strange events and increasingly disturbing situations that torment her will eventually lead her to unravel the terrible skein of secrets that surround the convent and haunt its inhabitants.
Watch the trailer below:
Sister Death premieres on October 27, 2023 on Netflix.