Nun of That (2009)

Nun of That (2009)
Director: Richard Griffin
Where to get it: Alternative Cinema

Nun of That is an action-comedy that follows Sister Kelly Wrath as she transforms from a nun with a simple temper problem to a vengeful killer. After being gunned down in an alley, she ascends to heaven to receive training from some of the great figures of religious mythology (Moses, Gandhi, and Jesus himself). She is then set back to Earth to join the other members of the Order of the Black Habit, a group of supernatural vigilante nuns as they seek revenge against the mob.

Richard Griffin is an awesome director. And he’s awesome because he takes a modest budget and turns it around in true exploitation fashion and makes a cool little movie with it. Nun of that is just what it sounds like. It’s a blood filled exploitation flick that is pretty darn blasphemous, but shouldn’t be taken that seriously. It’s Nunsploitation on steroids and at the head of it is the awesome actress Sarah Nicklin. Having seen Richard’s Disco Exorcist first, I knew what Sarah could do. She is the star of this show and I’d have no issue seeing a lot more films with this talented and funny lady. Who also makes one hell of a kick ass Nun in this movie. It’s a film with Nuns battling the mob that has both the roles of Jesus and Satan being played by the same man (Michael Reed). If one can loosen up and not get offended they will find themselves having some fun.

Of course this is also a movie that deals with some common indie problems. We have CGI bullet holes, which I hate worse than just about anything. I hate CGI in itself, but the CGI bullet holes make me cringe. Also this story is a wild and it might perhaps go a little too far out of the lines at times. Not in a moral sense, it’s just the story is pretty elaborated to start with and it does risk jumping a shark or two here and there. I’d still recommend it. It is a film I’m happy to own and I’d suggest checking it out as well as other films by this director.