Film #80: SCHOOL OF THE HOLY BEAST
School of the Holy Beast
2.5 out of 5 stars
An interesting “nunsploitation” film that holds true to the conventions of the genre - blasphemy, lesbianism, torture, etc. Made in 1974 and directed by “pinku” director, Norifumi Suzuki (GIRL BOSS GUERILLA, TERRIFYING… HIGH SCHOOL), the film is competently made and acted, but fails to bring much new to the table. I'll admit it... Nunsploitation is a genre where my knowledge-base is a little weak, so I decided to bone up (no pun intended) on it be watching a few. Sadly, with this genre… a little is a lot and once you see half a dozen or so, you’ve pretty much seen them all. If nuns humping and peeing on crosses does it for you (and when doesn’t it?), then SCHOOL - and the entire nunsploitation genre - is for you. If you’re looking for something more… look someplace else. SCHOOL is definitely one of the better entries in the subgenre, but… once you get past the horny nuns, there’s really not much to that. Fun, but flawed.