Author: James Ackland
If you're a patient in an ambulance on it's way to All Saints memorial hospital.. Beware!
This is not your average hospital.
This is a hospital that may look very attractive, but under the extremely skimpy nurses uniforms is the possibility you may wake up without a limb... and you just came in to have your boil lanced!
Doug Aarnikiski's 2013 3D black comedy splatterfest is a hilarious nod to films and Tv shows like Single white female and Dexter. Throwing in every conceivable horror/medical cliché that the doctors bag allows.
Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire) plays nurse Abby Russell, nurse of the month and making DAMN SURE it stays that way. Disgusted by cheating men, Abby uses her overpowering sexuality to deal out her avenging justice with medical precision.
But once recently graduated nurse, Danni (Katrina Bowden Scary movie 5) starts working the ward it gets interesting. Hoping to find a kindred spirit, Abby does everything in her power to win Dannie over. However, once Danni suspects Abby may not be everything she makes herself out to be leads to Abby's dark side turning a whole lot darker. Jealous, obsessive and manipulative, Abby uses almost every trick imaginable to keep Danni under her power.
De la Huerta is perfectly cast as a nurse who can use her body as a venus fly trap, luring and pouting her way until the people around her have no choice but to succumb to what ever she has in mind.
Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) and Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone) show up in all too brief cameos and to be honest i really didn't even recognise Nelson. Madness!
All in all i'm going to write you a prescription for Nurse 3D, it's a short (83 mins) short sharp hot little slasher that will entertain and have you wishing you were sick. It knows what it is and is unashamed of is B grade sleaziness.
Video: The 3D on this blu-ray is fantastic. Shot and developed in 3D, it's easily the most impressive part of the film. Flying over the city, having surgical equipment poked in your eyes. It's great to see a wee horror film get the 3D right! Its colour pallet really adds to this, as even a simple choice of juxtaposing some red against the white halls of the hospital just makes the picture pop much beautifully. It's presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio and can also be watched in 2D.
Sound: A lovely sounding Dobly 5.1 & 2.0
Extras: Unfortunatly low. Some subtitles, that's all. Just the eye popping 3D.
Take two: Word around the reception desk is that we may see a sequel soon. So get ready!!