Nurse 3D Movie Review
In Nurse (also known as Nurse 3D), a psychotic nurse becomes obsessed with a colleague (Katrina Bowden... can you really blame her?) and eventually goes on a bloody rampage, killing everyone who gets in her way.
A Lionsgate release that effectively went straight to DVD, Nurse is essentially what you'd expect: a mildly entertaining horror thriller that goes for shock value rather than presenting anything of real quality. Despite a decent cast, the acting isn't particularly good, though the weak screenplay may be the real culprit in that regard (the voice-over narration is especially awful).
Of course, if you're watching a movie about a psychotic nurse, you don't really worry about things like acting or screenplay.
As is, Nurse is decent enough. Paz de la Huerta seems to have had fun playing the psychotic Abby Russell; while she won't go down in the annals of history as one of the more memorable horror villains, Abby's willingness to do just about anything to get her way lends to some interesting situations. The movie also has a decent dose of sex, nudity and gore.
And lots of scenes with Katrina Bowden wearing skimpy nurse outfits. Or less.
If anything, Nurse could have been crazier. Though Abby is completely off her rocker, director and co-writer Douglas Aarniokoski could have amped up the tension significantly with a few tweaks to the story. While there is plenty of death and carnage, especially in the climax, the movie isn't very suspenseful.
SPOILER: Unless I missed it, Aarniokoski never explains what happened to Bowden's character. Very weird.
Nurse has the gore, sex and nudity to appeal to the target demographic, but the movie lacks real excitement and thrills.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.