Bruno Mattei, Italy, 1981, Severin Films, Horror

Italian sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei -- using the alias “Stefan Oblowsky” -- stunned audiences At the peak of his ‘80s excess with THE OTHER HELL: simultaneously a raging EXORCIST rip-off and a nunsploitation shocker about a series of brutal murders in a depraved convent. While his cinematic legacy remains controversial, Mattei here delivers a surprisingly stylized (yet undeniably blasphemous) orgy of stabbings, stigmata, Satanism, sexual violence and graphic savagery that ranks among his very best.

Written by the notorious Claudio Fragasso (TROLL 2) and featuring a “borrowed” score from Goblin!

“The film’s pre-titles sequence -- wherein a deranged nun, apparently having just carried out a gory abortion in an alchemist’s lab, rants about the genitals being ‘the door to evil’ before stabbing one of her sisters-in-Christ to death, apparently at the psychic behest of a statue with red, throbbing eyes -- is one of the more studied, subdued and subtle moments in this film.” (House of Freudstein)

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  • 88 mins
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP
  • 35mm