Nurse Sherri – USA, 1978 – reviews


‘Meet Sherri – for an evening of pleasure and terror’

is a 1978 American supernatural horror film, with possession, nurseploitation and blaxploitation themes, directed by trash movie auteur Al Adamson (Brain of Blood; Horror of the Blood Monsters); Dracula vs. Frankenstein) from his own story.

The screenplay was by Michael Bockman and Greg Tittinger (both of whom were also editors) and it was produced by regular Adamson collaborator Sam Sherman (as ‘Mark Sherwood’) for his own Independent-International company.

In classic exploitation movie manner, the film has been released under a plethora of alternate titles, including The Possession of Nurse Sherri, Beyond the Living, Black Voodoo, Hands of Death, Hospital of Terror and Killer’s Curse.

On June 27, 2017, Vinegar Syndrome is unleashing Nurse Sherri on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, freshly restored in 2K from the original 35mm negative and featuring all new interviews with cast members and iconic producer Sam Sherman.

• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original negative
• Commentary track with Producer Sam Sherman
• “Nurses’ Confessions” – featurette with co-stars Jill Jacobson and Marliyn Joi
• Alternate feature length ‘exploitation’ version (dvd only)
• “Then and Now” – locations featurette
• Promotional still gallery
• Original trailers
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH Subtitles

The movie stars Geoffrey Land, Jill Jacobson (as Sherri), Marilyn Joi, Mary Kay Pass, Prentiss Moulden, Bill Roy, Erwin Fuller, J.C. Wells and Clay Foster.


A nurse is possessed by an evil spirit, and proceeds to kill off the hospital’s patients…



“The performances was not as bad; it’s mostly the production values, which left a lot to be desired, such as the startlingly bad visual effects which accompany the actual possession, which looked more as if the print had been badly damaged in transit. The script also shows us far more of a lot of things than serves any actual purpose: for instance, the cult leader’s ambulance ride.” Trash City

“Make no mistake, Nurse Sherri is a bad movie. Really bad, in fact. So bad that if you’re a fan of no-budget schlock-fests with an extra helping of cheese, you may find a lot to like here. Adamson has created a film that is full of plot holes, laughable dialogue, awful padding, and horrible acting. And yet, all that does not mean Nurse Sherri is dead on arrival.” Scott W. Davis, Horror Express


“Basically, Nurse Sherri is an awkward variation of the film Carrie and the nurse sexploitation sub genre … The final result is probably the most coherent of all of Sherman’s collaborations with the late director. It’s also one of the more compelling pieces of low budget schlock released at the time.” Bradley Harding, Monsters at Play


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“Even though we, the audience, have known what is going on for most of the movie, it takes the other characters 45 mins to start getting a clue. Luckily, the movie starts strong and shows quite a bit of potential for having a good story. Unfortunately, it’s not to be as the next 40 minutes of the movie are nothing more than padding.” Horror and Sons




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