Movie Review – Nurse 3D (2014)

Nurse 3D
Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Courtesy of Lionsgate
Release Date: April 8, 2014


Don’t let the seductive cover for this movie fool you: this nurse does NOT want to help you get better! Quite the contrary, in fact. NURSE 3D is a slick horror film that does not disappoint, especially when it comes to tension. And despite its simple title, there’s nothing simple about this movie.

If you are not familiar with NURSE, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Lionsgate:

Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) turns up the body heat in this wickedly entertaining story of a fatal attraction. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one. I had heard mixed things about it, which always piques my interest even more. And my buddy Hayes called it a must-see, so I knew I had to give it a shot. And I’m glad I did…this is one heck of a horror flick!

NURSE looks stunning onscreen, from the way it is shot to the graphic imagery throughout. I am very impressed with the cinematography, especially considering this is a 3D movie; many times, the film style suffers because of the 3D aspect. Not so here. This film looks amazing in almost every aspect. And there’s nothing like seeing phenomenal three-dimensional blood-sprays!

The acting in NURSE is very good. Although Paz de la Huerta has top-billing, and she does a great job, there are several other cast members worth note. One that sticks out specifically to me is Katrina Bowden who portrays Danni. I’ve enjoyed Bowden’s work since TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, and I hope to see more of her in future productions.

The special effects in NURSE are excellent, and there’s plenty of carnage to satiate the heartiest of gore-hounds. La Huera’s character Abby doles out murder and mayhem aplenty, and the body count rises along the way. I like the visceral use of blood-sprays, especially captured in 3D. This is the way horror is meant to be experienced!

NURSE is a heck of a good time, and I recommend giving it a look. It’s chocked full of crazy fun, so be ready for a thrill-ride. And be sure to watch it in 3D if you get the chance; you won’t be sorry.


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