Sunday, 16 September 2012

DVD Review - The Nurse

The Nurse 
Director: Rob Malenfant
Starring: Lisa Zane, Michael Fairman, William R. Moses
Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
Run Time: 93 minutes
Rated R for Violence and Brief Language

I've never heard of The Nurse before watching it tonight, in which it has a similar feel to The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. The movie stars Lisa Zane (Billy Zane's older sister) as Laura Harriman, a nurse who wants revenge!

Her father had recently murdered her mother and brother. Then he took his own life, all because he was accused of embezzling money. Bob Martin is the man who turned him over to the police and after hearing about the deaths, he has a stroke which leaves him paralyzed.

Laura wants revenge for her family's deaths, so she kills Bob's live-in-nurse and she becomes his new nurse. Since he is paralyzed, he can't inform his wife or children about who the nurse really is. One by one, Laura plans on killing each family member while Bob watches helplessly.

The movie was released to direct-to-video (aka VHS) in the late 90s and thanks for Echo Bridge Home Entertainment for releasing it to DVD, I bought the movie in an eight movie bundle. I didn't know what to expect when I saw Lisa Zane's name in the opening credits as I never cared for her in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, but she gave a good performance as a psycho nurse. The movie is less horror and more like a made-for-TV thriller, except it has a few f-bombs in it. The Nurse isn't really scary, but I was entertained for 90 minutes!

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