Here at AJAX Books we have a particular fondness for Nunsploitation. We like the books (Obviously! We published the best one we ever read here.) but we also love the films.
Nunsploitation films often slip into Grindhouse and Horror genres fairly easily, but we think there is a difference between the horror Nun and the sexploitation Nun.
At the moment, we are enjoying several Nunsploitation films. Here are our top three at this point.
The blurbs and links are courtesy of IMDB.
Behind Convent Walls
A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these unfortunate women that are applied to others. In doing so, they uncover a snake pit of sexual couplings, both lesbian and heterosexual, as well as many tools for masturbation. At the same time, a particularly disturbed inmate manages to poison herself and many of the other novitiates in yet another scandal which is covered up by church authorities.
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun
Maria is forced into Serra D’Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the horned Devil, and told that it’s all a bad dream. She writes a letter to God, and a Knight rescues her, only to fall into the hands of the Inquisition, put on the rack, and condemned to death like Joan of Arc.
Story of Maria, a girl in Inquisition-era Portugal, whom a priest sees cavorting with a boy. He orders her to become a nun as penance. In the convent, Maria gets subjected to all sorts of torture and humiliation at the hands of the priest and the mother superior. The movie is part of a genre known as “nunsploitation”.
A young nun is tempted by visions of forbidden sexual fantasies to cross over to Satan.