Best: Sister Death
A follow-up to the successful 2017 horror movie Veronica, Paco Plaza returns with a prequel movie that gets into the origins of “Sister Death,” the nun from Veronica that fans will remember assisted the teenager when she was navigating the perils of demonic possession.
Because the older nun is blind, the students started calling her Sister Death. But in the 2023 movie, which is also directed by Plaza and written by him and Jorge Guerricaechevarría, we get to meet Sister Death when she was a young novice hired to work at a girls school in post-war Spain.
Set in the 1940s, we follow Narcisa (Aria Bedmar) as she begins her new job at the school and slowly realizes that the school is hiding some truly sinister secrets. Sister Death isn’t quite as scary as the 2017 movie, but it’s still one of the better movies released by Netflix this past year.
And Netflix didn’t have many new horror movies either, so it was nice to see something genuinely good come out in time for Halloween. Sister Death is more of a slow-burning dark psychodrama than a traditional scary movie, but it does feature some scares and truly disturbing imagery which should appeal to genre fans.
Written by Maddy Lennon