Oooooohhhh!!! More Indonesian horror DVD’s have snuck into my mailbox…. the last load I ordered before my Debit card got all screwy…… (but that’s another horror tale all it’s own….)
Anyways…. I managed to find an english friendly copy of the latest “crawling nurse/ ghost” thingee, “Suster N: Dendam Suster Ngesot”. Is it a creepy cousin of the other film I reviewed, “Suster Ngesot”? Is it a cheap rip off? Let’s find out……
Directed and written by Viva Westi, “Suster N: Dendam Suster Ngesot” stars Atiqah Hasiholan, Wulan Guritno, Bob Seven, Dominique Sanda, Ardina Rasti, Ratna Riantiarno, Titi Qadarsih, and Jajang C. Noer.
The synopsis I could find reads:“Newlyweds Sarah (Hasiholan) and Joe (Seven) wanted to reopen Villa Rose, Sarah’s inherited nursing home from a Dutch raised grandmother so they move back to Indonesia from Holland. Her gimmick to maintain the Dutch atmosphere in the Nursing Home has attracted some senior citizens, a beautiful young nurse, Wulan (Guritno), and also her mysterious own sister-in-law (Rasti), to come along.
Death is a common thing in the nursing home but Sarah believed something went wrong in Villa Rose, she had a vision of a crawling ghost in a nurse uniform. Unfortunately nobody took her seriously, even she was accused of getting insane. Sarah was all alone to solve the mystery, before it was too late, and put a danger on her life for the house is haunted by a spirit of death nurse called Suster N.”
Sounds good so far…. Let’s see, Creepy old deserted house… check. Mysteriously convenient employees that just sorta show up to be hired…. check. Possibility that our heroine is going slowly insane…. check. Lots, and lots of murders blamed on our heroine to make matters worse… check. Sexy mystery nurse with hots for our heroine’s hubby…. check. Requisite old lady with “second sight” and the ability to “see dead people”…. check.
Wow…. looks like it’s all here. But……
I’m sad to say that this one is a pale cousin to the other film. The story isn’t really anything special….. and it takes like forever to get going. The ending….. well, lets just say, that after a biiiigggg build-up, there isn’t really any satisfactory way to wrap things up. They just sorta have a convenient “OK…Here’s the explaimation… and here’s whatcha gotta do to fix stuff” kinda tacked on solution.
Sigh….. I wish this one had been better. The whole “crawling nurse” thing is just soooo different….. I wanted to like this a lot, but found myself disappointed. And I never did figure out the “Burning nurse” picture on the cover…. that actually never occurs at all in the film…. (Neko-chan scratches her lil’ noggin in confusion….)
Still, the disc is well produced…. with good, accurate english subtitling. That gets at least 1 “Meow” outta this girl….. There are no real extras, but there is a couple of making of features….. in Indonesian only, and some trailers.
So I guess I’m gonna give this one a simple 3 “Meows” out of 5 for trying…. but just not succeeding.
Anyway…… thanks to Youtube, I can leave you with a trailer……