The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974)


The movie The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974) is an Italian nunsploitation horror film. It is known for its provocative portrayal of sexually repressed nuns who turn to murder and demonic possession.

The movie The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974) is set in a medieval convent run by Sister Angela. Under her strict leadership, the nuns are forced to repress all of their desires and sexuality. This leads some of them to have psychotic breaks and violent outbursts.


  • Franca Gonella as Sister Peronia
  • Paola Senatore as Sister Cristina
  • Serena Grandi as Sister Agnes
  • Josephine Chaplin as Sister Angela
  • Dagmar Lassander as Mother Superior


Corrado Gaipa, who plays Father Onorio in this film, had a brief part in 1972’s The Godfather as Don Tommasino, Michael’s sponsor in the Sicily sequence.


“What surprised me is actually how reserved much of the film is and how seriously it takes itself. ” [1]

“But along with the sex and blood, The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine also spins a surprisingly good story, one that branches off in a number of different, yet equally engaging, directions” [2]

“Though the acting overall is decent, Paolo Malco (House by the Cemetery) is a boring male lead and Jenny Tamburi (The Psychic) is wasted as the passive Lucita, whose character could get into a lot more trouble than she does here if a little more attention was given to the script. ” [3]





Last updated byCody Meirick on November 5, 2023