First trailer for “Sister Death”, the new Paco Plaza movie opening Sitges2013 and on Netflix next month

First trailer for "Sister Death", the new Paco Plaza movie opening Sitges2013 and on Netflix next month
Almudena Amor in Sister Death aka Hermana Muerte (2023). Photo by DanielEscale - © DanielEscale

Paco Plaza is one of the habituals of the Sitges Film Festival. Most of his movies, like Verónica (2017) and The Grandmother (2021) have been part of the line-up of the festival and he has achieved multiple awards with Second Name (2002), REC (2007), and [Rec]² (2009). In 2020 he received from the festival the Career Méliès Award. It is not a big surprise that they have chosen his latest work Sister Death (2023), also known as Hermana Muerte in the original Spanish language, as the opening film for this year’s festival edition.

The movie is set in post-war Spain, and centers on Narcisa, a young novice with supernatural powers, who arrives at a former convent, now a school for girls, to become a teacher. As the days go by, the strange events and increasingly disturbing situations that torment her will eventually lead her to unravel the terrible skein of secrets that surround the convent and haunt its inhabitants.

Jorge Guerricaechevarría, the habitual collaborator of Álex de la Iglesia who has written the movies Mutant Action (1993) (aka Acción mutante), The Day of the Beast (1995) (aka El día de la bestia), Perdita Durango (1997), Common Wealth (2000) (aka La comunidad), Eight Hundred Bullets (2002) (aka 800 balas), Ferpect Crime (2004) (aka Crimen Ferpecto), The Baby’s Room (2006) (aka Películas para no dormir: La habitación del niño), The Oxford Murders (2008), Witching and Bitching (2013) (aka Las brujas de Zugarramurdi), My Big Night (2015) (aka Mi gran noche), The Bar (2017), Perfect Strangers (2017) (aka Perfectos desconocidos), and Veneciafrenia (2021), is also responsible for the screenplays of The Kovak Box (2006), Cell 211 (2009), To Steal from a Thief (2016), Code Name Emperor (2022), and alrady collaborated with Paco Plaza in Eye for an Eye (2019), is the writer of Sister Death (2023).

Aria Bedmar, Almudena Amor, Maru Valdivielso, Luisa Merelas, Chelo Vivares, Consuelo Trujillo, and Pablo Guisa Koestinger form the main cast of the film.

Produced by El Estudio in collaboration with Netflix, the movie is having its world premiere at the Sitges Film Festival on October 5, 2023, before it opens for the streaming platform on October 27, 2023.

Watch the official trailer for Sister Death (2023).