|Disturbing Catholic shocker worth its weight in rosaries.
Pretty little Karen (Shields) is brutally strangled at holy communion, her lifeless body then stuffed in a pew bench and set aflame. Soon, a knife wielding maniac seems to be targeting various locals in the community. Could the killer be Karen's troubled, possibly psychopathic sister Alice (Sheppard)?
Excellent religious slasher benefits most from a solid storyline and good performances (Sheppard is outstanding as the offbeat Alice); the rainslicker/mask device works beautifully while the revelation of the murderer is a most delightful coup.
Best scene: the banging teeth shoe sequence...ouch. Also known as Communion.
Horror fans who covet such church splatter (you sickos) would also do well by director Pete Walker's excellent The Confessional (1975).