Netflix’s ‘Sister Death‘ is a prequel to the 2017 horror film ‘Verónica,’ and it takes us back to the haunting corridors of a 1940s convent school. While the film has received applause for its atmosphere, there are narrative gaps that sharp-eyed viewers have spotted. Here are five plot holes that might have escaped your notice.
1. Ghost’s Questionable Killing Method
Sister Socorro’s ghost looms large over ‘Sister Death,’ but her method of seeking revenge raises questions. Despite the nuns’ efforts to help her conceal her rape and raise her child within the convent’s walls, Socorro’s ghost seems to misdirect her wrath. Instead of haunting the rapers, she targets an innocent child and the very nuns who assisted her. This choice contradicts what one might expect from a vengeful spirit.
2. Sister Socorro’s Way of Selective Killing
Curiously, it seems the ghost has an inconsistent ability to inflict harm. The life of Rosa, an innocent girl who had nothing to do with the events, is taken without need for external aid, while the ghost requires Sister Narcisa’s intervention to act against others. Besides, the haunting employs a game of ‘hangman’ to foreshadow the events, which doesn’t seem plausible concerning the backstory.
3. The Eclipse’s Mysterious Effects On Eyes
In ‘Sister Death,’ an eclipse seems to cause inexplicable physical trauma. The film depicts Narcissa’s eyes bleeding from merely observing this celestial event, and the area surrounding her eyes turns sore. This is an effect that lacks scientific grounding and remains medically unexplained within the story’s context. Speaking of medically unexplained things, the nuns’ way of bathing the feverish child in the bathtub instead of taking her to a doctor is also questionable.
4. Why Did Rosa Die?
The reasons behind the tragic death of the young Rosa remain murky. If her death is the ghost’s doing, the motive is never clarified. After all, she wasn’t personally involved in anything that caused Socorro’s spirit to seek revenge — what she did was just play a game of hangman.
5. Socorro’s Suicide
Lastly, we confront Sister Socorro’s suicide. Her self-inflicted death is not plausible and physically possible. Considering her inability to see what happened to her child, the weird coincidence of finding a rope in her room and her managing to fashion a noose and successfully hang herself by reaching higher than the chair allows does not seem probable.