cast & crew
Prey to the Nun (01/04/2008)
released: Jan 04, 2008
description: As the congregation files out on Sunday morning, Father Roberts congratulates the new priest, Father Ron Galvin, on a wonderful first day at the church. Father Ron looks forwards to settling down and making a sort of home for himself for the next year, as he has been a traveling priest up until now. Unbeknownst to the men, three nuns leer from a peephole. The three put on an appearance of chastity when Sister Marie Kaplan enters with orders for dinner. Sister Marie Kaplan then continues on to greet the new priest.
Meanwhile, three cars roll recklessly up to a bar. The drivers make quick work of beating the patrons and destroying some property. They ask where they can find the closest church, and as soon as their victim gives them direction, they set fire to him. The Ravens exit the bar, gleefully giving their gang cry.
The nuns continue to leer through their various peepholes as Father Ron removes his robes to reveal a huge raven tattoo on his back. His sponge bathing is interrupted by a mysterious phone call informing him once a Raven, always a Raven. He hangs up to find the garden below his room burning in the pattern of a raven.
The next morning, Father Roberts surveys the scene and says the church will still go on to have their ham and beans dinner that evening in spite of the devastation. Sister Marie Kaplan corners the new priest and tells him that if he ever needs to talk, she can be more understanding than he might believe. And the Ravens lurk in the bushes, watching Father Ron. They stumble across Giacomo, the kitchen boy, who Sister Marie Kaplan has asked to watch Father Ron. The Ravens ruthlessly kill Giacomo and drag him his body off.
That night at the ham and beans dinner, things are carrying on unremarkably until Father Ron notices the confessional is occupied. He sits in the priest's half of the booth. The small window opens to reveal Jack McTaggert and his fellow Ravens in the other half. They pull Father Ron through to their side.
At the head table, Father Roberts notes the absence of Father Ron and Giacomo. Sister Mary Louise leaves to investigate, and finds the fight in the confessional booth. She is pulled into the fray, and McTaggert informs the father and nun that all of them are leaving. The Ravens march them out and put the two in their trunk, and Sister Marie Kaplan catches sight of this. She goes up to her cell and takes out a trunk of her own -- full of FBI tools and weapons. She sets off after the Ravens on her motorcycle.
The Ravens pull up to Makeout Point, where they prepare to rechristen Father Ron a Raven in the blood of Sister Mary Louise. They are suddenly blinded by smoke from Sister Marie Kaplan's donuts around them. She hops off her motorcycle into the center of the Ravens and holds Jack McTaggert at gunpoint. McTaggert maintains that Father Ron has a choice to make, and any choice other than returning to the Ravens will end in blood. Sister Marie Kaplan agrees that Father Ron has a choice to make and lets him go, before pulling her gun on McTaggert again. A standoff ensues with all parties involved, until finally, Sister Marie Kaplan shoots McTaggert. The other two Ravens mourn the loss of the leader they idolized. Sister Marie Kaplan tells them there are other, more worthy saviors.
The ham and beans dinner is still going on when the church doors swing open. Bones McGee and Clive Broadstroke enter, now quickly reformed and in church garb. Father Ron and Sister Mary Louise follow, and Sister Marie Kaplan enters, content that she has done the Lord's work. As the dinner continues, the statue of Christ watches over them, with a small tribute to Giacomo at his feet.
cast & crew:
the Ravens (McTaggert/McGee/Broadstroke)