Huerta, on the other hand, seems universally hated by moviegoers. I don't know why. I think she's perfect for Nurse and what it's trying to be. To be clear, it's not trying to be much, but that's part of the charm. I came this close to seeing this one in the theater, and had I gone I wouldn't have felt cheated. America just doesn't make movies like this anymore. It's a wonder it actually made it into theaters.
I happen to love deadly women movies. In the first scene, Huerta is shown scouring a nightclub for unfaithful husbands. She finds one, seduces him, and leads him to the rooftop of a tall building. There she gives him a handjob before nicking his femoral artery with a scalpel. While he's bleeding out, she gives a decent little killer speech and shoves him over the edge. Several stories below he's impaled on an iron fence. Like most of the kills in the movie, there's a strange mixture of practical effects and CGI, as if they originally planned to do it the right way, then decided to amp up the blood in post. It's a cheat, but it's a damned sight better than the entirely CGI stuff in Midnight Meat Train.
There's a scene near the end which is unexpectedly disturbing. It's undercut by a Silence of the Lambs rip-off, but what Huerta does when cornered in a room full of bedridden patients is one of the most visceral things I've ever seen and, thankfully, the filmmakers don't ruin that part with CGI. In fact, had they used no CGI at all, I probably could have given this one a four on the gore rating.