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Inferno (1980)




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Movie Info

An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Dario Argento
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2000
Anchor Bay Entertainment


Veronica Lazar
as The Nurse
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
as Varelli the Architec...
Leopoldo Mastelloni
as John the Butler
Anja Pieroni
as Musical Student
Ania Pieroni
as Mater Lachrymarum
Paolo Paoloni
as Music Teacher
Fulvio Mingozzi
as Taxi Driver
Luigi Lodoli
as Bookbinder
Rodolfo Lodi
as Old Man
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Critic Reviews for Inferno

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The most oneiric of Argento frights

Full Review… | November 7, 2015

The narrative is incoherent, but the film's visual richness sustains it.

Full Review… | August 1, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Just because it's not A-list Argento, that does not mean it cannot be an effective surrealist horror film.

Full Review… | October 30, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

second-tier stuff

Full Review… | October 30, 2011
Film Freak Central

the ending, while certainly fulfilling the title's promise, disappoints with its cheap parlour tricks and cheesy Halloween costumery.

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Inferno


It's all in the details. Argento exaggerates the nuances nearly, but not quite, to the point of distraction. His exorbitant use of red and blue lighting gives Inferno its other-worldly, nightmarish appeal which seems to make the horror more visceral and effective.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


The sequel to 'suspiria' is somewhat dissapointing, not only because it gives all the importance to style than plot (a constant in italian cinema) but because the plot doesn't make any sense, the so called characters could have been played by puppets, they're flat entities, figures used as excuse for later mutilation, in common or unimaginative ways. Only in a few aspects one can appreciate the talent behind Argento, his visual storytelling (relying more in pictures than dialogues), the kaleydoscopic cinematography; and the weird, nightmarish atmosphere.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

Another good mystery from Argento. I want to watch it again, though, I wasn't giving it my full attention. But I did like the movie, it has Argento's style and a good amount of blood and gore.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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