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Inferno (1980)




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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.

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Critic Reviews for Inferno

All Critics (15)

even if barely anything here seems especially integral to a plot that often just meanders from one baroque set-piece to the next, that does not take away from the individual impact of the set-pieces themselves.

October 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The most oneiric of Argento frights

November 7, 2015 | Full Review…

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

August 1, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

October 30, 2012 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

second-tier stuff

October 30, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

September 14, 2010

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
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
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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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