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.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
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Studio:
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Cast

Sacha Pitoëff
as Kazanian
Veronica Lazar
as The Nurse
Alida Valli
as Carol
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
as Varelli the Architect
Leopoldo Mastelloni
as John the Butler
Ania Pieroni
as Mater Lachrymarum
Anja Pieroni
as Musical Student
Paolo Paoloni
as Music Teacher
Fulvio Mingozzi
as Taxi Driver
Luigi Lodoli
as Bookbinder
Rodolfo Lodi
as Old Man
Ryan Hilliard
as Shadow
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Critic Reviews for Inferno

All Critics (14)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The most oneiric of Argento frights

Full Review… | November 7, 2015
CinePassion

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

Full Review… | July 31, 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

A film whose only logic is that of the nightmare.

Full Review… | September 16, 2010
SFX Magazine

Audience Reviews for Inferno

½

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

½

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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