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.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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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)

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… | 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

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

September 14, 2010
Little White Lies

This film is a fascinating and frustrating phantasmagoria of the mysterious and the unexplained, a strange journey into realms beyond human understanding, where events happen without rhyme or reason, and little or no explanation is given.

Full Review… | July 4, 2008

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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