Inferno

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

This is the second entry in a proposed trilogy of films from Dario Argento, whose masterful SUSPIRIA was the opening salvo. Burdened with an almost incoherent narrative, the film begins in New York and follows a young poet, Rose (Irene Miracle), who has rented a gothic apartment in Manhattan. The strange-looking building was designed by an alchemist, and...read more

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This is the second entry in a proposed trilogy of films from Dario Argento, whose masterful SUSPIRIA was the opening salvo. Burdened with an almost incoherent narrative, the film begins in New York and follows a young poet, Rose (Irene Miracle), who has rented a gothic apartment in

Manhattan. The strange-looking building was designed by an alchemist, and while researching its origins, Rose buys a book written by the architect, The Three Mothers, from an eccentric, crippled bookseller (Sacha Pitoeff). From the book, Rose learns that two similar buildings were constructed in

Rome and Germany--all three built in honor of the Mothers of Whispers, Darkness, and Tears, evil supernatural beings who rule the Earth. When Rose is brutally murdered soon after beginning her research, her brother (Leigh McCloskey), who has been studying in Rome, comes to New York to investigate

his sister's death. Loaded with additional characters and confusing subplots, INFERNO makes little narrative sense. Fortunately, Argento's visual sense is what makes his films compelling. Although not as powerful, impressive, or exciting as SUSPIRIA, INFERNO is still intriguing, effective, and

stylish enough to make the narrative unimportant. The great Mario Bava, who died in 1980, helped out with the special effects here.

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This is the second entry in a proposed trilogy of films from Dario Argento, whose masterful SUSPIRIA was the opening salvo. Burdened with an almost incoherent narrative, the film begins in New York and follows a young poet, Rose (Irene Miracle), who has re… (more)

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