Inferno (1980)

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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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

The most oneiric of Argento frights

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

second-tier stuff

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Visually striking, utterly incoherent, largely enjoyable.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

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

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

[Argento's] stories are not supposed to make sense, but we can at least ask them to be watchable.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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Steve Biodrowski

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.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

More so than any other Argento film, this one is for the fans.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
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… More
Drew Smith
A totally acceptable slice of surreal Argento horror, but it's obviously inferior to Suspiria on just about every level possible. The use of reds and blues… More
Pierluigi Puccini
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… More
Cassandra Maples
Inferno is Dario Argento's follow up to Suspiria. It's a loose sequel that epitomises both the strengths and weaknesses of its director. It's… More
Aj V
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… More
Lee ?
Argento's follow-up to the classic Suspiria. Quite creepy, atmospheric, stylish with the occassional moment of violence. A lot of times you'll be… More