Dario Argento's sequel to Suspiria, his first and to date only American hit, is an even more incoherent nightmare fantasy. Laden with symbolic imagery and fantastic explosions of death shot in candy-colored hues, it's a bloody feast for the eyes. Mark (Leigh McCloskey), an American music student in Rome, rushes home to New York after a frantic phone call from his sister only to find an empty apartment and obscure clues about a supernatural presence in her spooky building. It all has something to do with the mysterious Mater Tenebrarum, one of the "Three Mothers" of Argento's murky mythology, and the fun house of an apartment house she inhabits, complete with a fully furnished underwater ballroom, miles of secret tunnels flooded in red and blue light, and hidden passageways under the floorboards. Meanwhile, there's a killer running around stabbing beautiful women for who knows what reason, a crippled bookseller attacked by rats, and a homicidal hot-dog vendor in Central Park. Why? It's best not to ponder such mysteries--Argento obviously isn't as concerned with making sense of his meticulously staged murders as he is with lighting them with just the right hue. Dramatically it's inert, a parade of quirky but faceless victims dispatched with elaborate care, but it's beautifully designed and executed, a spectacle of elaborate set pieces and magnificent decor orchestrated with a complete disdain for narrative logic. --Sean Axmaker
A visually stunning sequel to 'Suspiria'. The only connection it has to the original is the legend of 'the three mothers' notion; besides that, it's not a continuation sequel where... Read morePublished on June 14 2013 by James Murray
Ce film est déconcertant et très vieux. Il est impossible d'entrer dans l'histoire tant c'est mauvais et long. À oublier.Published on Nov. 20 2011 by Jean-francois Girard
I stumbled upon the twisted and surreal world of Dario Argento completely by accident. I am a horror movie affecionado and when I got my DVD player (soon upgrading to Blu-Ray) I... Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2003 by E. Valero
Dario Argento's INFERNO, the sequel to the great SUSPIRIA, is the director's most difficult film; it was hard for him to pull this one off and it took a lot of time. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2003 by Daniel Kepley
Argento's back in the house. This time it's a semi-sequel to Suspiria. Argento's trademarks are all back in full swing: Fantastically orchestrated murder scenes, cool music, red... Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2003 by Stanley Runk
Good stylish Argento movie dating back to 1980. Yet something wrong. Maybe the plot, too close to that of 1976 Suspiria, of which Inferno is probably an ideal sequel, but not as... Read morePublished on May 13 2003 by Wildenbruck
Bad, inconsistent dubbing. Worse dialogue. Tepid characterisation. Head scratching (I mean you). All of this and more..... Read morePublished on April 3 2003 by "noilie"
Dario Argento is the godfather of Italian horror! Inferno is, in my opinion, one of his finest movies. If you're in it for the gore, buy Deep Red instead. Read morePublished on April 3 2003 by "silene138"