Foreign horror films are becoming quite popular. I’ve seen several with the strange overdubbing instead of subtitles. I prefer subtitles, though I catch myself not reading the words. On the 24th day of 30 Days of Terror, I chose one that a follower recommended, Inferno.
Inferno (1980) is the second in the Three Mothers trilogy, conceived by Dario Argento. Now I need to find The Mother of Tears (2007). Seeing Inferno before Suspiria didn’t cause me to experience confusion. I even posted the review for Suspiria before this. This trilogy reminds of John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy. Or even The Gates of Hell Trilogy with the movies not having a solid connection. I guess I could be missing the connection.
This film is suspense-filled with great sets and gore, having elements that reminded me of House of Usher (1960). What I mean is that the sets were like whatever was lying around. It looks like they worked around whatever was lying about. The story is solid, giving information about the Three Mothers without being too laborious like DaVinci Code.
Unexpected twists and turns pave the way for this exciting thrill ride. I give Inferno 4.5 out of 5 Stars.