Inferno

Inferno ★★★★

I had a hell of a time trying to watch this movie with my campus dorm’s WiFi going in and out every 5 minutes but I got through it and it was definitely worth all the trouble. This is my second Argento film and if for nothing else, it convinced me that I definitely need to check out more of his work because I loved the style of this movie and Suspiria so much. The production design, lighting, colors, and cinematography are all great. 

It’s hard to come up with original thoughts about this film that aren’t just repetitions of what I said in my Suspiria review because the two are so stylistically similar but I will say, everything I loved about Suspiria is in this movie as well but slightly worse. And I’m not saying this film is bad because I liked it a lot but I just didn’t love it as much as Suspiria. The score isn’t as interesting to me as Goblin’s soundtrack, I don’t like the lead performances here as much, and I thought Suspiria was much more interesting visually. In terms of plot, I think this one was slightly more interesting at first but by the end of the film I felt the same way as I did about Suspiria’s story. 

There are some stunning sequences and good kills, lots of cats, and some really pretty shots. Check out this one and Suspiria sometime if you haven’t seen either of them and you’re into older horror flicks. As I said in my other review, I honestly prefer Luca Guadagnino’s remake a little more than Suspiria so I would be really interested to see a newer take on this film as well but for now, Inferno is a solid thematic sequel to one of the most visually interesting classic horror films I’ve seen.

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