Title card.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Title card.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Mater Tenebrarum's house (Domus Matri Tenebrari) in New York City.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Mater Tenebrarum's house (Domus Matri Tenebrari) in New York City.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Number 49.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Number 49.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

The secrets of Tenebrarum’s house lie in the flooded ballroom beneath the building.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

The secrets of Tenebrarum’s house lie in the flooded ballroom beneath the building.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

As in Suspiria, the architecture and decor are highly stylized and colorful. The apartment building in New York has a sort of operatic Art Nouveau design.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

As in Suspiria, the architecture and decor are highly stylized and colorful. The apartment building in New York has a sort of operatic Art Nouveau design.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Spooky lady and her cat.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Spooky lady and her cat.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Rain (animated gif)
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Rain (animated gif)

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Gee, I wonder where the scary books are…
As with Suspiria, Argento uses colored lighting to cue moods and styles throughout the film.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Gee, I wonder where the scary books are…

As with Suspiria, Argento uses colored lighting to cue moods and styles throughout the film.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.


Walking through the library (animated gif)
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Walking through the library (animated gif)

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Paper dolls.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Paper dolls.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Does everyone in Rome look ominous? Or is it just the lighting?

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Does everyone in Rome look ominous? Or is it just the lighting?

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

I just thought this shot had an interesting composition.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

I just thought this shot had an interesting composition.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

I mean, just look at it! This is colorful horror, unique in style. As much as I love darkness, these colors add a whole new nuance.
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario  Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria  Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

I mean, just look at it! This is colorful horror, unique in style. As much as I love darkness, these colors add a whole new nuance.

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.


Even the lightning is colorful. (animated gif)
Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.

Even the lightning is colorful. (animated gif)

Inferno (1980) written and directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli.

Inferno is the second of the trilogy Argento refers to as “The Three Mothers”, preceded by Suspiria (1977) and followed by The Mother of Tears (2007). Inferno features the second “mother,” Mater Tenebrarum, Mother of Darkness.