Date: October 6 at midnight
Location: The Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Description: As part of Nightmare City: A Video Nasties Celebration, the Cinefamily presents a screening of writer-director Dario Argento’s 1980 excursion into dream-like irrational terror. INFERNO (film review) is a sequel of sorts to 1977’s SUSPIRIA; the link is that it features the second of three witches ensconced in elaborately architectural abodes around the world. In this case, the evil Mother of Darkness resides a strange apartment house in New York; when a young college student figures out the truth, she summons her brother from Italy, but when he arrives she is long gone, and his investigation into her disappearance goes nowhere fast, serving merely as a pre-text to string together some amazing set-pieces. The narrative weakness and lack of exposition actually enhance the film, creating a picture of a world in which inexplicable forces hold sway, defying any attempt to understand them.Features a great atmospheric score by Keith Emerson.
To the best of our recollection, Inferno has not screened theatrically in Los Angeles since the American Cinematheque’s Dario Argento retrospective back in 1994. So do not miss this rare and wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Halloween season with a group of horror connoisseurs in the communal setting that a cinema offers.
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