Il altro inferno (1980)

35mm film, Augustus colour
mono, Italian

An Italian horror film directed by Bruno Mattei using the pseudonym Stefan Oblowsky. The film was originally released in Italy on 22 January 1981.

Plot Summary

A priest is sent to investigate an outbreak of apparent demonic at convent. There's certainly something very dark and sinister at work there, but is it really Satan or has it something to do with the Mother Superior's dark secrets?


A film by Stefan Oblowsky [real name: Bruno Mattei]
(c) Copyright Cinemec Produzione S.r.l. MCMLXXX [1980]
Arcangelo Picchi presents a Cinemec Produzione S.r.l. film
Production Manager: Silvio Colecchia
Screenplay by: Claudio Fragasso
Story by: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Assistant Director: Maurizio Tanfani
Director of Photography: Giuseppe Bernardini
Editor: Liliana Serra
Printed by: Augustus Color
Music Publishers: Grandi Firme della Canzone e Bixio C.E.M.S.A.
[Music] Based on LP “Roller” and “Il Fantastico viaggio del bagarozzo” by: Goblin
Recording: Idea Cinematografica
Make-up: Giuseppe Ferranti

Franca Stoppi (Mother Superior)
Carlo De Mejo (Father Valerio)
Francesca Carmeno
Susan Forget
Frank Garfeeld [real name: Franco Garofalo]
Paola Montenero (Sister Assunta)
Sandy Samuel
Andrew Ray [real name: Andrea Aureli] (Father Inardo)

Alternative Titles

L'autre enfer – French title
Le couvent infernal – alternative French title
Guardian of Hell – USA video title
The Other Hell – UK/USA title
The Presence – Dutch/alternate USA video title
Terror en el convento – Spanish title



  • Book of the Dead no.4 p.21 – credits, review
  • Delirium no.3 pp.6 7 – credits, review
  • L'Écran fantastique no.24 (1982) p.74 – review
  • Rivista del cinematografo vol.55 no.5 (May 1982) p.251 – credits
  • Samhain no.55 p.38 – review
  • Sight & Sound vol.5 no.5 (May 1995) p.62 – note
  • Variety 25 December 1985 p.16 – credits, review
  • Videooze no3 (Winter 1991) pp.9 10 – review


  • Anticristo: The Bible of Nasty Nun Sinema & Culture by by Steve Fentone p.48 – credits, review
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.382
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.214 – credits
  • Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989 by Roberto Curti pp.51-55 – illustrated credits, review
  • Italian Horror 1979-1994 by Jim Harper pp.158-159 – illustrated credits, review
  • Spaghetti Nightmares: Italian Fantasy-Horrors as Seen Through the Eyes of Their Protagonists by Luca M. Palmerini and Gaetano Mistretta p.163 – credits
  • Zombie by Allan Bryce (ed) pp.14-27 – illustrated article (Morti viventi: Italian-style by Alan Jones)

Other sources

  • British Board of Film Censors Monthly List December 1981 – censorship details