We recently told you that Salem Horror Fest would be hosting a live performance by John Waters, and the fest has announced today that Maurizio Guarini, founding member of the synth-horror group Goblin (Suspiria, Zombi 2), will be making his Salem debut performing a live score to Dante’s Inferno. Released in 1911, Dante’s Inferno was the first-ever feature length film produced in Italy. A surreal and still-shocking adaptation of the most infamous section of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the film follows Virgil leading Dante through the nine circles of Hell as a framing device for a series of spectacular scenes, striking and unusual visual effects, astounding sets, and a huge cast of extras (often naked or barely clothed).
The live performance will take place Sunday, October 13, 2019 (2:00 PM 3:00 PM) at the Peabody Essex Museum. The ten-day festival will feature premieres, parties, live music, lectures, podcasts, celebrity appearances and more in the Halloween capital of the world beginning Thursday, October 3rd through Monday, October 14th, 2019.
Hotel availability and rentals are extremely limited in Salem during the month of October, so we highly recommend that you book accommodations months in advance!