2007, dir. Dario Argento
with Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno and Adam James.
102 min, 35mm
This final and belated installment in the “Three Mothers” trilogy is the confrontation with the third “Mother” witch, Mater Lachrymarum, the Mother of Tears. Asia Argento stars as a conservator at the Museum of Ancient Art in Rome, who stumbles upon an urn containing the remains of Mater Lachrymarum. When Sarah unwittingly unleashes the witch, Rome becomes crazed with riots, murders, and what appears to be the end of days. Guided by her dead mother, played by Asia’s real life mother Dario Nicolodi, Sarah must escape the clutches of the witch’s coven and discover how to save the world from her evil clutches. Claudio Simonetti, formerly of Goblin, does the score.