Dan Simmon’s horror/science fiction short story, “Vanni Fucci is Alive and Well and Living in Hell” was first published in Night Visions 5, along with stories by Stephen King and George R. R. Martin.
“Hell in a Handbasket” (1988) – Star Trek
“The crew must fight off hellish hallucinations as the Enterprise transforms into a Divine Comedy.” –“Hell in a Handbasket,” Memory Alpha, December 6, 2019
Enjoy “Hell in a Handbasket” on YouTube here, courtesy of StarTrekComics.
Fiona Hall’s Divine Comedy Polaroids (1988)
“This photograph from the late 1980s is from a series of twelve Polaroid photographs relating directly to Dante’s Divine Comedy. Each work is a carefully constructed scene illustrating a particular canto. Technically the artist has made the most of the cumbersome 20 x 40 inch Polaroid camera, using it to render exquisite detail and to capture subtle colour. She cuts and moulds aluminium soft-drink cans to form menacing vegetation, human figures, creatures from beyond the grave, on the journey through Hell and Purgatory to Paradise. Hall photographs them amongst found objects set against backgrounds which she has painted.” —Art Gallery of New South Wales website
View the whole collection of photographs at the Art Galley of New South Wales site.
Tim Burton, Beetlejuice (1988)
“In the film Beetlejuice there is a scene in which the character Beetlejuice is terrorizing the house residents, and the case worker, Juno, creates a distraction: Dante’s Inferno Room.”
Contributed by Christopher Beckham (University of Texas – Austin, ’16) and Karalee Shotola (University of Texas – Austin, ’16)