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Two Evil Eyes (1990)
"Due occhi diabolici" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  25 October 1991 (USA)
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Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento.

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Bingo O'Malley ...
Ernest Valdemar (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
Jeff Howell ...
Policeman (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
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Steven Pike (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
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Madeleine Potter ...
Annabel (segment "The Black Cat")
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Det. Legrand (segment "The Black Cat")
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Eleonora ("The Black Cat")
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Mrs. Pym (segment "The Black Cat")
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Christian (segment "The Black Cat") (as Holter Ford Graham)
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Mr. Pym (segment "The Black Cat")
Chuck Aber ...
Mr. Pratt (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
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Hammer (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
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Det. Grogan (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
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Storyline

"The Facts About Mr. Valdeman." A woman's husband is on his deathbed, and a psychiatrist with whom she's having an affair hypnotizes him so they can get him to sign all his money over to his wife before he dies. The husband dies when he is still in a trance and becomes stuck between the two worlds, and seeks revenge and release. "The Black Cat." A forensic photographer resents his girlfriend bringing a stray cat home. He dispatches the little furball, only to find out he can't rid himself of it that easily. Based on stories by E. A. Poe. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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cat | black cat | undead | revenge | hypnosis | See more »

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When I Wake You...You'll Be Dead.

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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Edgar Allan Poe  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$349,618 (USA)
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Director Dario Argento originally planned a cable show based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. George A. Romero had agreed to direct the pilot hour "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar", Michele Soavi was inked for "The Masque of the Red Death (which had been Romero's original choice) and Richard Stanley was up for "The Cask of Amontillado" (Michael Gambon had been cast as Fortunato and Jonathan Pryce as Montressor). Sadly Romero struck out and only one further episode ("The Black Cat") written and directed by Argento himself was produced. The other scripts ended up on the shelf. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Valdemar: I married a rich, old man. I let him use me, for pleasure and for show. Now I'm going to let him pay me for my services.
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Before the narrative of the film starts, the Poe house in Baltimore is shown, with a plaque reading: Edgar Allan Poe 1809 1849 Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. See more »

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References Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) See more »

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Argento shows up Romero in this two in one picture.
21 February 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Two Evil Eyes (1990) was a historic collaboration between two of the best horror film makers of their day, Dario Argento and George A. Romero. What could have been an awesome event turns into a one sided affair. The end results have Dario Argento showing up his friend and fellow film maker by making a superior film that overshadows the latter's work. The two directors worked on putting two stories from macabre writer Edgar Allen Poe's proses. One film is a tired retread whilst the other is a work of true suspense and black comedy.

I don't think it was a great idea for the two to work on a film like this. Romero's film was pretty lame. The film had little to do with the story and revamping it like the way they did was a terrible idea. But Argento's tale was a superior piece that worked in several other Poe tales and the acting by Harvey Keitel pushed the short well over the top. The Argento short is canceled out by the terrible Romero one. Instead of being a sure fire classic it's just an okay film. Just watch the second tale, The first one is non-essential and you can fast forward it.

Better luck next time Mister Romero.


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