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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Horror

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Edgar Allan Poe  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$349,618 (USA)
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Trivia

Dario Argento originally wanted the film to be a collaboration between four directors: himself, George A. Romero, John Carpenter and Wes Craven. Carpenter and Craven pulled out, so Argento and Romero decided to tackle the project as a two-part story, each directing his own segment separately. See more »

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Dr. Robert Hoffman: Try to think logically. There is a logical explanation for everything.
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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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Featured in Dario Argento: Master of Horror (1991) See more »

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Poe Lives On!
8 November 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Horror meinsters George Romero and Dario Argento each direct an hour long(or so) segment based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Romero's is first and is based on a lesser Poe story "The Strange Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar." A wealthy man is dying and hypnotized by a doctor who is aiding the rich man's beautiful wife for money and other fringe benefits. This segment is fairly well-conceived by Romero(who also wrote the script). The horror is more subtle than what you might expect and not very gory. Adrienne Barbeau, still quite a dish, does a good job as the ruthless wife and Ramy Zada does a mediocre job as her accomplice. E. G. Marshall has a bit part that he devours with gusto. The second segment by Argento naturally is the more bizarre and bloody. It is based on the oft-filmed story "The Black Cat." Argento creates a story about a photographer, played by Harvey Keitel, specializing in crime scene photos that also enjoys killing cats. Eventually his instincts lead to much higher organisms. This is also a decent piece as a whole. It has a load of famous actors: John Amos, Martin Balsam, and Kim Hunter. Argento puts a weird dream sequence that is nicely shot but has little relevance to the plot at all. This segment has a big payoff scene at the end that was very original if nothing else. Although certainly more suspenseful then Romero's piece, I liked the first one a bit more. It seemed to have greater continuity. Neither piece has any real life to it, and I think the film suffers a bit from the two story format. It is entertaining though and does provide a few honest chills.


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