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Writers:
Edgar Allan Poe (stories)
Dario Argento (segment)
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Release Date:
25 October 1991 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
When I Wake You...You'll Be Dead.
Plot:
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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Cast

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Adrienne Barbeau ... Jessica Valdemar (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")

Ramy Zada ... Dr. Robert Hoffman (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
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")

E.G. Marshall ... Steven Pike (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")

Harvey Keitel ... Roderick Usher (segment "The Black Cat")
Madeleine Potter ... Annabel (segment "The Black Cat")

John Amos ... Det. Legrand (segment "The Black Cat")

Sally Kirkland ... Eleonora ("The Black Cat")

Kim Hunter ... Mrs. Pym (segment "The Black Cat")

Holter Graham ... Christian (segment "The Black Cat") (as Holter Ford Graham)

Martin Balsam ... Mr. Pym (segment "The Black Cat")
Chuck Aber ... Mr. Pratt (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")

Jonathan Adams ... Hammer (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")

Tom Atkins ... Det. Grogan (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
Mitchell Baseman ... Boy at Zoo (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")

Julie Benz ... Betty (segment "The Black Cat")
Barbara Bryne ... Martha (segment "The Black Cat")
Mario Caputo
Lanene Charters ... Bonnie (segment "The Black Cat")
Bill Dalzell ... Detective (as Bill Dalzell III)
Anthony Dileo Jr. ... Taxi Driver (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
Christine Forrest ... Nurse (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar") (as Cristine Forrest)
J.R. Hall ... 2nd Policeman (segment "The Black Cat")
Scott House ... 3rd Policeman (segment "The Black Cat")

James MacDonald ... Luke (segment "The Black Cat") (as James G. MacDonald)
Charles McPherson

Larry John Meyers ... Old Man (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")

Jeff Monahan
Fred Moore
Christina Romero ... Mother at Zoo (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")

Peggy McIntaggart ... Young Policewoman (segment "The Black Cat") (as Peggy Sanders)
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Lou Valenzi ... Editor (segment "The Black Cat")
Jeffrey Wild ... Delivery Man (segment "The Black Cat")
Ted Worsley ... Desk Editor (segment "The Black Cat")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jonathan Sachar ... Officer Brian (segment "The Black Cat") (uncredited)

Tom Savini ... The Monomaniac (segment "The Black Cat") (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dario Argento (segment "The Black Cat")
George A. Romero (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar") (as George Romero)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dario Argento  segment "Black Cat, The"
Franco Ferrini  segment "Black Cat, The"
Peter Koper  uncredited
Edgar Allan Poe  stories
George A. Romero  segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar"

Produced by
Claudio Argento .... executive producer
Dario Argento .... executive producer
Achille Manzotti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Reniers (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pasquale Buba (segment "The Black Cat") (as Pat Buba)
 
Production Design by
Cletus Anderson (segment "The Black Cat")
 
Set Decoration by
Diana Stoughton  (as Diana L. Stoughton)
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Everett Burrell .... special makeup effects artist (as Everett Burrel)
Terrie Godfrey .... assistant makeup artist
Will Huff .... special makeup effects artist
Jeannee Josefczyk .... hair stylist
Jeannee Josefczyk .... makeup artist
Tom Savini .... special makeup effects supervisor
John Vulich .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Carol Cuddy .... production manager
Fabrizio Diaz .... production manager: Rome (as Fabrizio Cico Diaz)
Fernando Franchi .... general manager
Andrea Tinnirello .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luigi Cozzi .... second unit director
Fred 'Fredo' Donatelli .... second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director
Maria L. Melograne .... second assistant director (as Maria Melograne)
Nicola Pecorini .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Eloise Albrecht .... set dresser
Lawrence Bailer .... assistant set designer
Charles Ballew .... scenic artist
Norman Beck .... props
Francine Byrne .... set dresser
Nora Cline .... scenic artist
Eileen Garrigan .... set painter
Marty Garrigan .... property master (as Martin Garrigan)
Thomas J. Garrigan .... property department (as Thomas Garrigan)
Frederika Gray .... first scenic artist
Howard Jones .... chief carpenter
Gary Kosko .... art department coordinator
Paula Payne .... scenic artist
Jim Schneider .... lead man
Louis P. Taylor .... construction coordinator
Mark Worthington .... art production assistant
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... adr editor: Rome
Luciano Anzellotti .... additional sound effects (as Luciano Anzelotti)
Luciano Anzellotti .... foley artist (as Luciano Anzelotti)
Massimo Anzellotti .... additional sound effects (as Massimo Anzelotti)
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist (as Massimo Anzelotti)
Felipe Borrero .... production sound mixer
Romano Checcacci .... sound re-recording mixer
Cesare D'Amico .... dialogue editor: Rome
Tommy Louie .... boom operator
Federico Savina .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo
 
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... ram effects
Kevin McTurk .... special effects makeup
Tom Savini .... special effects
 
Stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Andy Duppin .... stunts
David S. Lomax .... stunts (as David Lomax)
Phil Neilson .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts (as Mike O'Rourke)
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Tom Savini .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Abeln .... electrician
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera (as Erik Brown)
Bart Flaherty .... grip
Marcello Gabriele .... lighting director
Brian Haughin .... electrician
John Janusek .... best boy grip
Barry Kessler .... electrician
Beth Kukucka .... still photographer
Michael J. Latino .... first assistant camera (as Michael Latino)
Ed Letteri .... gaffer
Fernando Massaccesi .... gaffer
Frank McGough .... best boy electric
John S. Moyer .... second assistant camera (as John Moyer)
Nicola Pecorini .... Steadicam operator
Joseph 'Bruno' Pelle .... grip
Frank Perl .... camera operator
Fred Pope Jr. .... generator operator (as Fred Pope)
Rich Sieg .... grip
Nick Tallo .... grip (as Nick 'Bomba' Tallo)
Ted Wiegand .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Donna M. Belajac .... local casting (as Donna Belajac)
Staci A. Blagovich .... extras casting (as Staci Blagovich)
Christina Romero .... local casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathy Borland .... wardrobe supervisor
Diane Collins .... seamstress
Melinda Eshelman .... wardrobe assistant (as Mindy Eshelman)
Debra Marks .... seamstress
Nancy Palmentier .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John S. Bich .... second assistant editor
Ray Boniker .... assistant editor
Pasquale Buba .... executive editor
Lorenza Franco .... first assistant editor: Rome
 
Music Department
Sergio Marcotulli .... music mixer
Natale Massara .... conductor
Paolo Steffan .... musician: synthesizer
 
Transportation Department
Jon Bergholz .... transportation coordinator
Edward J. France .... driver
Anthony J. Yannone .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Bert Bell .... interpreter
Lisa Bradley .... production office coordinator
Kathy Carthers-Wayne .... choreographer
Greg Day .... public relations: international
Carlo Du Bois .... production accountant: Rome
Allegra Elson .... production secretary
Kenneth Gargaro .... dialogue coach
Kevin Halloran .... location consultant: PBS
Enrico Lucherini .... unit publicist: Italy (as Lucherini-Fantoli)
Aldo Mafera .... title designer
Judy Matthews .... location manager
Matthew Myers .... production assistant
Chris Peworckik-Call .... cat wrangler
Grant Rhinehart .... craft service
Andrew Sands .... production assistant
J.S. Shoe .... script supervisor
Luciano Tartaglia .... production accountant
Burton White .... dialogue coach
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Due occhi diabolici" - Italy (original title)
"The Black Cat" - International (English title) (segment title)
"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" - International (English title) (segment title)
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120 min
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It was Julie Benz's first acting role and the first feature film she starred in.See more »
Quotes:
Policeman:We found blood in the freezer down in the cellar.
Det. Grogan:Christ! Rich people... Sick stuff always turns out to be rich people.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Gruesome and grisly film based on Edgar Allan Poe tales and directed by cult favorites, 22 March 2012
Author: ma-cortes

Two horror stories based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two leading terror filmmakers . An uneven and unoriginal anthology of terror stories adapted from the works of Edgar Allan Poe . Two famous horror directors , George A. Romero and Dario Argento realize a pair of Poe tales , though poorly rendered . In the first titled ¨Valdemar¨ by Romero deals with an egoistic , adulterous wife (Adrienne Barbeau) and a greedy , ambitious medic (Zada) leaving the husband in limbo between death and life . In the second part titled ¨The black cat¨, by Dario Argento , an unscrupulous , vengeful photographer (standout Harvey Keitel as a self-obsessed cameraman) murders his mistress (Madeleine Potter)'s black feline and walling it up . This second episode results to be slightly better than the first .

Interesting though average and poorly adapted but with imaginatively staged gory killings by the masters of horror, the talented writers/directors Dario Argento and George A Romero ; resulting to be the Argento part more successful than Romero first entry . American George Romero and Italian cult director Dario Argento , masters of arty gore, bring this eerie and stylish story plagued with depraved gore murders . Exciting film with effective aesthetic that packs lots of gore , guts , chilling assassinations and twists plots . Large support cast and cameos as Edgar G Marshall , Sally Kirkland , John Amos as a detective , Tom Savini as the Monomaniac and brief acting of a newcomer , the young Julie Benz of Dexter . This is a trademark terror work for the Horrormeisters Argento-Romero with high tension quotient and equally elevated suspense by means of an ever-fluid camera that achieves colorful shots well photographed . Atmospheric cinematography by Peter Reiners and odd wide screen , though color effects will suffer on small TV set . Thrilling and frightening musical score by Pino Donaggio . It's a homage to Allan Poe and cult director Roger Corman who directed the notorious ¨Tales of terror¨ with various stories distilled by Richard Matheson , being starred by Peter Lorre , Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price appears in all three segments . ¨Two evil eyes¨ is an acceptable and passable entertainment with surprising and intriguing situations , it does have a few good moments .

This scary motion picture is professionally directed by Dario Argento and George A Romero , though uninspired and with no too much originality . George A Romero directed the successful ¨The night of the living dead¨ and three equally celebrated sequels, ¨Dawn of the dead (78)¨ where the zombies attack a shopping mall ,¨Day of the dead dead (85)¨ about flesh-eating zombies taking over the world and scientific experimenting on zombies and ¨Land of dead(2005)¨ with high budget played by Simon Baker , Asia Argento and Dennis Hooper . While Dario Argento is one of those film-makers who set off simple for frightening us to death . His period of biggest hits were the 70s when he directed the animals trilogy : ¨Four flies over gray velvet¨, ¨The cat of nine tails¨, ¨Bird with the crystal plumage¨, after he directed some masterpieces as ¨Suspiria¨, ¨Inferno¨ , ¨Tenebre¨ and of course ¨Deep red¨ , one of the best ¨Giallo . In 1995 Argento made a comeback to the horror genre with ¨La Sindrome Di Stendhal (1996)¨ and then by another version of ¨The phantom of the Opera¨ (1998) both of which starred by his daughter Asia Argento . Most recently, Argento directed a number of 'giallo' mystery thrillers which include Insomnio (2001), ¨Il Cartaio (2004)¨, and ¨Ti Piace Hitchcock?¨ (2005), as well as two creepy , supernatural-themed episodes of the USA TV cable anthology series "Masters of Horror". Furthermore , to his Gothic and violent style of storytelling , ¨La Terza Madre (2007)¨ has a lot of references to the previous two movies as 'Suspiria and Inferno' which is a must for fans of the trilogy . And finally directed this so-so film called ¨Giallo¨ . This bloody fun plenty of graphic gore and weirdness may not be for all tastes but to be liked for Argento and Romero connoisseurs especially .

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