Two Evil Eyes (1990)

Two Evil Eyes (1990, USA/ITA) C-120m. ** D: George A. Romero, Dario Argento. Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Ramy Zada, Bingo O'Malley, Harve Keitel, Madeleine Potter, John Amos, Sally Kirkland, Kim Hunter, Martin Balsam. Two of the most important horror film directors collaborated in this two-part chiller, whose stories were based on Edgar Allan Poe stories. Romero's episode ('The Fact in the Case of Mr. Valdemar') is about a woman who intends to keep her dying husband alive until his money is hers. To her horror, he stays 'alive' even after his death. Argento remakes the classic 'The Black Cat', casting Keitel as a crime photographer, who becomes obsessed with the title creature and is finally driven to murder. Both adaptation are unfortunately overlong and lack punch, only Argento manages to thrill - intermittently. For the directors' followers. Italian title: DUE OCCHI DIABOLICI.


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