The movie Two Evil Eyes (1990) is a horror anthology film directed by George A. Romero and Dario Argento, based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Each director helmed one segment.
The movie Two Evil Eyes (1990) opens with Romero’s “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.” It centers on a hypnotist keeping a man alive past death through hypnosis, creating a gruesome link between life and death. Argento’s “The Black Cat” is a gory tale of a photographer who kills and walls up his girlfriend’s cat, then is haunted by its spirit.
Both segments use extreme bloodshed and psychological twists to put a visceral spin on the classic Poe tales.
- Adrienne Barbeau as Jessica Valdemar
- Harvey Keitel as Roderick Usher
- Madeleine Potter as Emily Usher
- Bingo O’Malley as The Black Cat
- Sally Kirkland as Annabel Lee
- Originally planned as a four-story anthology.
- Tom Savini provided makeup effects.
- “The Black Cat” contains over 100 cuts.
- Rated R for gruesome horror violence and gore.