Two Evil Eyes (1990)




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Two separate tales from Edgar Allan Poe are loosely adapted in this horror drama. George Romero's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" deals with a wife's evil scheme to seize her husband's money, while Dario Argento's "The Black Cat" concerns a police photographer who turns into a murderer.
Art House & International , Cult Movies , Horror
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Adrienne Barbeau
as Jessica Valdemar
E.G. Marshall
as Steven Pike
Ramy Zada
as Dr. Hoffman
Martin Balsam
as Mr. Bee
Kim Hunter
as Mrs. Poe
Chuck Aber
as Mr. Pratt
Sally Kirkland
as Eleonora
John Amos
as Legrand
Tom Atkins
as Grogan
Mitchell Baseman
as Boy at Zoo
Julie Benz
as Betty
Barbara Byrne
as Martha
Lou Valenzi
as Editor
Peggy Saunders
as Young Policeman
J.R. Hall
as 2nd Policeman
Anthony di Leo Jr.
as Taxi Driver
Scott House
as 3rd Policeman
Holter Graham
as Christian
Jeff Mild
as Delivery Man
Ted Worsley
as Desk Editor
Jeff Howell
as Policeman
Bill Dalzell III
as Detective
Christina Romero
as Mother at Zoo
Jeff Wild
as Delivery Man
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Critic Reviews for Two Evil Eyes

All Critics (11)

The one directed by Argento is clearly better than Romero's.

Full Review… | April 20, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

I wasn't too surprised to find that I liked both parts of this film, regardless of the negative buzz.

Full Review… | March 9, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

Cool cats kill!

Full Review… | February 12, 2005

It's a tough call as to which director's episode is lamer.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

You can't go too wrong with these directors. Maybe just a little bit wrong, but it's still good.

February 2, 2003

It was a match made in hell, a dream realized for many horror fans.

Full Review… | December 22, 2001
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Two Evil Eyes


A great double feature from two of the greatest horror directors. The stories are simple yet very enjoyable. Harvey Keitel sure seemed to have a fun time killing cats and making life-size duplicates of his girlfriend. The other story was almost too perfect for Romero, zombie husbands. I felt that these two stories were a great homage to Edgar Allen Poe as well as a unique type of horror.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Plays well off of each director's strengths and weaknesses. Disturbingly brilliant.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


We have an anthology of two Edgar Allen Poe tales, directed by famous Italian horror maestros. Story #1, directed by George A. Romero, tells of an undead husband getting revenge on his wife (Adrian Barbeau). Somewhat boring. Nothing too gorey or special here. Story #2, directed by Dario Argento, is about a photographer (Harvey Kietel) killing his girlfriend's black cat, and then being haunted by the ghost of it. Gore here. There are some shock moments which I liked. Poor kitty though!

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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