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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.

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Adrienne Barbeau
as Jessica Valdemar
E.G. Marshall
as Steven Pike
Ramy Zada
as Dr. Hoffman
Kim Hunter
as Mrs. Poe
Chuck Aber
as Mr. Pratt
Tom Atkins
as Grogan
John Amos
as Legrand
Mitchell Baseman
as Boy at Zoo
Peggy Saunders
as Young Policeman
Anthony di Leo Jr.
as Taxi Driver
J.R. Hall
as 2nd Policeman
Holter Graham
as Christian
Scott House
as 3rd Policeman
Jeff Mild
as Delivery Man
Ted Worsley
as Desk Editor
Jeff Howell
as Policeman
Christina Romero
as Mother at Zoo
Peggy Sanders
as Young Policewoman
Jeff Wild
as Delivery Man
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Critic Reviews for Two Evil Eyes

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

It is amazing what Argento has been able to do in his 65-minute "The Black Cat," which is the more ingenious--and gory--of the two parts.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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

December 22, 2001 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

But where Romero goes for the cheap, linear approach, Argento's storytelling is painfully poetic, with ever-shifting points of view and asides... There's a madness in Argento's method and it's always appropriate.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The word on the street -- Rue Morgue or otherwise -- is that the Argento segment far outshines the Romero tale, but I found them of comparable quality.

December 25, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

a grim, uneven affair that highlights its respective directors' strengths and weaknesses in relatively equal measure

December 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

All in all, Two Evil Eyes is one evil eye with perfect vision. The other eye has a cataract.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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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