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Two Evil Eyes (1990)
- George A. Romero Movies (#12)
Two Evil Eyes (Italian: Due occhi diabolici) is a 1990 double feature horror film written and directed by the Italian Dario Argento and the American George A. Romero. The two had previously worked together on the immensely popular Dawn of the Dead in 1978. The film is split into two separate tales ("The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" and "The Black Cat") based largely on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Romero's "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" stars Adrienne Barbeau and showcases his traditional mix of horror with social commentary, especially capitalism. Argento's "The Black Cat" stars Harvey Keitel and blends a number of Poe references into an all new narrative. Both of the tales were filmed, and take place, in contemporary Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" Jessica Valdemar, an attractive middle-aged woman, rides in a taxi to the downtown Pittsburgh office of Steven Pike, her elderly husband’s lawyer with some paperwork for Mr. Pike approval. Pike sees that Jessica’s elderly husband, who is dying from an unnamed terminal illness, is liquidating a number of his assets for cash and suspects Jessica of having undue influence on him.