Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Two Evil Eyes (1980)

When talking about horror anthologies, Creepshow is usually at the top of most people's list. But when it comes to actual scariness, it's hard to beat this forgotten classic.

And what a crew: George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Harvey Keitel, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and John Amos, starring in two short films based upon the works of Edgar Allen Poe.

While the first story, The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, is a bit of a slow start, it'll all be worth it in the second story, where mr. Keitel gives the performance of his life in The Black Cat. As the movie features some scenes of animal cruelty, it might be a bit difficult to stomach for some, and the film could certainly never have been made today, but at the same time, the disturbing images are very effective in creating a truly unsettling atmosphere of one man's descent into madness, and of course, no real animals were harmed.


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