Blue Underground releases a deluxe edition 3-disc set of an Argento/Romero classic
One of the great things about the horror genre is it’s always been a ripe playground for crossovers and team-ups… in front of the camera and behind. One such team-up came in 1990 with the film, TWO EVIL EYES. Originally conceived as a four-part anthology of Edgar Allan Poe stories to be directed by horror masters, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George Romero and Dario Argento… it later transformed into a two-part anthology film helmed by Romero and Argento. Of course, we can’t forget the final horror legend brought onboard to handle the film’s gruesome effects, the one and only, Tom Savini. Unfortunately, even this trio of horror titans couldn’t help TWO EVIL EYES from becoming a dud at the box office and languishing on video store shelves.
TWO EVIL EYES opens with Romero’s segment, The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdmear, which is a solid little slice of horror that feels and plays like a great Twilight Zone episode written by Richard Matheson. Adrienne Barbeau (THE FOG and SWAMP THING) stars as a conniving wife to a dying millionaire. With the help of her husband’s doctor (and her secret lover), they put forth a devious plot to swindle the dying man of his fortune. With the aid of hypnotic therapy, the two begin their scheme only to find that it will lead to a shocking ending involving the undead and an appearance from genre favorite, Tom Atkins (HALLOWEEN 3 & NIGHT OF THE CREEPS).