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Introduced by University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Professor Emerita of English / Film Studies Marcia Landy
Individual tickets for each film are $10 – no screenie cards or discounts will be applied, except for University of Pittsburgh students ($8). Passes for the entire series are available for $100, a savings of over $75! All pass purchasers will receive additional giveaways and be entered into a drawing to win prizes!
Two reigning masters of cinematic horror, George A. Romero and Dario Argento, who had been friends and collaborators since the 1970s, come together for a 2-man anthology of films based on their favorite stories by Edgar Allan Poe, relocated to late-80s Pittsburgh. Argento, Italy’s undisputed maestro of the macabre, contributes a story based on Poe’s fiendish “The Black Cat” in which hotshot photojournalist Harvey Keitel finds himself pursued by the ghost of a cat he mercilessly strangled for a lurid, sensationalist book of photography. In “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” Romero tells the story of a wife, magnificently played by Adrienne Barbeau, who has her much older husband hypnotized on his deathbed so as to direct his vast fortune in her direction when he dies. But even after he passes away, he might not be gone. With some of the most impressive make-up effects of Pittsburgh legend Tom Savini’s career, Two Evil Eyes is a blast, one of Romero’s most purely enjoyable efforts.
– Slant Magazine