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The early eighties brought us a lot of sword and sorcery type films. Don Coscarelli followed up his crazy 1978 horror film Phantasm with this more straightforward (but still odd) fantasy film. Evil wizard Maax is trying to avert a prophecy of his death at the hands of Zed’s, the king, son.  Zed has declared he should be put to death upon learning he desires to sacrifice children to the god Ar.  Using a… Read More

Two Evil Eyes is a double feature from George A. Romero and Italian horror icon Dario Argento.  The two tales are Poe inspired tales The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar and The Black Cat. Romero’s tale is a pretty straight forward.  Jessica Valdemar married Ernest Valdemar for his riches.  She has to keep him alive, but he is nearing death. She is trying to keep her affair with his doctor,… Read More