These two drama-fest stories, limited by being based on a pair of Edgar Allen Poe's stories, are slow and miserable to watch.
'Friday the 13th' was shot in 1980 for $0.5m and was infinitely better in story and execution than these. 'Poltergeist' in 1982 for just a little more at $10.7m, 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' in 1984 for $1.8m, then 'Hellraiser' in 1987 for $1m. So there's really no defending what on Earth these two directors were thinking since production and story standards had already been well established. I think Romero and Argento just took the money from investors, phoned these in, and ran.
Widest Release: 150 theaters Close Date: October 31, 1991 In Release: 7 days / 1 weeks
150 theaters. Yeah. No kidding. I magine theater owners didn't want this cr@p associated with their business'.