Two short movies directed by two masters of filmed horror that adapted the master of written horror, Edgar Allan Poe. Great actors help out but it is Argento's short that is excellent in how it has reference to other works from the writer and great visual touches while the zombie story may fit Romero perfectly he doesn't manage to do much new with it and it's overlong and feel mostly like an extended TV episode.
Romero's segment feels like made for TV movie of the week, no doubt due to his workingman like way of filming action. Barbeau is excellent, although she isn't given much to do besides being frightened most of the time. The ending is quite fantastic! Argentp's segment is far more cinematic as one would guess, Keitel as well as the rest of the cast are very good. Too bad it seems tame compared to Martino's version
Romero's story is more even, but I preferred Argento's. Mostly due to the cinematography and general atmosphere. There were more individual elements that I liked, and he utilized Poe more effectively combining several of his stories together. The result is his version of what Poe can offer to modern audiences, and it's a very good one (especially compared to the crap I've been watching from him lately).